Make a wreath using hard, wrapped candies, ribbon, and a hanger! A fun decoration that you can eat.
- Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
- Time Required: 60 minutes+ (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Wire Hanger
- Wrapped Candy
- Regular or Curling Ribbon
- Wire Cutters
Straighten the hanger and then cut off a piece about 12-inches long. Bend that piece into a circle shape that is about 5-inches across. Overlap the ends and twist them together. Of course, you can adjust the size of your circle as much as you like. I used about 50 wrapped candies on my 5-inch wreath so you will need more if you make it bigger and less if you make it smaller.
Once you have the wreath base made, you can add the candy! You can use any kind of wrapped candy you like, anything from traditional peppermint rounds to suckers. About 50 of them should fill your wreath nicely, but this number can vary a bit from person to person because of how close they are tied together and the size of the candies used.
Cut the ribbon into pieces about 8-inches long. Take 1 piece of candy and tie it to the center of a piece of ribbon. Then, use the ribbon to tie the candy tightly onto the wreath.
You can either cut off the extra ribbon or leave it. The ends can be curled to add a nice touch to your wreath. Continue this process until you have the wreath as full of candy as you like.
To hang your wreath, cut a piece of ribbon and tie it around the wreath and into a loop. You can even eat the candy by simply unwrapping it, leaving the wrapper attached to the wreath!