Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

The holidays are the perfect time to pull out all the stops on your creativity. I personally love to make gifts and luscious treats for everyone. One of my favorite things to do is to make a Gumdrop Wreath or Candy Wreath. It’s so simple that even the kids will enjoy helping.

To make the wreath, you’ll need a plastic craft foam wreath form (which can be purchased at any craft store), masking tape, wire, wooden picks, jumbo gumdrops and ribbon. The quantities needed will depend on the size of your wreath.

Begin by wrapping masking tape around what will be the top of the wreath. The tape reinforces the wreath for hanging. Wrap wire around the wreath over the tape, bending the wire into a hanging loop at the back of the wreath. Break wooden picks in half, inserting the broken ends into the gumdrops. Cover the top and sides of the wreath with gumdrops. Tie a bow at the top of the wreath, hinding the wire.

There you have it! A fun and festive wreath to hang on your door or to give as a gift to a friend or teacher. Now how fun is that? It’s amazing all the things we can do with food.

This is just one simple yet fun idea for the holidays. Check back often for more recipes, tips and creative ideas all food related for the upcoming holidays.

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