How to Make a Candy Wreath!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family, friends and good food! We had a great time and as always ate way too much. Over the past week I had 3 dinner parties and to say the least, I’m pooped! Never the less it’s time to gear up for the holidays.
I enjoy purchasing gifts to give to everyone in my family but when it comes to those that provide me with a service I often like to bake or make them something. One of my favorite things to do is to make a Candy Wreath. It’s a fun gift that can be displayed in your home or business for all to indulge in, by simply cutting a piece of ribbon that’s attached to some candy and then secured onto a wire ring.
My candy wreath pictured here has lots of colors, but you could use just one or go with a particular theme. You can make them with Christmas colors (as shown here), Chanukah colors, for a birthday party for either adult or child, or baby shower. You get the point? For some creative ideas check out this website that’s devoted to making candy wreaths.
These take about 3-4 hours to put together. I did mine in 4 evenings while sitting in front of the tv at my kitchen table. The time went by quickly especially while watching a favorite show.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- wreath ring to tie the candy onto
- hanger (stretched and shaped into a circle)
- curling ribbon – color(s) of your choice
- 3 pounds of wrapped candy I used Royals purchased from General Candy (came in 6 lb packs)
- Large decorators ribbon to tie onto the top of your wreath
- small scissors (to hang from wreath that will cut ribbon on candy from wreath)
Cut curling ribbon for each piece of candy about 10-12 inches in length to tie onto one end of the candy. You can use any type of candy or gum, etc. that is wrapped and twisted at least at one end.