If you are looking for a unique holiday wreath to adorn your front door or to use as a centerpiece on any table this Christmas season, try making a red and green Christmas candy wreath. This project is simple, fast and easy and children will love to help make not only a beautiful decoration, but also one that has scrumptious goodies they can eat. This colorful wreath also makes an excellent gift for a family member or close friend. Another great thing about this wreath is that all the items need to make it can be purchased at dollar stores.
Items Needed to Make Your Red and Green Christmas Candy Wreath
– One Styrofoam ring (any size). It can be round or flat on one side. If you cannot find a green ring, than spray paint a white one green. Let it dry completely before continuing.
– Plastic or silk winter greenery, such as Holly leaves or spruce needles. Be sure to buy the kind that has wire stems and enough to go all the way around the Styrofoam ring.
– One skein of red yarn
– One bag of assorted, individually wrapped candy (Hershey’s kisses are a good choice)
– One roll of red colored plastic wrap
– On yard of two inch wide red ribbon
– Craft scissors
Assembling the Red and Green Christmas Candy Wreath
Begin by cutting the greenery into small manageable pieces approximately three to four inches long. Working in one direction, completely cover the Styrofoam wreath with the greenery, covering the metal stems with the next layer of greenery. All you need do is stick the metal stem end into the wreath and bend the greenery over to lie flat against the wreath. Be sure to cover the in and outside of the wreath. Have the children help with the placement of the greenery.
Next cut rectangles out of the red plastic wrap large enough to cover the pieces of candy. Let the children wrap one piece of candy in each rectangle and them have them twist the ends to seal.
Cut the red yarn into strips long enough to tie each piece of candy to the wreath. Be sure to tie the yarn in a bow. This will look nice and make it easier to remove the candies when you are ready to eat them. Place the individually wrapped candy pieces around the wreath in a random pattern, or place in clumps of two or three using one strand of yarn.
Make a fashionable bow out of the two-inch wide red ribbon and place at the top of the wreath. If you are not very good at bow making, then buy a ready-made one.
Your red and green Christmas candy wreath is not ready to hang or be placed in the center of a table.
Source: Great Stuff, Myself