My “baby” at college gave me a challenge a couple of weeks ago. She told me that her college dorm has an unofficial decorating competition going on. She appealed to both my mom and blogger sides (smart girl!) and asked if I could help her decorate her room for Christmas. I thought about it for about 1 second and, of course, I accepted the challenge. What’s the best way to win the hearts of college students in a decorating competition? Free candy, of course! I remembered how popular candy wreaths were at my first job and so I created this easy candy wreath for my daughter. Oh, and it’s a great way to use up left-over Halloween candy (and get it out of my house!). This candy wreath is perfect for college students or deployed soldiers because it’s easily used up and the remaining wreath base can be recycled after the holidays.
Grab left-over Halloween candy or run to the store now and pick up some on-sale candy. Pick a holiday colored candy that is in individual plastic wrapping. You’ll be hot gluing the candy down to the wreath so you need packaging that will survive hot glue.
Craft paint & paint brush
Paint the cardboard wreath to blend in with your candy. Hot glue the candy to the wreath. Glue the first layer on the outside edge of the wreath and layer the second row on top of the first layer. It works best if you glue the end of the packaging to make it easier to remove the candy from the wreath.
In about 15 minutes (plus paint drying time) you have a festive holiday wreath. So what do you think, will my daughter’s hall win the competition? Who do you know that would enjoy an easy candy wreath?
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