For each project start with a 6-inch Styrofoam wreath. Except where noted in the following slides, use a glue gun to attach candy. Hang wreaths (using ribbon or a floral wreath hanger) well out of the reach of children under 3.
Gumdrops never looked this gorgeous!
What you need: One bag of gumdrops, toothpicks broken in half.
To make: Insert one end of a broken toothpick into a gumdrop and the other end into the wreath. Repeat, row by row, until wreath is covered.
Gummy berries and fruit slices add a pop of color to a pretty Life Savers wreath.
Old-fashioned penny candy makes a sweet statement.
Go mod with watermelon and sour-apple gummy rings.
For a more traditional flavor, combine peppermint and spearmint starlights.
Guests can snip the candies off this colorful wreath.
What you need: Scissors, white embroidery floss, hard candy (in the wrapper), tape.
To make: Cut several lengths of embroidery floss. Tie center of floss around one end of candy wrapper, leaving two loose ends. Holding wreath between your knees, tie wrapped candy onto wreath, knotting floss in back. Repeat. To make the wreath fuller, use tape to add a few extra candy pieces.
Copyright© 2004. Reprinted with permission from the December 2004 issue of Parents magazine.