It’s Day 1 of the 4th annual 12 Days of Christmas blog hop! If you are looking for awesome DIY candy decor for your home this year, follow along with all of the creative fun right here. We are going full gingerbread house starting with this glittery DIY candy wreath!
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It’s Day 1 and we are sharing DIY Wreath Ideas!
I seriously have a candy problem and I don’t even mean eating too much of it. Bath bombs that look like sweet treats, giant gummy bear lamps, even Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck It Ralph because of the candy in her hair all make me crazy excited.
This year that quirky love is totally your benefit because I’m channeling all of it into creating awesome candy-themed Christmas decor!
- 14” Styrofoam Wreath
- Starburst Hard Candies
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Mod Podge
- Pink Glitter
- Clear Engine Paint
- 2” Glittery Wire Ribbon
- Clear Twist Tie
First, remove your candies from their wrappers. I used 2.6 pounds but it didn’t cover the back of the wreath. If you want the entire wreath covered, I recommend unwrapping 5 or 6 pounds.
Next, begin gluing your candies to your wreath starting on the outer edge.
- I recommend choosing a pattern and sticking with it throughout your wreath.
Continue gluing on candies working your way towards the front of your wreath.
Keep adding candies until the front and sides of your wreath are covered.
Once your candies are on your wreath, place it on a protected surface and cover it with Mod Podge. I chose to spread mine with a 2” paint brush but you can use whatever you have on hand.
Next, sprinkle glitter all over the Mod Podge and allow it to dry completely before moving on.
After your Mod Podge is dry, seal your wreath with clear engine paint. Make sure you cover the entire wreath to properly seal it (and to protect it from animals if you hang it on your door).
Again, let the engine paint dry before moving on.
Now cut a length of ribbon that is double the length that you want your wreath to hang and tie it in a circle around your wreath.
Turn any excess ribbon from your knot into a bow. See the photo above for reference.
Next, fold more ribbon from your spool in on itself 4-6 times as pictured.
Cut the folded ribbon from your spool.
Now, cinch the center of your folded ribbon and secure it with your clear twist tie.
Lastly, attach the twist tie to the bottom of your tied ribbon hanger and fluff the folds into a bow.
Turn your home into your own personal Candyland starting with this glittery DIY candy wreath! Even better, this is totally easy to make and will make you totally excited every time you come home from the holiday chaos during the season. Now it’s time to check out all of the other amazing wreaths created by my friends below. Don’t forget to check the series introduction for more Christmas DIY projects and a list of all of the upcoming candy fun!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.