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How to Make a Candy Wreath

How to Make a Candy Wreath

What to do with all of that leftover Halloween candy? I’ve got the perfect solution and today I’m sharing instructions for How to Make a Candy Wreath! This wreath would also make a fun Halloween decoration, so you might consider making it before Halloween as well. 

Of course, this definitely isn’t something that needs to be for Halloween only, a candy craft is a darling gift idea, a great thank you gift and would also be a fun idea for students to use to ask each other to school dances.

How to make a Candy Wreath

SO many fun ways to use this craft and one of my favorite things about it is that it’s pretty affordable. I spent about $15 on everything from the Dollar Tree. I always hear people talking about Dollar Tree store craft ideas and this would definitely be a great one!

Making a Candy Wreath

Materials for making a Candy Wreath

4 theatre boxes of candy
Large Airheads 
Miniature candy: Skittles, Mamba, Laffy Taffy, Airheads, Colored Tootsie Rolls, SweetTart Chews.
12” Metal Wreath Form
Scrap newspaper or paper
Large Birthday now and ribbon now 
Packing tape
Scissors
Hot glue/hot glue gun 

How to make a candy wreath

 

Wreath made from Halloween Candy

How to Make a Candy Wreath

1. Cut your scrap paper into 3” wide strips and wrap and tape it over and around your metal wreath.
2. Carefully hot glue the boxes of candy on each side opposite each other.
3. Begin filling In the empty spaces first with the larger miniature candies like bags of Skittles by carefully hot glueing them onto the scrap paper wreath. 
4. Once you have all the empty spots filled. Start by layering the smaller candy on top of everything, changing direction of what way you glue the candies. 
5. Once filled, glue a ribbon bow to the top and a regular bow over that.

Candy Wreath

I love glue guns because they make crafts like this SO easy and you can literally just keep stacking candies on top of each other. You’ll want to be careful to not put too much glue so that the candy doesn’t melt, but enough so that the wrappers will stick to each other. 

Candy Wreath Ideas

When selecting your ribbon color you can adjust that based on what your wreath will be used for. If this is a Halloween wreath, you’ll obviously want to use Halloween colors like black and orange and you might even want to add in fun Halloween themed candy to make it extra spooky

You could easily make this wreath for any holiday by changing up the candy choices, colors and also the colors of the bow and ribbon. Would this make a fun Christmas wreath if you were to add candy canes and kisses? 

Or, how about a Valentine’s Day wreath using candy hearts and mini chocolate boxes? The ideas are endless and you can adjust this craft to fit almost any budget. Look for bulk candy options to get the most bang for your buck and as I mentioned above, shopping for your goodies at the dollar stores will stretch your money even further. 

Craft Idea for Tweens and Teens

I’m always looking for fun activities and DIY projects for teens and tweens and this is definitely a craft project that they can enjoy. Sometimes it’s hard to think of birthday gift ideas for kids in those age groups so this might be a fun solution. What kid doesn’t love candy? 

This candy wreath craft would also be a neat one for a teen youth group activity. Affordable with minimal supplies needed, I can only imagine how much fun kids would have turning piles of candy into these adorable candy wreaths.

Dentists might not agree, but I think a candy wreath making activity night sounds like all kinds of fun! In fact… wouldn’t this be a fun gift idea for someone who has just had their braces removed!? 

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How to Make a Candy Wreath

How to Make a Candy Wreath

Yield: 1
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Such a fun little craft project, here are the instructions for how to make a candy wreath. A great way to use up leftover Halloween candy OR also a fun item to make as a birthday gift, thank you or even as Halloween decor!

Materials

  • 4 theatre boxes of candy
  • Large Airheads 
  • Miniature candy: Skittles, Mamba, Laffy Taffy, Airheads, Colored Tootsie Rolls, SweetTart Chews.
  • 12” Metal Wreath Form
  • Scrap newspaper or paper
  • Large Birthday now and ribbon now 
  • Packing tape
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue/hot glue gun

Instructions

    1.  Cut your scrap paper into 3” wide strips and wrap and tape it over and around your metal wreath.
    2. Carefully hot glue the boxes of candy on each side opposite each other.
    3. Begin filling In the empty spaces first with the larger miniature candies like bags of Skittles by carefully hot glueing them onto the scrap paper wreath. 
    4. Once you have all the empty spots filled. Start by layering the smaller candy on top of everything, changing direction of what way you glue the candies. 
    5. Once filled, glue a ribbon bow to the top and a regular bow over that.

Did you make this project?

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2 Comments

  1. What a creative and sweet way to repurpose leftover Halloween candy! I love how this craft can be adapted for various holidays and occasions just by switching up the color scheme and type of candy. Plus, it’s budget-friendly! The idea of using this wreath as a gift or even as an “unbracing” present is really fun. Have you tried any variations of this candy wreath, like maybe using chocolate bars or incorporating small toys for a birthday theme? Also, how long does the wreath typically last before the candy needs to be replaced? This could be a fun project for a family craft day!

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