Give the perfect gift this holiday season, a Candy Cane Wreath! It’s edible seasonal Christmas Decor. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea.
Christmas decorating and gift giving is in full swing! Don’t you love when you can combine the two? Recently, I needed a neighbor gift and came up with this fun candy cane wreath! I wanted the candy to be edible as well so made sure to use an adhesive that would hold the candy canes but also allow them to be removed with too much hassle.
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Started by pairing the candy canes together and tying them with the curling ribbon. I used a total of 20 candy canes and made 10 bundles of two.
The centerpiece of the wreath is what holds all of the candy canes in place. The base of the centerpiece is a large white scallop circle from white cardstock. I had originally wanted to be able to see the ends of the candy cane through the center so I cut a hole in the center of the scallop circle. This didn’t work how I had wanted so you don’t need to cut out the center.
Use several glue dots to the end of each candy cane to secure to the Scallop Circle.
Turn the wreath over and place a second scallop circle on the other side of the wreath. This will help stabilize and distribute the weight of the candy canes a bit better.
To create the lollie for the centerpiece, cut strips of different yet coordinating papers. For the bottom lollie, cut 2 strips of paper that measures 5.5 x 2.5-inches and score every 1/4-inch. For the second layer lollie, cut 1 strip of paper that measures 7 x 1.5-inches and score every 1/4-inch.
Fold the strips of paper accordion style and connect the ends with glue.
The next step requires both hands so I couldn’t take a picture while I was doing it. flatten your strip of accordion folded paper, and hold together with a glob of hot glue. Then layer the lollies together. Top off with a smaller circle to hide the center of the lollies.
Isn’t the finished candy cane wreath cute?! I am super excited to give the wreath to my friend!
Who would you give a candy cane wreath too? Or would you keep it for yourself? Share and leave a comment below!
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