On the 9th Day of Halloween my true love said to meeee… 9 candy wreath(s), 8 dragon eggs, 7 fluffy Halloween pillow(s), 6 Halloween Banner(s), 5 Keep Out sign(s), 4 Jack O’ Lantern, 3 creepy spiders, 2 friendly ghosts…lots of candy in a bag-eeee!
Today’s Halloween project is sweet. Really sweet! I mean, covered in sweets!! Like, all around the loop sweet!
I’m talking about a Halloween candy wreath!
That’s right! If you dream of a quiet night on Halloween and don’t feel like handing out candy, why not make your front door do all the work?!
Sure, some kids may take more candy than they should but you can certainly put creepy Halloween signs like “Eat it at your own risk” or “one candy per kid” or “the big bad wolf will get ya”. A spooky good time indeed!
This wreath is so easy to make you can even recruit the kids to help you out. It is also a great gift idea for teachers or an ice breaker at the office. How cool it would be to hand out candy and “pretty up” the place in the process?!
So join me now in this sweet adventure making a Halloween candy wreath.
Materials for the candy wreath
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The first thing you will need is a wreath base. You can use a foam base, straw or even a pool noodle as your base. I used a straw wreath because it was a lot cheaper than the foam. But I can tell you that the foam is much easier to work with. But it was $3.99 versus $9.99, so straw wreath it is!!
The next thing you are going to need is candy and lots of it.
I opted for lollipops because all I had to do was insert the sticks into the foam. That’s it!. If you use regular candy you will need to either hot glue them or use a stapler to secure them.
Also realize, one candy is not that heavy, but when you add 300 of them you can imagine the weight. So if you can, stick with lollipops. You’re welcome!
I have seen wreaths made with candy bars too. This is also an option as they may be easier to secure onto a wreath. You will definitely need a hot glue gun for this.
Finally, you will need ribbons of various sizes and colors (I found some cool Halloween ribbons on Amazon). You can also add other decorative items like flowers or Halloween lettering if you prefer.
Making the candy Wreath
Place the wreath onto a table or counter top and start placing each candy from inside out in a row. Make the first row as close to the center of the wreath as possible. Then move outwards until the last row touches your work surface.
Notice my lollipops had 3 different colors so I decided to stagger them. Also, usually you want to wrap your wreath with ribbon or yarn to cover the wreath before you start working. You don’t want to do that here. Otherwise, your sticks won’t got into the foam.
Of course, if you are hot glue-ing your candy I suggest you wrap the wreath first since the hot glue may melt your foam base before you are able to add any candy to it. A ribbon will ensure that does not happen.
Finishing touches for the candy wreath
After you are done placing the candy or lollipops onto the base you will need to wrap the center of the wreath with ribbon or fabric to cover any spots where the foam can be visible.
In my project, I opted for a ribbon in the center. I didn’t bother with the back of the wreath since the candy covered the wreath base almost all around the back. I used tacky glue to glue the ribbon but you can use hot glue or school glue for this.
The Cherry on top of the Candy Wreath
Every wreath needs a big bow to make it complete. I chose a larger orange wired ribbon for the larger bow. Then added a purple and black flower in the middle and added a black bow behind the flowers for volume. There are many good tutorials for bows on Pinterest.
It’s not my fortè but it looks good enough. No one will care for the bow. I promise you. Unless you are crafty. Then at least I made you laugh! HA!
Don’t forget to run a rope, wire or some kind of yarn to hang the wreath on your door. I would not recommend hot glue-ing a hook. The weight is probably too much for that.
And here it is! The Halloween Candy Wreath in all it’s glory!!
So, what do you think?! How sweet is this?! Sooo sweet!
This project was so easy to make it and eating the candy in the process! It literally took me 30 minutes to make the wreath (well, not counting my entanglement with the ribbon!). Ribbon: 1 x Me: 0!
Join me tomorrow for our 10th Day of Halloween! Almost at the finish line! Can you smell the candy?