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White Christmas: Gumdrop Wreath

Introduction

An alternative to traditional holiday greenery, this whimsical wreath is constructed of white gumdrops, secured with toothpicks to a Styrofoam wreath form, and hung from a satin ribbon. Of course, this candy wreath can be as colorful as the gumdrops you choose. Glass dishes and jars filled with all-white treats, such as Jordan almonds, dragees, champagne bubbles, and white candy canes, suggest an enchanted candy counter.

Materials

  • Styrofoam wreath form
  • Florist's wire
  • Gumdrops
  • Toothpicks
  • Decorative ribbon

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Wrap enough florist's wire around wreath form to leave a large loop for hanging. Break toothpicks in half. Lay wreath form flat.

  2. Step 2

    Begin a short row: Place pointed end of a few toothpick halves into Styrofoam, following the form's curve from inside to outside; push one gumdrop onto broken end of each toothpick. After row is a few inches long, make a parallel row on each side until section is covered. Repeat until wreath is complete.Note: If you try to complete an entire ring of gumdrops before moving to next row, it will be very difficult to create a uniform pattern.

  3. Step 3

    Suspend wreath from wire hanger, disguised with a wide satin bow.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2000

Reviews (4)

  • Sheryll 2 Dec, 2010

    I am wondering if anyone has actually made this? I would be afraid they would get sticky in the sun and draw flies and ants. And that many gumdrops would not be cheap to make and for it to not last. I have not seen just white gumdrops myself. I think I will pass on this one.

  • adriel1219 8 Dec, 2009

    Has anyone found white gumdrops?!

  • rmcollins81 19 Dec, 2008

    Does anyone know how she tied that bow? I can't figure out how she got it to have double loops on each side.

  • MrsDiaz 28 Nov, 2008

    Has anyone tried to put a finish of clear spray (what kind?) to preserve this style wreath?