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Project

Candy Wreath

This wreath might be too tempting to remain intact for long.

Materials

  • 2 pounds of hard candy in twisted wrappers
  • An 8-foot length of embroidery thread
  • A round wire wreath form that is 8 inches in diameter.

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Tie the center of the thread to the form, leaving two ends of equal length.

  2. Step 2

    Hold the form between your knees (as shown), and make a loose knot on the outside of the form. Place ends of three wrappers through loop; cinch the knot, and knot again.

  3. Step 3

    Tie another knot to the form, thus securing the candies to it, then gently position them side by side.

  4. Step 4

    Once candies are tied all around the form, hang it from a ribbon.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 1997

Reviews (8)

  • AMShackelford 9 Sep, 2011

    Unfortunately, I don't live in Canada or the UK, so Quality Street is quite expensive for me to get. Does anyone have alternatives for candy this color that won't melt (like Riesen)?
    I would love to make this wreath but I am having a hard time finding candy I can use. Thanks!

  • boopiejo 26 Sep, 2010

    Not sure why the picture links didn't show up. Kisses are here: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/2896171589_2257a43238.jpg and Quality Street is here: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/2572921732_e2c1321d2e.jpg?v=0

  • boopiejo 26 Sep, 2010

    I imagine this would still be cute if the candy is removed from the wrapper without removing the wrapper from the frame. Maybe even more so, as it would be fluffier? Peanut butter kisses (they're some kind of taffy, not a Hershey's kiss) come in a pack with some orange and some brown wrappers (waxy, not cellophane). Picture:
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/2896171589_2257a43238.jpg)
    Nestle sells a variety pack called Quality Street with three candies in orange wrappers. Picture:
    http:/

  • rebeccarae 26 Nov, 2009

    I made a bunch of these last year for Halloween and Christmas. They really don't take long at all, about a half an hour per one. However, if you're planning on sitting down doing them for a while be prepared for a stiff neck! Staring into your lap for that long gets painful!

  • keeperbay 23 Oct, 2008

    I would like to know how long this usually takes to complete! WOW!

  • Kenslew 11 Oct, 2008

    Does anyone know where to find candy this color? I could only find butterscotch discs, and I am planning to use Riesens for the brown/black and Werthers for another yellowish color, but I'd like to find candy that all looks the same (i.e. without writing on the wrappers). Suggestions?

  • bonesnuttly 6 Oct, 2008

    My sweet auntie Dot use to do this every Christmas. We would go over to her house and snip off a hard tack. She would always have a small pair of safety sissors attached with bright ribbon.

  • tehachap 29 Sep, 2008

    Just a thought, but this could be transferred to a Christmas door hanger AND, you could take 18 gauge wire and make H O H O (hung vertically) Tie striped candies on the H's and Red Cinnamon Candies on the O's. If you felt it needed some greenery, you could add some artificial greenery by tying it to the rings or mount the HoHo onto a board with the greenery surrounding the HoHo.