I was strolling through my local dollar tree and I spotted some plain green wreaths (don't you just love the dollar tree?). I've been planning to make a wreath like I did when I was a kid...a candy wreath! Way back when...we used a wire coat hanger, string and candy. Getting the coat hanger into a circular shape wasn't much fun, and now the hangers are much thinner, and hard to find. This $1 wreath has a sturdy wire frame and the branches give it some thickness, so it is perfect for our candy wreath. Wanna make one too?....Follow along...
Here is the supply list and the cost breakdown:
- Dollar tree wreath ($1)
- Dollar tree wreath hanger ($1)
- Peppermints, or whatever wrapped candy you like (Walgreens has different colors for under $2) $12 for 7 bags
- String (not to thick) $0...had on hand
- Kid scissors ($3...if you don't have a dozen on hand, like me)
- Bow(optional) $0...made from ribbon on hand
- Stretchy cord (to hang your scissors) $0...We have boxes of this stuff!
- TOTAL Cost to Me.....$8 per wreath (with lots of candy left over)
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You could do a butterscotch wreath for Thanksgiving, or a "smartie" wreath for baby showers...so much texture and the pastel is perfect. What other ideas do you have?
Comment and let me know how you and your family like this edible wreath...I super appreciate any comments or followers :0
Enjoy, and see you soon...