With a pile of your favorite candy, you can make this festive candy wreath craft for your home, classroom or office. This is a decoration everyone will enjoy, especially the ones with a sweet tooth!

Make a Candy Wreath with your favorite candies for any holiday!

Let’s make a candy wreath

This candy wreath craft is relatively easy to put together. Perhaps a bit too tedious for small children to make, they will however enjoy taking it apart…piece by piece. Older kids and even elementary age may even jump into it and have fun. This candy wreath is perfect for decorating any area of your home, a classroom or even an office!

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Materials needed

Materials you’ll need for making this fun candy wreath

By the way, did I mention loads of candy?!?!

NOTE: You can also use the part of embroidery hoop with the metal closure– just tape over the metal part to secure it together and make sure you place it at the bottom when hanging.

Instructions for making a Candy Wreath

Step 1

First, paint or cover your hoop with colored electricians tape (makes it a little prettier as the candy is removed). 

Step 2

Next, tie about a 2 yard piece of curling ribbon to the hoop and then covering the knot with tape.

Step 2 preparing the ribbon around the embroidery frame

Step 3

Now you can place a piece of candy on the hoop and tightly wrap the curling ribbon around the hoop catching the tail of the candy wrapper

Step 3 starting off with wrapping the first candy

Step 4

Continue wrapping the candy to the hoop.  If the curling ribbon runs short tie off the ribbon to the hoop and tie on another piece and begin again.  Wrap the candy as close together as you can so you have a full wreath.

Step 4 wrapping the candy around the embroidery frame
The candy wreath is now coming together with your variety of candies!

Step 5

Once you’ve finished wrapping all of the candy, tie on a pair of scissors for cutting off the candy.

Step 6

Finally, tie on a loop of ribbon for hanging and add a bow!

Sweet! Where did you hang your candy wreath? How long did it last before getting eaten up?

My Candy wreath story

In our family these candy wreaths are a holiday tradition that was passed from one lovely and creative woman to her equally lovely and creative sister. What a joy to have known that incredible woman and what a blessing it has been for me to be able have that sister for my sister-n-law. Each year my sister-in-law makes these wreaths for my children to take to school to hang in their classrooms. What a sweet treat for all of the kids!

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  2. This is not a new idea… It has been around for 40+ years. My sitter, the one that watched me when I was 7-8)made these wreaths and sold them. She was such a crafty lady…We had one hanging on our door every year. Now I am going to try and replicate Jenni’s handiwork…

  3. Thank you so much, my hubby found this on his phone for me and said it was fate because of the “skiptomylou”. LOVE IT!!!!

  4. Love this idea. I am going to make one with my grankdkids to give to their mom for her birthday.

  5. One other thing that I just remembered. We made ours with wire clothes hangers. Wish I had kept all the metal hangers I just tossed about 2 months ago!

  6. this brings back so many memories. We used to make these every year in Girl Scouts in the 60’s & early 70’s. I was just thinking about them recently and thought this would be fun to do with my two grandaughters. this coming xmas. I will be making some. Thanks for the memories.

  7. This is such a fun project. Our family has made these often. We have also used balloons.

  8. Hi hope you don’t mind but I made my own version of this and have credited you as the inspiration on my blog. Love your site and your inspirations.

  9. What a lovely idea! Thanks so much for posting the instructions.I just made one of these for my son’s school christmas fair. It’s not as pretty as your version, but of course you had the benefit of practice! You can see mine at http://dotsorstripes.blogspot.com/2009/11/sweet-treats.html, and I did include a link back to your instructions. I may make another for at home, but I think I’ll use a smaller hoop for that in the interests of preserving the kids’ teeth! Thanks again, Kay

  10. These are fantastic! I’ve never seen them before.The little scissors are a great touch.I’ll definitely be doing lots of these(and will be able to afford to!)They look too cute to eat, but I know the kids won’t think so!Thanks!

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