how to: make a candy wreath

candy wreath diy

these wreaths are so much fun! you can use your favorite wrapped candy – werthers, mini tootsie rolls – any candy that’s wrapped with the little twists at the ends. it does take a little bit of time to make (maybe an hour or two) but the process is really simple. plus, it only uses a wire hanger, a bunch of candy (i had a 3lb. bag and had a few candies left over), and a roll of floral tape. and everyone loves being able to just come by and unwrap a candy!

here’s how to make it:

start off by taking a regular ol’ wire hanger. bend it, step on it, pull it – whatever it takes – to get it into a circle shape. this should only take you a couple of minutes, and it’s not all that tough to do.

regular wire hanger bent into a wreath shape

next, take a length of floral tape. this stuff is perfect for this project – it is just the right amount of sticky when pulled slightly. wrap it around the wire hanger a couple of times, then use it to attach a candy by wrapping it over and under one end of the wrapper a few times.

wire hanger, candy, floral tape

keep adding candies, one at a time. it’ll take some getting used to, but you’ll get the hang of it soon.

candies on a wreath

just keep going…

how to make a christmas wreath

and going…

mint starlight candy wreath

and every now and again, use your fingers to push the candies down, squishing them all together so that there are no gaps.

make a wreath out of your favorite wrapped candy

keep going, you’re almost there!

mint candy wreath

once your candy’s made it full circle, tie a bow on the top. (i will be the first to admit that i do NOT know how to tie a good bow. but you get the idea….)

candy and bow

and there you have it! a great candy wreath to hang in your home during the holidays or to give away as gifts. let everyone come by and unwrap a treat or two! (that’s the best part!)



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  1. Anne says:

    Looks good enough to eat!!

  2. Jan says:

    I have been making these for years. Tie a small pair of scissors on a piece of ribbon and hang from the top of the wreath so guests can snip the candy off easily.

  3. MCatherine says:

    When I give a candy wreath, I include one of my hearts so that after the candy is gone, the love lingers on.

  4. Robyn D says:

    I use a styrofoam wreath form, cover it with some holiday cloth ribbon, hot glue it on and then hot glue the candy to the form. When the candy is all gone, they still have a nice holiday wreath and can put more candy on it if you want and definately add scissors. They are great gifts.

  5. Mun Yee says:

    I was wondering if I could use normal ribbon instead?

    • Katie says:

      good question! i’ve never tried it before. the floral tape has a little bit of stick to it and is really stretchy so it’s easy to use on this project. if you did use normal ribbon you’d probably have to tie it super tight to get it to hold. let me know how it goes!

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