So far this week, it appears that I have Candy Crafts on the brain. (Check out my Christmas Peeps Wreath and PEEPS Candy Bouquets for a sure sugar rush.) Today I’m sharing a few more sweet ideas I’ve found online for Christmas Candy Crafts. I’ve collected tutorials for making Gumdrop Trees, Peppermint Topiaries, Candy Wreaths, and more. If you’re looking for a fun Christmas craft for the kids, it doesn’t get better than this. Is it any wonder that Santa often leaves a toothbrush in the Christmas stockings?
(And speaking of kids, Crafts ‘n Coffee is sponsoring a Solar System Kit giveaway over at Create.Craft.Love. Go on over and enter for your chance to win one of four Solar System kits. I bet you know someone who would love to find one under the tree! And while you’re over at Create.Craft.Love, poke around. Jill has so many fun ideas to share!)
Amanda Jane Brown, from the blog of the same name, made a beautiful collection of Christmas Candy Topiaries in traditional colors. She has an easy-to-follow tutorial for making these too.
Believe it or not, Amanda made her first Gumdrop Topiaries back in 2003, and then displayed them every Christmas for the following eight years! I love that you can make them once and then enjoy them for many years to come. (Tip – a cone of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam won’t absorb any moisture, so it won’t collapse and it won’t mold.)
Speaking of gumdrops, here’s a sweet Gumdrop Topiary from Jenni of The Vintage Umbrella. Jenni’s topiary was for a birthday, but by changing the container and the ribbon, you can easily make this a Christmastime centerpiece. If you wanted, you could also use only red, green and white gumdrops.
I saw this pretty Gumdrop Wreath on Thoughtfully Simple, but unfortunately, there are no instructions. I would follow Jenni’s technique and simply adapt it to a wreath.
If visions of sugarplums are what you have in mind, check out this Candyland Christmas spread from Celebrating Inspiration. The tutorial for the Fruit Slice Topiaries walks you through it, step-by-step.
You can’t go wrong with the classic, Starlight mints for the holidays. Lor from Show Tell Share did just that when she made her Peppermint Candy Topiaries. You’ll find Lor’s tutorial on Under the Table & Dreaming.
Here’s another take on a Peppermint Topiary – Candy Cane Trees. I love these and they look fairly easy to make. You’ll find them on the Pizzazzerie.
Dreamy Whites shares a Peppermint Candy Wreath. Her blog is gorgeous, and I guarantee you that you can’t look at just one page on Dreamy Whites.
Suzanne at Lookie Loo Photography made a pair of Peppermint Wreaths to dress up her kitchen cabinets. Her tutorial is excellent, and she shares an easy tip for getting rid of glue gun strings, too.
These all look like so much fun! For more candy crafting fun, please be sure to check out our PEEPS Party Pack giveaway. If you win, you’ll be able to throw your own candy crafting holiday bash.
Be sure to visit Jill over at Create.Craft.Love, too, for a chance to win a Solar System Kit.
(Two giveaways going on at one time — it must be Christmas time!)
I have more Christmas crafts planned for tomorrow, but no sweets, I promise!