A sweet, Glittered Gumdrop & Sugarplum Christmas Wreath

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day, and that you’re still snacking on leftovers. Mmmm . . .  Patty Schaffer is back today with another sweet Christmas craft – she made more Glittered Gumdrops, this time in a smaller size, and then added them to her Glittered Gumdrop and Sugarplum Wreath. This wreath looks like a Christmas Candy Land! The square shape is unexpected – I’ve featured several square wreaths this year, and I like this unexpected look.

DIY a Glittered Gumdrop & Sugarplum Wreath for Christmas! CraftsnCoffee.com

If you like the idea of making a square wreath, the Beautiful, Fall Burlap Wreath and Velvet Mushroom Wreath offer a little more inspiration.

To make a Glittered Gumdrop & Sugarplum Christmas Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Seven, 2” x 2-1/2” eggs
    • 12” x 12” x 1” block
  • Acrylic craft paint in red, yellow, orange, green and purple
  • Crystal glitter, coarse
  • Tinsel garland, 40 ft. (Patty used four, 10-ft. lengths)
  • Assorted artificial candies & gingerbread men
  • Ribbon, ¼” x 8”
  • Mod Podge
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; wood skewers; stiff bristle paintbrush; ruler; sharp pencil; serrated knife; old candle or bar of soap; straight pin

To make a Glittered Gumdrop & Sugarplum Christmas Wreath:

  1. To make the gumdrops, follow Steps 1 – 4 in the instructions for the Glittered Gumdrops. You don’t need to add a hanger, so you can skip Step 5.
Easy DIY -- how to make Glittered Gumdrop Ornaments on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Patty shared her Glittering Gumdrop Ornaments earlier this week. You’ll make the Gumdrops for the wreath the same way, only you’ll use a smaller egg and skip the hanger.

  1. Using a ruler and a sharp pencil, draw an 8” square in the middle of the 1” foam block. Wax the knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap, and cut out the center. You should have a square with 2″ wide sides.
  1. Glue the end of a tinsel garland to the back of the wreath, and wrap it around the wreath. Glue the other end to the back of the wreath. Continue wrapping the wreath in garlands till it’s covered.
Sweet details from a Glittered Gumdrop & Sugarplum Wreath. DIY on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Arrange your Glittered Gumdrops and other faux candies. Once you like their placement, you can pick and glue them to the wreath.

  1. Arrange the faux candies, gingerbread men, and glittered gumdrops on the wreath. When you like your arrangement, pick and/or glue them in place.
  1. Knot together the ends of the ribbon. Pin and glue the ribbon to the back of the wreath for a hanger.
Sparkly, Glittered Gumdrop & Sugarplum Wreath on CraftsnCoffee.com.

It looks like Christmas, doesn’t it?

What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? Are you still enjoying leftovers?

Happy crafting!


P.S. If you’re looking for sweet little gift ideas and stocking stuffers, check out Patty’s etsy shop, p.s. it’s in the details. Her paper crafts are so dang cute!

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10 Responses to A sweet, Glittered Gumdrop & Sugarplum Christmas Wreath

  1. This is so stinking adorable!!! LOVELOVELOVE it!!! TFS!

  2. Anne says:

    Sharon your wreath is so clever and cute!!! Those gum drops look good enough to eat 😉

  3. Katiria says:

    Oh the best part of Thanksgiving is the turkey of course! Thanks for the sugarplum wreath idea. Hope your holiday was great.

  4. CraftyB says:

    ’tis the season!! Great addition to the holiday decor and the white background is perfect! Time to fire up the glue gun!

  5. annehaun says:

    Yummy wreath!

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