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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Arrange the faux candies, gingerbread men, and glittered gumdrops on the wreath. When you like your arrangement, pick and/or glue them in place.
- Knot together the ends of the ribbon. Pin and glue the ribbon to the back of the wreath for a hanger.
What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? Are you still enjoying leftovers?
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!