Easy Gumdrop Wreath
When I brought down the decorations this week, I discovered our wreath had finally gone past the point of being presentable. Fortunately, there's a grocery AND art store near our home, so a quick trip, $15.00, and a couple of hours later we're back in business with our very own Gumdrop Wreath. This is a great craft if you're sitting in front of the TV watching Elf or a football game. However, it's even better if you're sitting around with your kids or a friend. Here's what you need:
- One styrofoam wreath
- 5-6 bags gumdrops
- 2-3 boxes round toothpicks
- Ribbon for hanging
I wanted a big wreath, so I bought plenty of supplies. Adjust what you buy depending on the size of the wreath. The first thing I do is put the gumdrops on a plate so you easily can spot the colors you want. Next, take the toothpicks and cut in half. I can't do this without those little wood pieces flying everywhere, so I cut them over a large bowl. This keeps most of the pieces from flying away.Now you're ready to go! I put this picture in because I love the colors. This whole project says "Merry" to me.Put the flat (cut) end of the toothpick into the flat side of the gumdrop. Then push the gumdrop into the styrofoam. I start with the top edge.Next, fill in the inside.
Then move to the top of the wreath.I'd love to say this craft is a huge hit with the kids, but they move in and out of the project. They are mostly excited at the beginning and end, so don't plan on a ton of help. However, if the neighborhood kids stop by looking to play with your kids, you've basically won the crafting lottery. Groups of kids love this project!When you've filled in the top and side, add your ribbon and hang your wreath. I will likely apply a matte spray to preserve the colors for a couple of years. I was so very pleased with the final results. Let me know if you give it a try!!