Have you ever made a craft with something edible? I thought Valentine’s Day was the perfect time to try a “candy” wreath. Using a floral ring and Dollar Store lollipops, you can put this together pretty fast and even little ones can help with unwrapping the lollipops. Another idea for how to use this at the end of the post!
Here are the supplies that I used:
- 6” flat MDF floral ring (from Michael’s)
- 22 heart-shaped hard candy lollipops (I used the Tiger Pops from the Dollar Store)
- ¾” pink and white polka-dotted satin ribbon (From Michael’s)
- ¼” red satin ribbon
- 1” foam hearts in light pink, bright pink and red
- Floral wire
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Here’s how to make the lollipop wreath:
Hot glue the ribbon to the back of the flat MDF floral ring. Completely wrap the floral ring in ¾” pink and white polka-dotted ribbon, overlapping ribbon as you go. Keep the ribbon as taut as possible.
When you finish wrapping the wreath, glue the ribbon to the back of the floral ring and leave a length of ribbon. You’ll use the length of ribbon to form a loop to hold the wire for hanging.
Unwrap the lollipops. Hot glue the lollipops around the ring, lining up the bottom of the lollipop sticks with the top of the inner circumference of the ring.
Hot glue the foam hearts, alternating colors, around the inner ring, at the bottom of the lollipop sticks, so the sticks are not too visible. Allow the “point” of each heart to come off the ring into the center, as in the photo below.
Make 22 small, figure-eight ribbons from the red satin ribbon. Hot glue a ribbon on each lollipop stick, just below the candy heart.
With the length of 3/4 “ pink ribbon left after initially wrapping the ring, fold over several times and glue securely, leaving an open loop. Double a length of floral wire, thread through the loop and twist to make a hanger. (Yes, my hanger could be MUCH neater!)
I took this photo of the wreath on my front door, though I would not recommend using it on a door that gets a lot of traffic. One slam and we’ve got heart shards all over the place…and we don’t want to be heartbreakers!
I think this would actually look GREAT lying flat on a table with a hurricane in the center and a candle as a centerpiece for Valentine’s dinner or a party. Hmm…I should have done that and definitely would have, but guess what? Rather than drop the wreath and break some hearts, I dropped the hurricane and broke the glass! I saved the project…the hurricane can be replaced!
What do you think? Perhaps not the most practical of wreaths, but it’s cute and colorful and definitely says Valentine’s Day.
It was so “sweet” of you to visit today!
Linking up this project at 52Mantels!