Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Faux Resin Candy Wreath


Okay so I'm not one to toot my own horn but I LOVE this wreath!  It started as vague idea that at first wasn't panning out but turned into something amazing...well at least I think so!

I had this foam wreath and originally thought I would make a gumdrop wreath.


Then I saw this candy at the dollar store and threw 2 containers in my cart.


When I got home I emptied out the containers and separated the candy pieces by color.


 Then I started gluing candy around the inner circle.  Until I had something like this:

I wasn't happy with the gaps between the pieces of candy so I thought I would squeeze hot glue into the crevices to make it look like the candies were set in resin.


I liked the result but thought it needed some glitter!  So I grabbed some of this glitter paint:


and painted it all over the candies and making sure to get in the crevices as well.  



I went to bed happy with the results but thought it didn't look finished so I stopped by the dollar tree this morning and picked up 3 more containers of candy.  5 glue sticks and half a container of glitter paint later I had this:





Isn't it cool?  I still have to figure out a way to hang it cuz it weighs like 50 lbs...serious peeps, it could be used as a weapon.  Please craft responsibly.  ;-)

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34 comments:

  1. andi, i big puffy heart this! it's awesome!!!!!
    did your silhouette make it there safely?

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  2. It looks fantastic!

    I'm like that too. Once I get started on a project, there is no stopping me. :)

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  3. The colours are so pretty...you'll have all the kids (and kids at heart) drooling over your lolly wreath! A few years ago I did the pile of lollies on the top of a jar project and it was pretty cool too.

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  4. Love it!! SO colorful and festive!! I think you should use a thick ribbon around the top to hang it (no bow - just a loop of ribbon). Nice!!!

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  5. Oh, my gosh, my mom would love this. We were just talking the other day how my Grandma used to have hard candy out during the holidays. She will love this memory of her mother. Thanks!

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  6. this is seriously amazing!!

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  7. Beautiful! I'm so glad you went back & added more candy... it made a world of difference. Great job!

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  8. I love it, the extra candy was totally worth it and I think you'll be enjoying it for years! I remember eating that old fashioned candy at my Grandma's so this would bring back such memories! Thanks for joining us at A Crafty Soiree!

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  9. Seriously cool and creative, I love how that looks! Almost looks like blown glass ornaments! Maybe a wreath hook over a door? Totally cool, good job!

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  10. Andi,

    You are so cut. I'm laughing out loud at your humor in this post but I love the wreath. It looks so yummy... great job!

    ~Jazz

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  11. I love this - it would fit in perfectly with my gingerbread theme!

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  12. That is seriously fantastic! I wanna go make one!

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  13. Fun idea!

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  14. Visiting from "Under the table and dreaming". This is a unique idea and it's so cute! Great job!

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  15. Your candy wreath is super cute!

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  16. Very cute and clever! Love the idea of using hot glue to fill in the gaps.

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  18. I love this! I featured it on my site today! Come grab my NEW button - it's so pretty! :) Hope you have a blessed day!

    Amanda
    todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

    P.S. I made a gumdrop wreath and was shocked at how heavy it was...I can only imagine this one!

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  19. So cute! :)

    I wonder how well the candy will hold up in storage until next year?

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  20. this is seriously fabulous! Maybe you could hang it with one of those metal door hangers...that should hold it. come link this up to my Sew Crafty party...

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  22. I just love this! And it looks like SO much fun to make. It could work all the way from Halloween through Christmas!

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  23. LOVE. This wreath rocks. I'm adding this post to my to-do list!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  24. I love this post so much I featured it today at my Hookin' Up with HoH Link Party!

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  25. Love it! I can't wait to make it next year.

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  26. This is adorable :o)
    How can you preserve it to last for years to come? I want to make one and use it every year :o)
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  27. Oh my, this is wonderful!!!!! My grandparents used to give each of us kids a container of this candy with our gifts and I never knew what to do with it. This is just fabulous. TFS :)

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