These Christmas wreaths look good enough to eat! Fortunately, there are more than enough sweets to go around during the holidays.
Candy-Coated Christmas Wreath
You will have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head when you make this sparkling holiday wreath. Assorted miniature fruit, berries, and mint candy canes glisten with a "candy coating" of diamond dust. This evergreen wreath will bring out the child in all of us.
- Small artist's paintbrush
- 54 pieces artificial fruit on wire picks
- White craft glue
- Diamond dust or opalescent glitter
- 2 stems red berries
- 2 dozen plastic candy canes
- Artificial pine wreath, 14 inches
- Hot glue gun, glue sticks
To construct a Candy-Coated Christmas wreath:
- Using small artist's paintbrush, coat each piece of fruit with glue. Sprinkle diamond dust over fruit pieces. Repeat process on berries and candy canes. Let dry overnight.
- Shape evergreen wreath by pulling out and fluffing branches.
- Twist 3 pieces of different fruit together into a cluster. Place fruit clusters into wreath. Twist stems of fruit into branches. Continue around wreath until it is full.
- Cut each berry stem into 5 or so pieces; each piece should have about 5 berries. Glue berry stems into wreath. Spread berries throughout wreath.
- Glue candy canes into wreath at an angle so that they stick out from fruits and berries.