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Friday, June 22, 2012

Candy Theme Wreath

Hey friends!  I hope everyone's had a great week.  Thanks for all your sweet comments about us losing Bella.  Our new {still no name} doggie is making herself right at home here and we love spoiling her rotten!

I've been working on getting things together for my classroom next year.  Originally I had planned to decorate my classroom with a carnival theme but a trip to Hobby Lobby has curtailed that.  While on the party aisle I came across the most precious candy themed party supplies that have totally inspired me to do a candy theme in my classroom this year and it goes along perfectly with my blog design.  While searching for carnival stuff on the internet I came across this blog and saw the cutest cupcake liner wreath.  You can scroll down and see it on her post.  I'm probably the only one but I hadn't seen one before.  So when I saw the candy cupcake liners at Hobby Lobby I knew I had to make one to go on my classroom door.  I got my foam wreath at Hobby Lobby.  It was $7.99 and 40% off with my coupon but I just found these at the Dollar Tree. 

Okay here's what you need:  Foam wreath, stick pins, cupcake liners and something to cover the wreath. Look at the cute cupcake liners. I love all the pretty colors!

  
I bought ribbon to cover the wreath with but I ran out halfway thru covering it so I had to improvise because another trip to Wally World was not happening.  I dug in my sewing box.{And NO I don't really sew.  I tried but wasn't very good at it.} I found this turquoise bandana and lime green sewing tape "stuff". 


I cut the bandana into strips and then wrapped the strips around the wreath and pinned each one.



Here's what it looks like when it's covered.


I added the the red ribbon and lime green tape because I thought it would make it look even more candyish.  You'll only be able to see it on the inside rim when the wreath is finished.




Flip your cupcakes liners so the pretty side is looking up like they are in the very first picture.  Stick your pointer finger in the middle of the liner and give a little twist to make it look like this.  Then pin the liner onto the wreath with a stick pin.





I started by placing 2 or 3 liners together in different sections of the wreath and then went back and filled in.




And voila!  Here's the finished wreath.  Well not really because I ran out of cupcake liners and didn't get them added around the outside of the wreath and haven't made it back to Hobby Lobby to get more yet and I still have to add the ribbon to hang it with.  I'm not sure how many were in the pack I got but I think 75 or 100 so when I go back I'm going to get 2 more packs to make sure I have plenty for the outside.  I'll let you know the final count.


  Have any of you done a candy theme before?  If so leave me some ideas.  I'm working on a couple of other things to go with it and I'll post those as soon as I'm finished with them.  For now I'm going to park it on the couch and finish watching my Gamecocks.  It's going to be sad in this house if they can't pull off a comeback.  The hubby doesn't like it when his team loses. 

And here's a little sweet treat for you!  My entire TPT store is 50% off until whenever I wake up in the morning.  Have a great weekend friends!

9 comments:

  1. That wreath is gorgeous. I did a candy display or Christmas and used the cellophane wrap from Hobby Lobby to wrap the title of the display and the students names I printed on my computer. I used curling ribbon to tie the ends. It looked really cute!
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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  2. Thanks Jennifer! I couldn't find the cellophane when I was there. I knew they had it but the worker didn't know where it was either. I'll have to ask somebody else when I go back because I definitely will have to make some little candy pieces with it.

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  3. Your wreath is so cute! I can't wait to attempt this! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thanks Megan! It's super duper easy to make.

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