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DIY gumdrop wreath for under $20

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A sweet wreath you can make with candy

Who said gumdrops were just for eating? Spruce up your front door for spring and Easter with this cute, festive and edible gumdrop wreath.

A sweet wreath you can make with candy

Not only is this wreath adorable, it's very budget friendly! The entire wreath costs less than $20 and it only takes about an hour to make. Forget those cookie cutter floral wreaths and add this bright gumdrop decoration to your front door or wall this Easter!

A sweet wreath you can make with candy

Supplies:

  • 1 styrofoam wreath (we used a 14" one)
  • About 335 gumdrops
  • About 100 spice drops
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive spray

Instructions:

1

Arrange gumdrops on the wreath

Tie a ribbon to the top of the wreath so you can hang once it's done. Then, arrange a layer of gumdrops on the edge of the wreath. Alternate the colors to create a really colorful look.

A sweet wreath you can make with candy

Once you have the outer layer arranged, make another row of gumdrops on the inside edge, alternating the colors.

A sweet wreath you can make with candy

2

Glue gumdrops to styrofoam

Using your hot glue gun, glue each gumdrop to the wreath, holding it down for about 5 - 10 seconds to set.

A sweet wreath you can make with candy

A sweet wreath you can make with candy

Repeat until all of the gumdrops have been glued down.

A sweet wreath you can make with candy

3

Add spice drops

Add spice drops in the center space between each row of gumdrops (where you see styrofoam). Glue them down and hold for about 10 seconds to set.

A sweet wreath you can make with candy

Repeat until all of the spaces have been filled.

4

Add layers to the outside and inside of the wreath

Glue a layer of gumdrops to the outside of the wreath, directly below the first layer on top of the wreath. Repeat on the inside of the wreath as well.

A sweet wreath you can make with candy

Fill in the holes on the inside with spice drops. We found it easier to cut the tops off the spice drops and glue them into the holes. (They didn't stick out as much this way, making the gumdrop layer still visible.)

A sweet wreath you can make with candy

Fill in the remaining gaps on the outside rim of the wreath with the rest of the colored spice drops. Let wreath dry for at least an hour. Spray with varnish or adhesive spray to keep away the bugs!

A sweet wreath you can make with candy

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