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Sweet Candy Wreath
You will need
- Green Life Savers
- Red Shoe String Licorice
- Pizza Pan
Its simple preheat your oven at 250 degrees
- Line the pizza pan with foil
- Take the life saver candy and arrange them into a circle all touching
- Place in oven for 6 minutes until thay start to melt together
- Let the candy cool for 10 minutes
- Take the candy off the foil and make tie a bow on it through one of the lifesavers roll
I posted a few weeks back about the dip tray I made… Well through emails I learned you guys want a step by step guide to making it…
History of my $3.oo tray
Bored day, went to Dollar Tree got a plate and a bowl and was on my way home to make a dip tray…
So I washed it…. didn’t take a picture because EVERYONE knows how to do that. I dried it and it was another step that I know everyone can do without a picture.
So I added the glue to the candle stick… The glue is mixed with orange paint so I can mark my spot… I simply put glue on the the bottom of the candle stick holder….
I put it on the plate so I can mark it…. Once I marked it
Once I marked it I applied more glue to it and placed it all together. I used a lot of glue …Let it sit for 2 minutes so it could get sticky/ tacky…
Put it on the center of the plate.held it down . Added glue to the top of the candle stick..Let it sit for 2 minutes so it can get sticky/tacky like we did to the bottom 3 minutes prior. Put the bowl on top and hold it down
all you need to make this
- 1 plate
- 1 bowl
- 1 candle stick holder
- or vase
- E-6000 glue
i can switch them out with the holidays/seasons!!
- Total Time Needed:
- 1 Hour
Sweeten up the Christmas tree with a collection of chocolate mice ornaments.
- Hershey’s Kisses
- Pink felt
- Double-sided carpet tape
- Fishing line
- Self-adhesive googly eyes
- Curling ribbon
- Remove the tags from two Hershey’s Kisses. Cut out mouse ears from pink felt, about 3/8-inch high. Using double-sided carpet tape, affix the bottoms of the ears to the flat side of one of the Kisses.
- Tape an 8-inch loop of fishing line behind the ears to form a hanger.
- With more double-sided carpet tape, join together the two flat sides of the Hershey’s Kisses, with the mouse ears and fishing line loop pointing up. Add a pair of self-adhesive googly eyes.
- Slip a tail — a 4-inch piece of curling ribbon — under the foil. Now, see how they run (or disappear) from your tree!
Ok…. My kids are getting older and don’t like doing crafts anymore so I will make my daycare kids 🙂 Their parents will love them !
3. Make the Brim of the Hat using Black Paper or Fabric (it should be stiff though, so use Cardstock or Construction Paper or Felt) The most difficult part of this whole project…sizing the brim. Basically it’s a circle with a center Circle cut out of the middle that just fits over the open rim of the jar but llisn’t big enough that once you slip it over the, it will be flimsy. So just slightly small than the lid cover.
Different jars will have different openings, so once you find that perfect balance, just use that as your pattern!
4. Cut a piece of black ribbon to wrap around the lid of the jar…to complete the top-hat look.
5. Give that man a face! I used Puffy Paints, but regular acrylic craft paint works too.
6. You can stop here if you’d like. And gift your little snowman with a couple bags of hot chocolate. Everything up to this step, including ALL materials cost me ~$2.50 per gift set to make 12.
8. Hot glue some buttons on it…and Hot Glue your Marshmallow Jar to the top of the Cocoa jar.
9. Use up some ribbon or Scrap Fabric for the scarf! (I just cut the ends for “fringe”)
***EXTRA BONUS TIP: adding a third jar to the bottom full of peppermint candies. Alas, there’s no running to the store while I’m blogging during naptime, so you’ll have to imagine it for me!