Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Treat! Candy Wrapper Garland


A little bit of Halloween craftyness to share with you today.
I have been saving up those cute orange and black waxed candy wrappers from past holiday seasons to use as festive decor in some way.  I came up with stringing them (sans candy) together as a candy wrapper garland!


 It's fairly easy enough to put together.  Start by eating and pushing all your fam members to gorge on yummy peanut butter kisses, purchased cheaply from dollar tree.  Stress to these folks to gently open the wrappers and not tear them.  After you have collected enough untainted wrappers, gather up some inch thick styrofoam sheets, black embroidery floss, and needle.  I got my styrofoam from a dumpster at a local furniture store for free, but I have seen craft stores carry it as well but sell it for waaay too much. Look around your house (or local dumpster) and see if you can use something free as well.  Next, cut out candy shaped pieces using an old sharp knife or an exacto blade for the fancy folks.  String the plain styrofoam candies onto the embroidery floss uncovered.  Lastly cover each candy piece in alternating colored wrappers, twisting the ends well and leaving the floss exiting from the middle of the twists (see above photo).


I came up with this idea several years ago and just got around to making it this year.  I think the garlands would look great on a Halloween tree or draped over door frames.  Or leave the fake candies un-stringed and place in candy dishes as a trick!

5 comments:

Jenn said...

That is adorable!!! I love it!

my house is cuter than yours said...

Thanks Jenn! I want to try out a few other candy wrappers/containers with this idea too.

~mary~

Jenn said...

I think a Bazooka gum wrapper garland would be adorable, but I don't know what I'd use it for! lol!

my house is cuter than yours said...

That would be sooo cute!! Maybe it could be the start of a vintage candy themed christmas tree? Or since the wrappers are red, white, and blue it could be part of a Fourth of July set up!

~mary~

Jenn said...

See...this is why your house is cuter than mine :) I didn't think of either of those!