During the holidays, many people get overwhelmed with trying to find the perfect gifts for loved ones, while simultaneously spending lots of money. Instead of searching for gifts, why not create a gift that will be more personal and heart-warming. A simple, cost-effective solution is to make a candy wreath. Candy wreaths are fun to make and are unique.

Things You Will Need

1. One wire clothes hanger
2. Curly ribbon
3. At least 2 bags of assorted miniature candies. Wrapper must have loose ends, example includes snickers, butterfingers, and smarties.
4. Floral wire
5. About a 2 inch wide ribbon to make a bow
6. Wire cutters
7. Scissors

Step 1

The first step is to cut and shape the wire clothes hanger. With the wire cutters, cut the twisted, top part of the clothes hanger off. Bend hooks into the two ends of the hanger, hook them together, and close the hooks. Now pull and shape the closed hanger to form a circle.

Step 2

The next step is to tie the candy to the curly ribbon. With the scissors, cut the curly ribbon into 6 inch strips. Take one of the cut strands of ribbon and tie it to the twisted, or loose end, of one piece of candy. The candy should be tied to the center of the curly ribbon, leaving two free ends of ribbon.

Step 3

The next step is tying the candy to the shaped hanger. Take one piece of candy, which is already tied to curly ribbon, and tie it to the clothes hanger as close and tight as possible. Repeat this step until the entire hanger is covered with candy, except a one inch space at the top.

Step 4

Curl all the loose ends of the curling ribbon with scissors.

Step 5

Add a bow. With the 2 inch wide ribbon, form a bow and tie it to the wire hanger in the 1 inch space that was left open. If you do not know how to make a bow, buy a bow and tie it to the hanger in the same manner.
The process of making a candy wreath from start to finish takes about 1 hour. While candy wreath's are a great Christmas Day gift, they can be great gifts for Birthdays, New Year's, Valentine's Day, and Halloween. This is also a great craft for young kids to help participate in. The wreath's will last a long time also. When eating the candy from the wreath, pull the candy out of the wrapper, leaving the wrapper and wreath intact.

Tips & Warnings

When you are tying the curly ribbon to the candy, I recommend tying all of the curly ribbon to the candies and then tying them all to the hanger. I can finish a candy wreath faster this way.