It’s possible to make a candy wreath for a fairly low cost in quite a short amount of time. Plus, it can be a lot of fun! Candy wreaths make great homemade holiday and hostess gifts. Although a basic candy wreath can be made out of wrapped hard candies tied to a wire frame, the result can actually be very glamorous if you choose the candies and ribbon carefully.
One idea to make a candy wreath look elegant is to stick to a color scheme and/or a flavor theme. For example, for lovers of chocolate and coffee choose candies in those flavors that have wrappers in shades of brown and gold. There are many candies out there that fit that description and you can use many different shapes as long as the colors and flavors are similar. Add a beautiful ribbon bow to the lower edge of the wreath for the perfect finishing touch.
To make a sweet gift for a salt water taffy lover, you can make a candy wreath using ribbon and a bow to coordinate with those dreamy pastel taffy colors. Ribbon with an iridescent finish may be a nice touch on this type of candy wreath. Don't be afraid to be creative! For example, if you make a wreath with lollipops with a hard candy or two tied on the same places on each lollipop stick, the end result could be quite interesting if the sticks all radiate outward.
You can buy a metal wreath, but many people use wire coat hangers and a wire cutter. You can cut and bend the wire into circles and if you make different sizes of circles you can have a double or triple layered wire frame if you use thinner wire to hold the circles together. Depending on the size, a single wire wreath may take about 40 or 50 hard candies.
Curling ribbon can work well for attaching the candies onto the wire form. You can curl the ends after you first center each candy in the ribbon as you tie it on. For the look of a greenery wreath, you could use green-wrapped candies and green curling ribbon and then clusters of colored candies as accents. When you make a candy wreath, a great option is to attach a mini pair of scissors to the wreath with ribbon.