Remember when I Ruari and I went shopping for a massive amount of gumdrops? Well, here’s what we I did with them! I made a Gumdrop Wreath!!! I plan to put it up on my door in early December. It’s just one teeny bit of a massive amount of decor I’m making for Ruari’s candy themed birthday party!
Creating this gumdrop wreath is SO SO simple (just time consuming).
- Wreath (you choose the size and type, I went with a straw wreath)
- Gumdrops. I ended up needing 5 pounds of gumdrops for my wreath!
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks. I probably went through about 30 sticks of glue. Maybe a million. I’m not sure.
- A bowl of water. This is for when you get hot glue on your fingers (cause you will). Dip your hand in there real quick!
- Wire (optional)
- Clear acrylic spray (optional)
- Wreath hook.
- Time. It took me quite some time to create!
Step one: Go out and buy those gumdrops! This is a VERY important step! I purchased mine in bulk.
You will probably need a helper for this step.
Step two: Gather together all of your supplies (see supply list above). Again, a helper is nice.
Step three: Start gluing the gumdrops (larger side of gumdrop glued down) on your wreath! I chose to leave the plastic that wrapped the wreath on. I thought the glue might adhere to that better than the straw. Note: because of the sugar coating on the gumdrops, a few will fall off. BUT, just glue them back on. I have extra gumdrops for this.
Step four: This is optional. You can spray a clear acrylic spray on the wreath to seal it. I chose to do this because I live in Oregon and we get some windy/rainy days.
Step five: Now that your gumdrops are all glued on to your wreath, you can now glue on the ribbon! Pick any sort of ribbon you’d like! I chose this blue since that is the main color for Ruari’s birthday colors. Glue it down to the top of your wreath.
Step six: Place your wreath on your wreath hook. Since this thing is SO heavy, I chose to tie it on to the hook with some wire. That’s optional.
Step seven: You MUST enjoy your wreath!!!
If you make a gumdrop wreath, let me know! I’d love to see it! Amanda at Pretty Little Life made one here!
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