There’s a reason people sing songs about candy.
It’s mouth-watering. It’s sweet. It’s a delectable source of temptation.
But I’m not just giving a shout-out to all you candy-cravers (such as myself) out there, because now you don’t even have to eat the stuff to enjoy it. You can decorate with it.
And, hello – BONUS – it’s not even hard to do! And candy is usually pretty cheap. And candy comes in every color you can imagine. And you don’t even have to provide a snack while you craft, because, well, you’re just going to eat candy. Here are five awesome ways you can decorate with candy for any occasion!
This clever wreath from the mind of Martha Stewart would look great among your fall décor, but why not try red, green, and white for Christmas? Or pastels for spring? The possibilities are endless.
A candy garland can add a bit of panache to any mantel! And don’t let this one fool you, because it’s not as complicated as you might think. Simply staple the wrapper ends together and start decorating!
3. Candy Vase
Although it is beautiful, don’t let the Christmas-y glow of this little treat make you forget the billions of other holiday and event possibilities you can create, like this candy stick vase. Candy sticks of all sizes and colors can be found online, in places like Oriental Trading.
A colorful topiary can become a centerpiece for any party! And a topiary as simple as this one is practically begging to make an appearance on your dessert table. A Styrofoam ball, a bag of lollipops, maybe a painted candlestick or two, and you’re on your way!
Nothing says “you” quite like a monogram. But why stop at just a plain old painted letter? Get crazy and add a little bit of sweetness to this simple decoration – any candy will do!
Seriously. What’s not to love? Next time you hit the grocery store, snag a bag of sweets and see what you can come up with!
Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at www.utterlyineperienced.blogspot.com, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.