Don't want your Halloween to be a Dud? Here's a Hot idea that will make you look like the Smartie(s) you are. All you need is a wreath base and Plenty of candy boxes, which aren't hard to come by this Swedish Fish... errr, year. This time of year. Sorry. Got a bit carried away. I blame the sugar!
I've been eating up for this idea for three years now. No, it did not take me this long to eat the amount of candy needed. If you know my candy obsession, you know I could do that in about a day (I sob because it's true!). It's simply because I never got around to making it. So I've instead been shuffling empty candy boxes and wreath base around for THREE FREAKING YEARS!
Good grief! The actual project only took 15 minutes, tops. Why I didn't just do it to it years ago, I don't know. Here's what you do.
Step 1: Position boxes on wreath. Start with a base layer.
Tip: You'll want to glue any open flaps shut first. Oh, and becareful tearing into those boxes in the first place--probably the hardest part about this project...taking your time to gently open the boxes. ;)
Step 2: Add a second layer.
Uh oh! Looks like I'm a box short. No worries! Catherine and her Canadian delights to the rescue! Thanks, CT!
Step 3: Once you're satisfied with the arrangement, grab that hot glue gun and set to gluing. The hardest part will be remembering the configuration when you pick the boxes up to glue. I suggest taking a pic with your phone before you begin that you can refer back to. Something I wish I had done.
Step 4: Add a hanging device of some sort. Since I used tull, I added a strip of scrap paper over it to help secure it in place.
Step 5: Hang and enjoy! Maggie and I made this together. It's just that easy. Of course, much of her work came in the form of a Smarties eater when we needed one more box. :)
We hope you and yours have a tasty Halloween!