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« on: November 25, 2007 10:44:21 AM »

When I was in high school some friend of my mom's taught me to make these.     The 8 inch rings are the easiest and quickest to make.  They take me about 1 hour to do (depending on the type of candies used).    These are gifts for my boyfriends g-parents and parents.   The 10 inch one will go to my mom's work.

This is a 6 inch ring.  


This is a 8 inch ring.  (this takes about an hour).



and this is a 10 inch ring.  (It took about 2 hours partially because I was doing it at work)  

I'll be making more this week and will take pics as  I make one, in case any one is interested.

Okay, here is a tut on how I do this.   If it doesn't make sense just ask, as this is my first tut.

1)   Get the necessary supplies.


2)  Attache ribbon to ring.


3)  Attache fishing wire to ring (I usually wrap around ribbon to secure ribbon.)   Start wrapping wire around ring.


4) Fold candy wrapper between twisted part and candy around wrapper.


5) Wrap wire around ring another 1/4 wrap and add more candy, snuging it close to candy already on ring.


6) Keep going around whole ring.


7) Once you get to where you started, make sure to wrap wire securely around the ring further and tie several times.


I hope this helps.  If you have any questions, let me know.  
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007 10:53:11 AM »

very cute!

Any chance of a tute? My dad is diabetic & we joke about his sweet tooth. I would love to make him a sugar free version
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007 11:07:50 AM »

We used to do this when I was a kid, the way we did it is you just make a circle out of a wire hanger, leaving the bendy part for a hook.  Then you take several pieces of curling ribbon (the kind you can curl with scissors)  You literally just tie knots around the wire, and slip in the candy by one of the wrapper ends, and tighten.  after you fill it up you curl up the ribbons! I don't see any curly ribbons on this one though, so maybe she has a different way.  I'd love to hear how.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007 11:11:06 AM »

this is awsome!and looks way better than just a big ole' bowl of candy!!!
i would love to see some more pics as you make some more!
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007 11:29:18 AM »

wow these are so cute! I'd love to make some too!
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007 12:18:45 PM »

very cute!

Any chance of a tute? My dad is diabetic & we joke about his sweet tooth. I would love to make him a sugar free version
not sure how this one was made, but when we used to make them we used either curling ribbon, pipe cleaners or spools of floral wire for the candy and the wreath shape was made of hangers or really thick wire from the hardware store... if you can find candy in colorful wrappers it works better, the whole idea is after the candy is gone the wrappers still look pretty since you just untwist one side and leave the wrapper behind when you take the candy... i'm diabetic too... my fav candies are the sugar free jolly ranchers, they are awesome, i actually prefer them to real jolly ranchers lol, and they are in printed wrappers so you could include them... also, don't be afraid to include some clear wrappers as well... and every so often if you want a little change you can wire or tie some cellophane squares, ribbons, flowers, novelty plastic things (like the stuff they sell at party city 897 for a dollar lol), tissue, beads, etc etc
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007 12:23:23 PM »

I am definitely interested?  how did you get all the groovy little candies attached to the wreath, and what is the base of the wreath?  Looks like fun and a fabulous thing to have around!
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2007 03:38:20 PM »

I'll be making another one probably tonight when I get home or tomorrow, and will take pictures of the process. 

Basically, I use a pre-formed metal circle as the base.   I loop ribbon around it to make the hanging tie and then leave the ends to tie a bow.   Then I use wire/monofilament/curling ribbon to wrap several times around the ribbon loop and ring.  I make sure that is tied well.   Then as I wrap the fishing line around the ring, I take a piece of candy and slide it between the ring and fishing line.  As  you wrap they secure themselves on (because you keep wrapping the fishing line around) and the more candies being added.    I go all the way around the ring and then  once I get to the ribbon hang, I make sure there is candy all the way to it and past if needed.   I then work the fishing line around the candies (I try to get it as close to the ring as possible) and tie it several times.

I'll try to put up pics of the process tonight. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2007 11:46:37 PM »

 Smiley I'm doing these also! I use a coat hanger, bend it in to a circle and then use curling ribbon to attach the candies. Cut them in like 1 foot lengths. Tie the first candy on with a knot and then slip knot the candies until you've got about 4 inches of ribbon left and knot the last candy, then start again.
I'm going to try and show photos again but I'm not having much luck, if anyone can help with this I'll love you forever!!! If if works, you might even get a wreath Roll Eyes I can be bought!! Grin







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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2007 11:54:07 PM »

Oldprin, I ALWAYS forget how to post pictures, lol.  Just upload them to someplace like Image Shack, then you post where the image is between these two lines:
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2007 02:38:27 AM »

I love it Cheesy This would be such a perfect gift for my sister!
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2007 04:16:44 AM »

Wowie... it's not right to make a girl hungry for candy so early in the morning! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2007 08:27:34 AM »

 Oh, sweet! My mom used to make these every year, for presents. I had totally forgotten about them. Yours are beautiful!
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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2007 08:53:19 AM »

Those are so cool!  Much better than a bowl or jar for candy.
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2007 11:11:13 AM »

yummy!!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2007 11:29:29 AM »

These are great! I'm not really 100% clear on the process though...if anyone would be willing to post a picture-tutorial up, I'd really appreciate it. I want to get my boyfriend's parents a present and I think this would be something fun and inexpensive to craft for them. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2007 07:54:38 PM »

Awesome idea!!! I will definitely be making a ton of these before the holidays.
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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2007 09:11:23 PM »

Okay, here is a tut on how I do this.   If it doesn't make sense just ask, as this is my first tut.

1)   Get the necessary supplies.   

2)  Attache ribbon to ring.


3)  Attache fishing wire to ring (I usually wrap around ribbon to secure ribbon.)   Start wrapping wire around ring.

4) Fold candy wrapper between twisted part and candy around wrapper.   

5) Wrap wire around ring another 1/4 wrap and add more candy, snuging it close to candy already on ring.   

6) Keep going around whole ring.   

7) Once you get to where you started, make sure to wrap wire securely around the ring further and tie several times.


I hope this helps.  If you have any questions, let me know. 
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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2007 04:10:10 AM »

That seems easy enough!
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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2007 10:23:55 AM »

Cool! I think I get it now! Smiley Thanks!
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« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2007 12:26:29 AM »

I am going to the store in the morning for candy. I just have to make one of these!!! Thanks for the tute!
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« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2007 03:33:00 PM »

usually when we made it we used curling ribbon and tied off after every candy (it's easier than just wrapping around, that way you can leave it and take a break while you make it and it wont come loose)... i see some use scissors to cut the candy off... our wrappers would be left on so the wreath always looks nice, you just untwist one end to get the candy so the wrappers are still in the wreath... it's nice to see people doing old traditional things for holidays...
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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2007 12:28:51 AM »

What a neat idea.  I've never seen anything like this before.  Thanks for posting the pictures and directions.
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2007 11:59:39 AM »

I ran right out and got my supplies and I'm already making one!
I have a suggestion: I cut several 1" pieces of strong tape and tacked them to the edge of my work table. At regular intervals, or when I need to stop working, I wrap the tape tightly around the fishing line and wire form and end that section. When I can work again, I just tape my fishing line on again. The candy completely covers the tape, and there's no chance of a catastrophe, now or later.
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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2009 10:34:54 PM »

This is a great project! What an easy and inexpensive gift. I know that I would love to receive one as a gift! I am going to send hubby to the store tomorrow for the candy! hehe! I'm going to try this with a plastic embroidery hoop instead of the metal ring. I will post and tell how it worked out! Should be fun!
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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2010 10:45:33 PM »

What a neat idea, I think I am going to make these for my coworkers.

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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2013 08:04:47 AM »

Oldie, but a goodie!  Thanks for sharing the steps to create these.  They are a great gift AND decoration!
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