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What better material is there to craft with at Christmas than candy? I still can't get my family to realize that candy is for decorating and NOT for eating! I put together both of these spheres in about 30 minutes, with minimal expense. Have some fun with your children or grands and make a gumdrop sphere today.
Don't foget to link up your "Wonderful" posts for my "It's Your Wonderful Life" linky party on December 6, 13, and 20!
Each day until December 24 my children open a box correlated to the day in December. In the box there might be chocolate or gum or chapstick -- just something fun to count down the days until Christmas. I bought this Advent house several years ago at Christmas. Right now the gum drop spheres are flanking the Advent Home. Later, they will be sure to appear in one of my tablescapes.
I started with a recycled styrofoam ; I just pulled off the candy from the candy corn spheres I made at Halloween. No, I DIDN'T eat the candy corn!
There is a little yellow from the candy corn on the spheres. The gum drops covered up the yellow.
I then just glued on gum drops with my hot glue gun. I tried to do a pattern, but it really doesn't matter if you make a pattern or not. Just think of the different candy you could use! It took a 16 ounce bag of gum drops, $1.75 at Wal-Mart, to make one sphere.
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Weekend Wrapup,Just Something I Whipped Up, Made By You Monday, Market Yourself Monday, Take A Look Tuesday, Home For the Holidays, Show and Tell, Feature Yourself Friday