Decorating With Candy

Decorating With Candy – Are you a candy lover? Why not express your love of candy by creating whimsical home decor out of sweet treats? Candy is inexpensive to purchase and can add an eclectic touch to almost any room in your house. Some of the best candies for creating home decor are hard candies in different colors, but you don’t have to stop there. Candy hearts, candy canes, wrapped miniature chocolate bars, and lollipops can be used to craft decorative home apparel. Here are some unique ideas for decorating with candies.

1. Making a layered candy vases . Acquire some clear vases from the nearest craft store. Have some colorful hard candies from your favorite candy store.

On the bottom part of the vase, layer it with one colored candy. When that layer is completed, add the second layer of uniformed candy that compliments the first layer’s color. Do it again until you reach the top.

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2. Display bowls of candy . Clear bowls filled with colorful candy make fun decorations in and of themselves, plus you can offer them to your guests when they visit. There’s something warm and homey about discovering a bowl of candy at a house you’re visiting. Try to keep the type of candy you offer consistent with the dcor of your home. If your home is decorated with antiques and nostalgia, choose some of the nostalgic candies such as rock candy to display in your bowls. Around the holidays, add candy canes and red, pink and white peppermints to your bowls and colorful hearts in February.

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3. Make a hanging candy ornament . Purchase a styrofoam ball from your local craft store. Glue a piece of ribbon in a loop to the top of the ball with a low temperature glue gun for hanging your ornament once completed. Now you can cover your styrofoam ball with hard candies using your low temperature hot glue. Hang it from a door knob in your house or anywhere else that strikes your fancy.

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4. Create a candy picture frame . Buy a simple wooden frame from your local craft store or dollar store. Paint it the color of your choice. Glue hard candies onto the frame using a hot glue gun to add a whimsical touch. Get really creative and glue on some bold lollipops for an explosion of color. Spray with an acrylic sealer to protect the surface. This would be adorable for a child’s room. Make sure your child is old enough to know not to eat the candy.

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