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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas - A Candy Wreath

Looking for cute Mother’s Day gift ideas? One gift idea for this day is a candy wreath. Mother’s Day is a perfect day to show your mother how much you love her. Make Mother’s Day special for your mom or other special woman in your life by giving her a personalized homemade gift. Candy Wreaths can also be easy and fun Mother’s Day crafts for kids. They will enjoy working with candy and will be proud to make and give their mom a beautiful and delicious gift.

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Mother’s day gift ideas - candy wreath

Materials used: one wire coat hanger, Jolly Rancher® hard candy, curling ribbon (red, white, and yellow), wire cutters, pliers, and a pair of scissors.

Note: You can buy wire hangers really cheap at a dollar store.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas - Step 1. Take a wire hanger and bend it into a circle. Do not worry if you do not have a perfect circle. When you attach the candy to it, any unevenness will not be visible.

DIY Wreath gift idea  - step 1

Step 2. Using wire cutters, cut the top part of the hanger off.

Wreath craft project - step 2

DIY Wreath - Step 3. There are two ways to make the ring for your wreath.

a) Bend one end of the wire into a small loop using pliers. Feed the other end of the wire through the loop, bending it into a circle or loop, which will make a hanger for the wreath.

DIY wreath - step 3a

b) Bend both ends of the wire into small loops using pliers. Hook the loops together; now you have a ring. If you use this method, after attaching the candy to the ring, you will need to tie a loop of narrow ribbon to the top of the wreath forming a hanger.

DIY wreath for mother’s day

homemade mother’s day gift ideas - candy wreath

Note: If the wire hanger is not thick enough, use two wire hangers. Make the first ring. Bend the second hanger into a ring the same size as the first ring; leave some extra length on the wire to form small hooks. Make the small hooks and crimp them to the top of the first ring. Tape the two rings together in several places to hold them together while you are working on the wreath.

mother’s day crafts  - edible wreath

Step 4. Prepare wrapped candy and curling ribbon of the corresponding colors.

I used Jolly Rancher® hard candy for this wreath. You can use any sweets you would like; for example, choose the ones that the recipient loves. The only requirement is that the candy wrappers have “tails”.

mother’s day ideas - making an edible wreath

Step 5.

a) Cut curling ribbon into 8"-10" pieces. Take a piece of candy and tie a piece of curling ribbon around the wrapper “tail” using a half “granny knot.”

mother’s day gift ideas - step 5a

b) Now tie the candy with a full “granny knot” tightly onto the hanger. This way the candy is really secure onto the wreath.

Making a candy wreath - step 5b

c) When you tie 15-20 candy pieces to the wire, push them close together to make them more compact. Then continue adding sweets to the wreath, stopping once in awhile to push them closer together.

d) Cover the whole wire wreath base with candy. Using dull scissors, curl the ends of the curling ribbon on each Jolly Rancher piece. You can curl the ribbon as you attach each Jolly Rancher piece, or you can attach all of the sweets first and then curl the ribbon.

personalized mother's day gifts

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Step 6. Take a Mother’s Day greeting card; punch a hole in the top of the card. Thread a piece of curling ribbon through the hole in the card and tie the card to the top center of the wreath with curling ribbon. Curl the ends of the ribbon.

adding a card to the wreath gift

Mother's day gift ideas - diy wreath

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Note: Instead of a greeting card, you can use a candy bar wrapped in a customized wrapper, which is then attached to the wreath.

To secure the chocolate bar to the wreath, cut a piece of narrow ribbon and glue one end of the ribbon to the back of the bar. Using the other end of the ribbon, tie the chocolate bar to the top of the wreath.

Here are candy wreaths contributed by Denise, a fan of our site.

beautiful candy wreath

Mothers Day candy wreath

Put candy bars in individual clear cello bags, tie them with curling ribbon and then attach to a wreath

DIY wreath with candy bars

See more delicious homemade Mother's day gifts and treats...

I wish Happy Mother’s day to you and your loved ones!

Candy Bouquet Designs book "If you would like to learn how to make beautiful candy bouquets for sale, see my complete 259 page step-by-step guide "How to Make Candy Bouquets for Fun and Profit" with all techniques and secrets."

Lana Glass
Founder of the Site "Incredible Edible Crafts"

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