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We are so excited to be participating in (and sponsoring) the Handmade Holidays blog hop. This is a fabulous hop and we love all the handmade gift ideas – don’t you?
Today, we have our designer Anita sharing her fun gift idea.
Take it away, Anita…
I am starting to get so excited for the holidays. My son started a new job and I am going to give this to him to give to the test track car drivers who work with him. I had such fun creating it and embellishing it with The Twinery’s twine.
For this project you will need approximately six bags of fun size candy. You will need to purchase a clay pot, a round Styrofoam ball and a tree shape, some acrylic paints to paint your pot, a 1/4″ wooden dowel and a glue gun with extra glue sticks to adhere all that yummy chocolate. And don’t forget the twine!
You are going to want to paint your pot and then glue the round styrofoam ball into the pot. This will help it be more stable. The candy weighs a lot when the tree is full. I took the dowel and cut it down to the right size. I pushed the bottom of the dowel up into the tree until I felt it was high enough to be secure. I then made a hole in the ball in the pot and pushed the dowel into the ball. I did put some hot glue around both openings in the ball and at the bottom of the tree for added stability.
You are going to start the fun part now with hot gluing the chocolate onto the tree. I used the top flap of the candy bar to put my glue and held it in place until it was set. I used high temp on my glue gun to make sure it would adhere well but was careful not to melt the chocolate.
Here is the tree all decorated. I used six different colors of The Twinery’s twine on my project and just love how festive it came out. You can see the colors below.
I used ribbon stiffener to wet the twine and then wrapped it around a round kitchen tool. I let it sit overnight and pulled it off into this lovely spiral the next day. I used some fun stickers to embellish my tree further. Thanks for looking and happy holidays.
Isn’t that a fun idea?
Please stop by Anita’s blog and let her know how much you enjoyed her project.
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