Halloween Trick or Treat Wreath

My Halloween Trick or Treat Wreath, I have been really excited about making this. I thought of this idea and have been stoked to make it, you can do any kind of candy you want. I got a big bag for about $3.89 at Walmart and a small bag of tidbit tootsie rolls for $1.97. Aside from the chewy tootsie rolls, I chose candy that would not tempt me while making it. Plus I wanted it to be a bit NOSTALGIC, old time gum and such we grew up with when Trick or Treating. 😉

First thing you will want to do is to tuck your ribbon under and around the Styrofoam wreath and add a little hot glue.

Then I started with suckers, I trimmed the stems of the lollipops and stuck them into the wreath. Then I started with smarties and tootsie rolls next. Its BEST if you start with bigger pieces FIRST and smaller ones to fill in the wholes.

I filled in the sides VERY LAST, after the front and inner front were filled in. I also added extra fun ribbon I had too. I have to say that this would make for a cute Birthday Party Wreath as well.

NOTE TO SELF AND TO ALL OF YOU WHO decide to make one. DO NOT MAKE THIS while your children our awake, wait until they are in bed. YOU WILL BE NUTS AFTER THEY NAG YOU FOR LIKE 8-9 PIECES OF CANDY a piece! NOT to mention a couple of burns to boot! 😉
ALSO you may want to hang it or place it somewhere high…. so sneaky fingers can get at it.
thanks FOR STOPPING BY! jen

YUM YUM, make you one!

Comments

  1. I’m going to try one of these this year..good idea to wait til the kids are in bed :)…in my case, I’ll have to wait til the husband is asleep too!!

  2. Super cute but I might eat it if I make it too early. So, I’ll wait. Love the idea though!!!

  3. Darling Jenn! My kids would be sneaking bits off of it all month. Love it!

    xoxo
    Jen

  4. that is too cute Jenn. Wonder if you can shlack it or something?

  5. I. love. this. Brilliant!!! The swirly ribbon is extra cute.

    (On a side note, do you mind if I email you to ask you a question about your “Juice in the City” ad network?? I’m curious…)

    Have a great night!

  6. I LOVE THIS WREATH!! It’s SO CUTE and creative!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us Jennie 🙂

    Hope you are feeling better.

  7. Would love to do this but it wouldn’t last a week over at my place. LOL

    ~Dorcas

  8. What a cute wreath! I love it! I may just have to try making this one. I’m tired of using the same one every year and this may be just what the doctor ordered to spice up this Halloween! 😀

  9. That is so cute..love it! I would have a hard time keeping my fingers off of it, let alone the kids! Way cute 😀

  10. Hi Jen! I think this is sooo CUTE!! ALL of your crafts are just darling.

    T.bird

  11. Jen this is SOOO cute!! What a great idea and thanks for sharing it 🙂 May just have to try this one 🙂

  12. Well that is the cutest and it looks good enough to eat. LOL
    I have been missing you. But totally understand.
    Hugs,
    Mimi

  13. Well that is the cutest and it looks good enough to eat. LOL
    I have been missing you. But totally understand.
    Hugs,
    Mimi

  14. I love this idea! Super cute! I don’t know who would sneak the candy first – my hubby or my kids! Mind if I share it on a blog post about fall ideas?
    Thanks!
    Ashley @ http://www.noapologycrafts.blogspot.com

  15. Loooooooooooooove It. Very clever halloween wreath.

  16. Love it! I can’t wait to see what else you have planned. As soon as Tay’s party is over I am starting my Halloween decor!

  17. Great Job! I can’t wait for Halloween! Fall is my favorite time of the year! I love the wreath!

    Marni @ Sassy Sites
    http://www.sassysites.blogspot.com

  18. This looks so dang cute! What a great idea!

  19. I would LOVE this on my front door, problem is it’s so HOT here even in Oct. that it would all completely melt. Still hits 90’s in Oct. but maybe a can manage a mini wreath in my kitchen, it’s so cute! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  20. sooo SWEET! i was gonna say my kids would want to eat the candy!

  21. This is so adorable! I love all things Halloween (as long as they aren’t scary!). Thanks for sharing, I love this show and tell!
    Denise
    http://www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

  22. Very cool! Such a great idea!

  23. Such a “Sweet” project!!!

  24. This is sooooo stinkin cute…I’m going to pass this idea along to some young mothers in my family…thanks so much for sharing it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY…I think you will like it!

  25. This is really cute! I can just picture it on my door and comign home one day and finding it “bald” =o)

    http://www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

  26. This is a cute idea, kind of like an indoor pinata!

  27. I LOVE this wreath!!! AWSOME!!
    I’m gonna have to follow you now..your blog is visually wonderful!
    natalie

  28. i’d be afraid to devour t in a fit of PMS! 😉

  29. Fun stuff Jen! Featured you this morning on Craft Gossip 🙂 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/halloween-candy-wreath/

    If you would like a “featured by” button, you can grab one here! There are some new designs there as well 🙂
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  30. what a cute idea. good tips too.

  31. What a great idea, I was just asking my husband last night if it was too early to decorate for Halloween. He said, “don’t even think about it!” Now you’ve got me thinking about it! I’m definitely going to have to try this.

  32. What a fun idea if I could just get my kids to leave the candy alone! I would have a foam wreath with no candy! Lol! I would love if you linked this to my new link up party!
    http://memakingdo.blogspot.com/2010/08/your-so-very-creative-link-up-party.html

  33. So fun!

  34. That is so fun! I love an excuse to buy a bag of candy. =) I would also love to link to this if you didn’t mind.

  35. Featuring your wreath tomorrow! Thanks for the fabulous idea!

  36. What a cute idea!!
    Thank you for joining us this week for Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

  37. AWESOME idea. Thanks!

  38. OMG I love it! my kids will love it even more 🙂 I must make one, cool idea, would never of came up with this in a million years 😀

  39. One question – Are you going to eat it when Halloween is over? It looks so tempting to me.

  40. I’m so glad to see someone so far ahead they’re ready for Halloween. So perfect!

    Good news! We’re staring a Friday Giveaway link-up party this Fri. 8/27 plus we have an amazing giveaway. Please join us. Jane F.

  41. Wow! Super cute and I’m with the kids…I would have eaten 8 or more pieces while making it!
    Found you at Somewhat Simple thanks for sharing!
    pathb4me.blogspot.com

  42. This is so fun! (and tempting)

  43. I am hosting a giveaway over at Sassy Sites. Come on by and join in on the fun! We would love to have you!

    -Marni
    http://sassysites.blogspot.com/

  44. that is, like, the “funnest” thing i’ve seen in a long time. i know that’s not a real word, but “most fun” didn’t do it justice!

  45. what a yummy wreath! this is such a cute idea and you have inspired me to get movin’! thanks!

  46. How cute!

  47. I made a wreath (not my own creation) like this over 30 years ago when my children were little. Mine was made with a wire hanger and curly ribbon. Each piece was put on separtely. Attached to the ribbon holding the wreath was a pair of children’s scissors. It hung on your front door and anyone entering (or existing)could cut off a piece of candy. Super cute and super fun! Your wreath was adorable!

  48. That wreath is adorable.

    Linda

  49. Love this idea! I’ll definitely be making this for Halloween!

    I’m visiting from Somewhat Simple and your newest follower! Visit me at http://www.illgetyoumypretties.blogspot.com

  50. What a yummy idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

  51. What a brilliant idea! Thank you so much for sharing this with us and for the helpful tips. If I do make it I will make it while the kids and the hubby are out of the house-they are all sweet-tooths!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  52. That is beyond adorable! So creative!

  53. Love your wreath! Very fun idea!

  54. This is a great idea!! I agree…it would be perfect for birthdays…and let the kids take the candy as part of the party favor! I think I will give this a try! Thanks for sharing…and the advice about the kiddos being asleep!

  55. Such a fun and festive way to decorate for Halloween. Thanks for sharing! La

  56. That is SO cute!

  57. That is SO cute!

  58. great idea!!! My kids would go nuts over this!! LOL

  59. there were a lot of comments and I didnt have time to read them all so sorry if this is redundant, but…this will be great for the stale candy in my cupboard. Halloween is next month and we still have a pail of candy left. Can’t wait to get started!

  60. I love this! Thanks for sharing!

  61. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s already getting to be Halloween time. I’m not ready for summer to leave! I do, however, LOVE this…I don’t know how long it would last in our house. It would become a pile of wrappers before long, but it’s absolutely adorable, so playful and fun! Glad I came across it from One Pretty Thing.

  62. Hey Jen, linked to this from my post today 🙂 http://www.craftsbyamanda.com/2010/09/spooky-eyeball-treat-bag.html

  63. Wonderful! I linked to this and YOU from my blog today! http://www.jellybeanjunkyard.wordpress.com

  64. TOTALLY AWESOME! My favorite wreath of all the ones on the CSI list today. Well done!

  65. Looks Delish!!

  66. With my sweet tooth, I don’t think this would survive until Halloween. It would end up looking like the third picture, just a few suckers. :o)

    Happy Halloween! La

  67. Fun idea! I am afraid this would just be a mess of wrappers at my house after a few days…and not from the kids sneaky fingers either!

    I really love the idea!

  68. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

    Nancy Ward
    PaperFriendly
    http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

  69. http://crafty.littlerockmamas.com/index.php/2010/10/01/halloween-candy-wreath/

    thanks for the super sweet idea!! i love this and i know my readers will too…quick, easy and fun to do with a big impact.

    leigh austin of she’s crafty

  70. I love your wreath…looks so yummy! I wanted you to know I featured you on my blog today!

    Here’s the link:
    http://moomootutu.blogspot.com/2010/09/welcome-trick-or-treaters-in-style.html

    Thanks for the inspiration & have a happy day! 🙂

  71. Hi! I love this craft and I featured it on my blog, Tastefully Crafted. Great job!

  72. Stop it — this is just too cute! I’ve included it on my site today! Thanks so much! 🙂

  73. This is so fun Jen… I am pinning!

  74. Very cute idea! OMG, my son would find reasons to go outside unnoticed to sneak some candy out.

  75. johndenise_1974@outlook.com' Denise John says:

    This is such a great ideal to put on the door of my office for staff and visitors to take a treat.

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