Wednesday, February 8, 2023

How to make faux candy decor

My last faux food tutorial is how to make faux candy to use as decor.  These are so easy to make, and look great as props for holidays, parties and more. 

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I used these products from the Dollar Tree and Walmart 

Chenille Yarn in cocoa brown and pink

Stryofoam circles (2 pk) 

Dowel rods (Walmart) 

Crafters Square glass beads

Essentials Microfiber Mop Pad

I attached the dowel rods to the styrofoam circles, so they looked like large suckers.  Then using my Gorilla Duel Temp Glue Gun, I glued the chenille yarn on one of the styrofoam circles in a circular motion. I love this yarn, it really is the color of chocolate. 

Before adding the pink ribbon to the other circle, I painted it pink first and then glued on the yarn.

While I do not have a picture of the next step, you can attach the glass beads in between the yarn circles with hot glue if desired. If you don't have glass beads, there are many things at the Dollar Tree that would also work candy/sprinkles.  I left mine  suckers plain, because did not have enough beads on hand, and  I wanted to show them at the craft class I taught at the library.

I finished the dowel rods  by painting them white, and then  wrapping them with ribbon I had on hand.  I can't decide if I like the thin or thick ribbon best.

Faux cotton candy is also so easy to make.   The Dollar Tree mop pad has a texture that is similar to cotton candy.  I painted it pink, and allowed it to dry. I then rolled it around the dowel rode and glued it in place with my glue gun. 

I currently have mine out for Valentine's Day decor, but wouldn't they look cute on a candy themed Christmas tree or at a Candyland themed party.  Happy crafting! 


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