It's candy week at Vintage Umbrella. Oh, I wish I didn't like candy so much. When I craft with it I have to try VERY hard not to eat it. If you like crafting with candy check out my candy crafts pinterest board... http://pinterest.com/jenni_swenson1/candy-crafts/
Today, we are going to make a gumdrop topiary. I'm using it on the candy table at my daughter's graduation party. First, you need a styrofoam ball, a glue gun and lots of gumdrops. I used 3 bags for the ball I chose.
Start hot gluing the gumdrops on. Dots would work for this project too. Just keep gluing. Be patient... it takes awhile!
When you are done, stick a dowel in the ball. Don't use one that is too thin... it won't hold the ball up. I wrapped my dowel in baker's twine.
Stick some florist foam in your bucket or clay pot. I stuck the dowel in the florist foam and put some hot glue on top. Cover the foam with candy.
You might want a ribbon on top too! Love it. It's a showstopper!
If you live in the twin cities area, don't forget to tune in to fox 9 http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/category/233671/morning on Saturday morning, June 2nd. I will be sharing these candy ideas, and even doing a little live crafting with Karen!
I'm linking up at these parties today... http://makingtheworldcuter.com/2012/05/making-the-world-cuter-monday-may-28-2012/, http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2012/05/take-look-tuesday_28.html