Ever since I made our gumball machine Christmas ornament display, I’ve had candy on my mind. I decided to add some sweet decorations to our holiday decor mix, so I made a these fun felt candy ornaments. They’re super quick and easy to make – it only took me around 30 minutes to make six candy ornaments.
What You’ll Need:
- Craft Felt, cut into 1″ wide strips (cut lengthwise so that they are as long as possible)
- Low Temperature Glue Gun
- Lollipop Sticks, cut in half
- Embroidery Floss & Needle
Layer three strips of felt on top of each other.
Carefully roll up the layered felt, stopping to add a drop of glue every 3-4″ to help keep it secure and in place. Finish by trimming the ends and gluing down all three layers of felt.
To create a lollipop, glue a 3″ stick to the bottom of the candy swirl, and add a cute bow to the stick to finish it up. Use the embroidery thread and needle to create a hanger if desired.
For wrapped candies, take a 1.5″ long piece of felt, pinch it along one of the short sides, and attach to either side of the candy swirl with a dab of hot glue.
The ribbon candy is the easiest to make! Take your layered stack of felt and fold it to create the ribbon shape. Cut a 14″ long piece of embroidery floss, and thread it on to the needle. Insert the needle through the entire candy ribbon (from the bottom to the top) and then back down again, leaving a large loop of embroidery floss at the top for hanging. Tie the ends together in a knot at the bottom and trim any excess floss. Alternately, you could also use the glue gun to secure each ripple of the candy ribbon, but I find the embroidery floss method to be much faster and less messy!
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This is so creative and adorable! I love them! I am going to have to try this.
Maria Tello says
Congratulations! Beautiful and creative things. I am glad I found you!!!
Do you know if a plastic needle would work through felt? I love the ribbon and since it is simple looks a fun activity for kids.
You did a beautiful job with the “easy to make” design. You could sell these at festivals, if you wanted.
Tracey @Let's Go Junking says
These are so cute and look so easy to make. We still need a few decorations on the tree and I have some felt – sounds like a plan
Lisa at mabey she made it says
So cute and easy!
laura londergan says
OMG – are you serious!? These are so stink cute! I will be showing these to my daughter and hopefully making them as they look like so much fun to make! Great idea girl! 😉
These are ADORABLE. Seriously. I am going to make some for myself because my Christmas tree is almost all food ornaments!
Super cute Heidi. And easy, I like that!
Thanks, Jillene! 🙂
MrsMajorHoff (Sara) says
Oh my gosh, these are just too cute! Love them! Had a great time “hopping” with ya!
Christina @ Christina, Plain and Simple says
I’m going to have to make some of these for my neon tree! I LOVE these. Pinning and sharing. 🙂
Thanks, Christina! I love the idea of a neon tree!