Decorating with Candy

I love it when people decorate with unexpected items.  Candy can be a fun medium to create beautiful Christmas decor.  If you can just keep from eating it. Christmas Candy in Jars via digsdigs Decorating with Candy

candy in jars via camilla.typepad Decorating with Candy You can use any kind of glass container – I would highly recommend a lid.  Aren’t these ribbons and tags a clever touch?

These were created for a wedding, but I think they’d work great for a Christmas display.  Maybe on the sideboard in a dining room?  The colored ribbons make it extra special and tie it in with the color palette of your choosing. Candy Jars via dcnearlyweds Decorating with Candy

christmas candy displayed via southernhospitalityblog1 Decorating with Candy
What child wouldn’t want to hang out in this kitchen for awhile (or adult, for that matter)?

This display on a dining table was set up for Valentine decorating, but I think it’d be great for Christmas as well.

Candy Jars via flickr Decorating with Candy

Why not get a little crafty with candy?  Start with a large glass bowl and set a thinner water-filled vase in the middle.  Fill the large glass bowl with peppermints so that the vase is surrounded and obscured from sight.  Fill the vase with white carnations.  Mount an apple on a skewer and stick down the middle.  It’s a Carnation Cupcake!  Or maybe it’s a Carnation Sundae . . . Christmas Candy Carnations by Sandra Olando Decorating with Candy

peppermint trees via curbly Decorating with Candy You could make these candy trees with your children by mounting a triangular form to a pillar candleholder and gluing on peppermints or other goodies.

Create your own gumdrop wreath.  Who knew gumdrops could look so elegant?  You might want to hang this wreath inside, or you might find your front door stratched up by various woodland critters.  Or covered in bird droppings. a98313 1200 gumdropwreath xl Decorating with Candy

Photo Credits:  DigsDigs, Camilla, Southern Hospitality, Flickr, Curbly, Martha Stewart.

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  1. Dianne Tant says:

    very cute

  2. so cute. thanks for this. great. great idea! i love that carnation as a cupcake idea.

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