Christmas is full of various traditions and images. Gifts, family, snow, ornaments – they’re all part of the dozens of traditions and images we see during the holidays. Combine two different tradtions – delicious candy and a gorgeous wreath – into one fun project for Christmas. Use LifeSavers candy to make an adorable wreath which can be decorated in many different ways.
Line a baking sheet with foil and choose the flavor of LifeSavers you want to use to make the wreath. If you’re making more than one wreath you can give each wreath its own flavor. Make small wreaths to create unique Christmas ornaments or a larger candy wreath to hang on the door. Later, you can decorate the wreaths the way you want.
Arrange the LifeSavers on the baking sheet to form the wreath shape. No matter how large or small you make the wreath you must make sure that each LifeSaver touches the next one. If you don’t the candies will not fuse together. Leave a small gap between each of the wreaths, if you’re making more than one, so that they don’t run together.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees and slide in the baking sheet. Allow the candies to melt for about 5 to 8 minutes, keeping a close eye on them. As soon as you see that all the LifeSavers have melted together take them out immediately. If you leave them in too long they can scorch on the bottom or the wreath can become misshapen.
Allow the candy wreaths to cool completely. If you are making ornaments tie a length of ribbon through two of the holes of the LifeSavers to create a loop with a bow. Or, make an edible bow from a shoestring licorice piece.
There are other things you can do to make each wreath look different. One thing is to alternate two flavors of candies when creating the wreath. Another is to arrange the circle of LifeSavers to form the wreath then place other candies on it. One such candy is a small, round Red Hot. The red candies melt to the LifeSavers to create small, red “ornaments” on the wreath.
The unusual candy wreaths are delicious but you can also preserve them and use them year after year. To do this, spray on a clear-coat lacquer product, on the front and back. This keeps the wreath protected while also keeping away hungry bugs. The LifeSaver wreaths are a simply adorable Christmas craft that’s fun for the whole family to make!