Project: The Regal Recycled Wreath
Reminiscent of an ancient Roman laurel, this wreath is actually the ultimate example of recycling. It consists of more than 100 empty chocolate foil wrappers, but its grandeur and class are formidable. Tied off neatly with a crimson bow, this wreath commands attention when displayed. If given as a gift, or simply shown off on a front door, this project beats any decor merchandise found in stores. Save the chocolate to use in a recipe, or eat all 100 pieces in one sitting like I did.
For this project, you’ll need:
-1 foam wreath form
-18 feet of Gold Ribbon
-About 100 wrapped chocolate squares, or other candies
-2-3 feet of crimson ribbon
-Hot glue gun
Step 1: Wrap the wreath tightly with gold ribbon and secure with hot glue. This step helps to give the final product a full look.
Note: Our test labs discovered that hot glue is hot. Handle the hot glue gun with caution. And remember, a bad guy with a hot glue gun can only be stopped by a good guy with a hot glue gun.
Step 2: Cut the foil wrappers into leaf shapes. Depending on the candy wrappers and desired leaf species, the aesthetic possibilities for this wreath are almost endless.
Step 3: Mentally picture the wreath divided in half. Begin at the bottom of one half, attaching the foil leaves with hot glue. Be sure to overlap leaves successively as you work your way up the wreath form.
Step 4: Once one half is complete, stop and repeat step 3 for the second half.
Step 5: Fluff out the leaves to give a more full natural look. Complement with a bow and hang prominently to make others jealous.