We’re sharing DIY Wrapped Candy Ornaments today!
Truth be told, I was * this close * to sharing Thanksgiving content.
And I guess in some small way this could technically qualify because we’re the family that can see the twinkling lights from the Christmas tree while gathered around the table celebrating Thanksgiving.
It might seem like a weird combination.
But my Mom and her sisters LOVE the holidays. Every year they put up their trees early so they can enjoy them as long as possible.
We put up our tree early as well.
Mostly because it is so nice to open the front door after a long week of traveling and having the house clean, decorated, and ready to welcome the holiday season.
My theme this year is “Let Your Heart Be Light” completely inspired by French candy shops filled with sweet treats from light and fluffy marshmallows to ribbons of cotton candy.
And while we’ve purchased a few ornaments, it’s always fun to make some too.
Thanksgiving weekend is such a great time of year to gather friends and family together to make ornaments, wreaths, garlands, cards, and candies for Christmas.
These DIY Wrapped Candy Ornaments are one of those simple DIYs that don’t really need a tutorial. But I know step-by-step instructions are always helpful.
Here’s a look at how to make DIY Wrapped Candy Ornaments…
DIY Wrapped Candy Ornaments Supplies:
- Wrapping Paper
- Paper Towel Tube
- Tape Measure
- Two-Sided Tape
DIY Wrapped Candy Ornaments Steps:
Gather your supplies and determine how big you want your wrapped candy ornaments to be.
These are 2 inches (about the size of a toilet tissue roll insert) but you can make them as big or as small as you want!
Using caution and care as scissors will be sharp, cut a section of wrapping paper big enough to wrap your ornament (the cut section of the paper towel tube).
Be sure to leave a little extra room on each end so you can make the twisted portion at the end of the DIY wrapped candy ornament.
Use a piece of double-sided tape to secure the wrapping paper onto the paper towel tube.
Once the tube has been completely covered, carefully twist the ends to look like a piece of wrapped candy.
Embellish each end with ribbon and you’re good to go!
An Ornament vs a Christmas Tree Pick…
To make this DIY Wrapped Candy Ornament a true ornament, you can add an ornament hook or a piece of clear fishing line to the ribbon.
My plan is to gently lay it in the tree branches like a floral pick though.
Either way, what I love about this simple idea is that you can easily customize the wrapping paper and the ribbons to work with your Christmas theme and color palette.
I almost used striped paper for a candy cane-inspired look.
But in the end, decided to use plain paper so the actual candy ornaments could shine.
While it’s still early in the season, I’m definitely getting excited about the holidays this year which is why making ornaments now feels like having the best of both worlds.
That way, we can relax and hang out come Thanksgiving weekend knowing everything is done!
Other DIY Christmas Ornaments to Try This Season: