Turn your house into an old fashioned Gingerbread house with a Gumball candy wreath. This wreath is so easy to make and will have all the kids wanting to come and enjoy the holidays with you.
I have always had a fascination for Gingerbread men and Gingerbread houses.
I'm not sure if it's the fact that I grew up the daughter of the "candy lady". (My parent's own a candy store.) Or because I was the candy lady (I owned my own candy store for a while.) Or maybe it's the fact that I secretly relate to the witch from Hansel and Gretal?!
Whatever it is, I have always wanted to live in a Gingerbread house. I mean, seriously, who wouldn't?
So, this year...I decided to just do it. Well, as much as I can while living in a rented house...in a HOA who doesn't allow you to sneeze while outside....in weather that's still 80 degrees in the middle of December.
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I debated long and hard what kind of Candy wreath a Gingerbread house would have on it's front door. I really was tempted by gumdrops, but after visiting every little store in our town, I can say there are no gum drops in Florence, South Carolina. Can you believe it?
Who doesn't have gumdrops at Christmastime? Isn't it a staple of holiday eating?
So instead I decided to go with gumballs, and I have to say, I absolutely LOVE how it tuned out. It reminds me so much of my favorite Jelly Bean wreath that I may not take it down all year long.
To make this wreath you will need:
Start in one area of the wreath and start gluing gumballs on to your wreath form. Continue until all gumballs are on the wreath.
I wish I had tried to seal the wreath with sealant. I didn't. I'm honestly not sure how that would work or turn out. There were a few days where it got super hot around here, and my gumballs started melting. So if you live in a hot climate, you may need to forgo this wreath. Or try to find plastic gumball looking beads. (And if you do, could you let me know!?!)
But for this year, I'm thrilled with how it turned out. It's a great "centerpiece" to my Gingerbread house front porch and a great addition to my Gingerbread dinner party.
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