Christmas Cheer

Posted by on December 7, 2005 in craft | 8 comments

I’ve started my Christmas decorating. Since I spend the vast majority of my waking hours in a cozy cubicle, I thought I’d start there, so I made a little gumdrop wreath:

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I added a green polka dot bow, and made a swag for the wall with plain green ribbon and tiny glass candy ornaments. It’s harder than you would think to get those gumdrops nicely arranged. I pulled nearly all of them off once and started over. My fingers are quite painful today. It’s a nice little cheap project, though. The wreath form I got at Michaels for $1.99 and gumdrops were on sale for $1 a bag. I had the ribbon, so for less than $5 I’ve got a pretty little wreath.

I also won 1000 pom poms on eBay for $1.25. One Thousand pom poms! I’m counting them when they arrive to make sure I didn’t get ripped off. Then I’m going to make pom pom garlands.

Comments are cracking me up. Everyone is concerned that the wreath will be eaten! The part I didn’t tell you was that I bought 3 bags of gum drops, they were red, green and white. There weren’t very many white ones, so I think I used nearly all of them from the three bags, but there were still plenty of red ones left, and I didn’t use a single green one. So really, I’m more worried about getting sick of gum drops before I will ever have to pluck one off my wreath. Don’t be so impressed with my willpower, I ate plenty while I made me wreath :o)


  1. This post cracked me up. First of all, can you imagine the possibilities of an eatable wreath??? I think I can’t resist myself with something so delicious hanging around my house. It’s fantastic!!! I really like the colors.
    Second, you made me laugh out loud just picturing you counting a 1000 pom poms LOL!! I’m going to make a pom pom garland next year. Good thought. I’m sending your goodies this Saturday.

  2. Your wreath is making me hungry. How are you going to resist the temptation and not pluck one of those babies off and eat it? I couldn’t do it. I admire your willpower.
    Pff. You better count those pompoms. I could easily see someone trying to rip you off and just sending you 999 pompoms when you rightfully paid for 1000. If I lived near you I would help you count them out, but, alas, I’m not, so it’s all up to you. I’m excited to see the results of your pompom adventure.

  3. Well done you – that would last all of five minutes in my house (and I count myself among those that would eat them!)

  4. Cary’s first comment was, “wow, can you eat it?”

  5. I love the gumdrop wreath! The green and white polka-dotted bow really goes well with it!
    I would so be couting those pom-poms…I don’t blame you!

  6. Okay is everyone around you just jealous of your creativity? How is the tech writing going anyway? BTW, are all the gumdrops the same flavor or are they cinnamon, mint, etc? 😉 Right now I’m letting Wally-world make all my decorations because I’m lucky just to get the lights on my tree!!!!
    BTW my kids LOVE your plushies and I might just have to buy some. =D

  7. Okay, I posted. Your turn.:-)

  8. Hi, I’m just reading through your archive and I love the stuff you’ve made. They’re fantastic! I’m taking a break from reading to ask you cos I never made a garland before and I can’t work out how you made the gumdrop wreath? toothpicks into styrofoam? it’s so pretty and how big was it? Thanks 🙂

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