This simple and easy Valentine’s Day Chocolates candy wreath is a fun project that every kid I know would love to make! If your household is like mine, then you get tons of candy and chocolate given to your during Valentine’s Day. Now you can make a simple Wreath to decorate your home with instead of letting the kids gorge themselves.
This wreath also makes a great new way to give chocolate to someone special on Valentine’s Day. This is a great idea for a teacher’s gift or even a gift to a loved one.
To Make This Valentine’s Day Chocolates Wreath You Will Need:
20 Gauge wire 1.5 feet long or 1 coat hanger cut in half
Approximately 30 pieces of assorted Valentine’s Day Chocolates (the kind in plastic wrap works best).
30 pieces of colorful red and pink curling ribbon, cut into 10″ pieces or the same number as the candies
Wire cutters or scissors
Pliers to bend the hanger
Packing tape, duct tape, or masking tape
I like to use 20-gauge wire for this Valentine’s Day Chocolates wreath, but if you don’t have any, or want to save a little money you could easily use an existing metal coat hanger. The kind from the dry cleaners is fine.
Cut your 20-gauge wire or unbend your hanger. Cut your hanger in half if that is what you are using.
Now, bend you 20-gauge wire or hanger into a circle. You need to leave a five-inch piece free on the end, this will be used to make the hook to hang your Valentine’s Day Chocolates wreath. Bend this piece down and round to make a hidden hook on what you decide is the back of the Valentine’s Day Chocolates wreath.
Now, go ahead and cut your ribbon pieces to 10 inches each if you have not already done so.
Now, you need to bend your ribbon in half. Use this bend as a guide to tie the Valentine’s Day Chocolates in the middle of the ribbon.
Tip: Try tying the ribbon onto the candy wrapper where it is twisted onto the chocolate.
I get a lot of jars of Valentine’s Day Chocolates that are not wrapped. All you need to do I cut some squares of cellophane and wrap your own chocolates!
You can find plenty of chocolates that are wrapped though. Look for Lindt chocolates.
Next, use the ribbon to tie the Valentine’s Day Chocolates directly to your 20-gauge wire wreath frame.
Take the scissors and curl the ribbon ends that are left over. You could also have the kids work on precurling the ribbon before you even tie it on.
Continue working around the wire frame until it is completely covered up. I find I can easily get at least two rows of Valentine’s Day Chocolates around the entire wreath to really make it look full.
Now, Use a great looking red or pink ribbon and add a bow to the Valentine’s Day Chocolates wreath! Try to match the bow to your chocolate candy. If you use pinks and purples, then go for a great looking wide pink or white ribbon. You can always use a black velvet ribbon. It adds elegance to this simple Valentine’s Day Chocolates wreath in seconds.