We’re heading a bit into the past here so my sincerest apologies for some of the atrocious photos – they were taken on a crappy iPhone well before I ever considered blogging.
So a few years ago, I found this foam wreath at K-Mart and decided to make my own chocolate wreath to give out as presents. At the time, my husband and I just started dating and he was a big Lindt/Ferrero Rocher lover, so I made one for his family as a Christmas present and they all loved it! Best part was, it cost me less than $50 which is significantly less than what I’ve paid for anything I’ve ever bought from Edible Blooms. Here’s what you need:
- Foam Wreath
- Chocolate Selection (wrapped)
- Ornament Selection
- Hot Glue
- Christmas picks/spray (optional)
You can select whichever type of chocolate or lollies you like but make sure they’re wrapped. I sporadically glued a selection of red and gold chocolates to the wreath and then filled gaps with ornaments. With the chocolate, I’d add the hot glue directly onto the wrapper, where as when I stuck down the ornaments, I’d use the tip of my hot glue gun to melt a hole into the foam to secure the ornament clasp in its own little seat.
I left a gap on the side to add a little Christmas pick for a bit of decoration (and also because I ran out of chocolates and ornaments) but of course this part is optional. I then tied a ribbon around the top to finish off the wreath.
I’ve since made smaller versions as Christmas gifts for around my work office, as well as a ‘Christmas ornament version’, where the same construction principles apply.
That year, I found some really pretty wrapping paper so I’ve uploaded some Christmas wrapping ‘inspo’ for you all!