Excess candy always proves to be an extra hassle – especially if you aren’t sure what to do with it – or are unable to eat it all by yourself. Well, you’re in luck because now you can say goodbye to such problems with these 10 creative ways to make crafts out of your candy. This will not only save you money – but prevent your yummy treats from going to waste.
1. Make A Gingerbread House.
One of the most popular ways that you can make use of your old candy is by using it to make a gingerbread house. The best part about this is that you can choose whatever delicious goods you’d like to decorate its exterior. Just make sure that you have a nice array of both small and large candies – because the more versatile your gingerbread house is the better. Red hots, gumdrops, candy canes, and Twizzlers are just a few of the possible candies that you could use in creating this adorable craft.
2. Make A Candy Wreath.
When many of us think of wreaths, we oftentimes relate them to Christmas. Fortunately, this adorable candy wreath can be made for any occasion – whether it be someone’s birthday, graduation, wedding, and so on. The options are endless because the candy is endless – which gives you the opportunity to personalize your craft. For example, if someone is turning 21 you could use pink candies, if a congratulations is in order you could use black candies, and if your best friend is getting married then you could use white candies.
3. Make A Twix Weiner Dog.
This is one for all the dog lovers out there – or for those who own a Dachshund personally. All that is needed to make this cute Weiner dog is a fun size Twix bar, chocolate chips, a Hershey’s kiss, and a Tootsie Roll. Just keep in mind that it might not last long if you’re a chocolate lover like myself. In turn, it might stay cute for a couple of hours till it lands in your tummy; just make sure that your SO doesn’t get to it before you do.
4. Make A SweetHeart Candy Flower.
Valentine’s day serves as the perfect time to begin working on this craft, but that doesn’t mean that it’s strictly limited to holidays. In fact, this can be given as an anniversary gift, a mother’s day gift, or even on an ordinary day to someone you love. All that you need in order to make this is a foam ball – or something of the same consistency. Once you have glued each sweetheart on the outer surface, you can then sphere the foam ball through a wooden stick, and place it into a styrofoam cup – which will serve as your makeshift flower pot.
5. Make A Christmas Tree Out Of Peppermints.
When Christmas time rolls around be sure to take advantage of all the free peppermints that you are given – or even the ones you may have bought yourself. In doing so, you can make a peppermint tree – and easily choose the size of how big you want it to be. In fact, the more mints that you have the bigger the tree will be. The best thing about this is that even if you have a small number of mints, you can still make several small trees to place around your home; any cone-shaped item can serve as the perfect base.
6. Make Flamingos Out Of Candy Canes.
If you have pink construction paper – and googly eyes – then this can be made with little to no hassle. In fact, these can be placed inside little gift baskets – during the summer months. The best part about this is that they can look more authentic with red and pink candy canes – rather than red and white ones.
7. Make Words With Colored M&Ms Or Skittles.
One of the simplest ways that you can make crafts out of candy is by spelling. Do you have something that you want to tell someone – but are struggling to put it into words? Well, M&Ms – or Skittles – serve as the perfect way for you to write it out in a fun and unique way that differs from the rest. One example of how you could do this is by using the person’s favorite candies to spell out their name – in turn, showing them just how much you care.
8. Make A Candy Necklace Out Of Lifesavers.
Want to relive some of your most memorable childhood moments? Creating a candy necklace will allow you to do just that. Just be sure that you pick candies that will be easy to string through so that you aren’t forced to make more work for yourself. This will also allow you to have a lot more fun while you are in the process of creating your craft.
9. Make A Secret Stash Out Of A Plastic Box.
Do you have an old pencil box lying around – that no longer serves its purpose? If so, then consider putting it to use as a secret candy stash. This is perfect if you’re trying to get a quick fix – but don’t want others digging into your candy. Fortunately, you can even decorate the outside with several items – making for a stylish stash away.
10. Make Smiley Faces Out Of Oreos.
Oreos are adorable when they come in the form of smiley faces. You can either do this to the cookie part of the oreo – or the cream filling. However, I would recommend the latter so that the candies can be easily seen – against the white backdrop; this also allows them to stick a whole lot better. All that you need to make this adorably appetizing craft are circular candies for the eyes – and whatever candy you choose to form the mouth.
Making crafts is a lot more fun when you get to eat what you create. We hope that these 10 creative ways to make crafts out of your candy serve as the perfect way for you to get started. Be sure to share – and let us know your favorites – in the comments below!
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Whitney is a senior at Missouri State University - majoring in English/Creative Writing and minoring in Journalism. In her free time she enjoys freelance writing - and creating content for her blog. She writes to encourage/uplift others - and hopes to one day have her own magazine column.