Saturday, March 3, 2012

Candy Party: Coin Wrapper Candy Garland

Once again, I found inspiration on Pinterest.  Big surprise, right?

The brilliant crafting minds over at Martha Stewart Living wrapped up actual rolls of coins to look like candy as stocking stuffers.  I had been planning to use toilet paper cores, but this size is so much cuter!

Materials:
~Bag of coin rollers from Dollar Tree
~Printed tissue paper (also from Dollar Tree)
~Something to stuff them with - I reused brown packing paper
~Tape
~Scissors
~Iridescent cellophane wrap
~Ribbon

Step 1:  Stuff
You might could get away with skipping this step, but I just used some old packing paper to help the coin wrappers hold their shape.

Step 2:  Wrap in Tissue, Twist Ends
I found the PERFECT candy-looking tissue at Dollar Tree.  For this project I used the striped sheets and wrapped them on an angle.  I'd love to give you precise measurements here, but I just eye-balled it like I always do. Tape to secure.

Step 3: Wrap in Cellophane
Since this didn't need to be on an angle, I just cut a strip wide enough - make sure there's plenty of width for the end twisting - and then rolled up to determine where to cut it off.

Step 4:  Tie Ends
Curling ribbon might be a good choice here.  I happened to have rolls and rolls of this shiny, wire-edge ribbon I practically stole from the Wal-Mart Christmas clearance.  It was marked 75% off so I got each roll for about a quarter.  Score!


Step 5:  String Together
I thought I'd be able to run a large needle threaded with embroidery floss through the centers, but it turned out the stuffed rollers were too dense.  I ended up using two strands of clear fishing line to wrap around the "belly" of each one with a knot above and below.

Save a few to toss around the table, adorn gifts, or add to a wreath.

Easy, right?  And SO much better than doing dishes!

See more Candy Party posts.

6 comments:

  1. This is genius!! I am doing a candy themed baby shower and am not crafty but I just finished the first one. Way to go!!!

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  2. I'm SO glad this works for you Jenny! You can also use this same wrapping techniques on small Styrofoam discs and spheres (from the dollar store) to make larger candies. (Maybe I should get that post up on the blog? hahaha)

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  3. Can you please clarify how you strung them together?

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    1. They are not strung end-to-end as may be expected. They are strung in a stacked fashion and the string wraps around the center of the finished candy. It's not ideal, but I didn't realize my "Plan A" would not work until it didn't. ;)

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  4. I'm going to try this using toilet paper rolls!

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