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Candy Craft: Make Realistic Looking Candy

Candies can look so pretty sitting on a little glass decorative plate but if someone takes one of those candies away to eat, then your pretty decoration is gone.  I’m going to show you how to make some realistic looking candy that you can leave sitting out as a decorative accent.

What I especially like about this candy craft is that it is so simple to make and you can use the candy in so many different ways.  If you don’t want to use them in a candy dish or plate, you could always use them to embellish a gift instead of a bow.  You can make the candy in any color or pattern that you want so there are all kinds of possibilities.

Another thought is to use them to embellish another craft project.  I think the peppermint candies would be great to use on a Christmas project.  Just glue them on to your desired piece.

Here are the instructions for this candy craft:

Materials Needed:

  • flat glass round marbles – they come in a bag for decorating glass vases
  • craft paper – can use pattern or plain colors
  • paint (optional) – use if you want to paint on your own pattern
  • paint brush (optional)
  • spray adhesive
  • plastic wrap
  • embroidery thread, thin ribbon or string

1.  Lay a glass marble onto your craft paper and trace around it.  Cut out the circle.

2.  Spray the top of the paper with spray adhesive.

3.  Lay your glass on top of the craft paper so that the pattern shows through the glass.

4.  Cut a square of plastic wrap that is about at least an inch wider than the faux candy on all sides.  Once the glue is dry, wrap your candy with the plastic wrap.  Tie off the two ends with string.

My first batch of candies looked like this using a craft paper with pink stripes:

Then, I decided I wanted some that looked good for a Christmas display so I used the same craft paper but went over the pink stripes with some red acrylic paint.

Now I’m thinking I would like to try some fun solid colors and a few different patterns for this candy.  What colors and patterns would you suggest using?  Or, how would you use this candy?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

Happy crafting!