Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's a Hard Candy Christmas

Here's another last-minute Christmas gift that can also be adapted to other occasions--birthday, graduation, or when you are just needing a little something to let someone know that you are thinking of them.

This is a plastic parfait glass from a party store, but you do have to buy a
whole package of them. Fill it with candy, almost to the top. 
Take a 3" styrofoam ball, cut it in half with a serrated knife
and push it down into the glass. If it does not
want to stay, run a bead of hot glue around the edge to secure it.

Starting at the bottom, use candy that is kind of flat and 
attach it around the edge. 
I used cocktail toothpicks, the kind with the colored frills at one end. 
Make sure this bottom layer hangs over the styrofoam ball so it doesn't show.
Continue layering upwards, filling in the gaps.
Don't forget the small candy canes!
For the center, hot glue three strawberry candies in place.
Adorn with basket filler around the candy--using hot glue again.
Insert a crazy straw into the styrofoam by using a scissor's point
to make a hole.
Finish off by adding streamers of gift wrapping ribbon all
the way around and a bow at the base.
You may have to hot glue the base to the stem
if you use this type of glass. 

Be creative! Use bells, bows, candy bars!

For birthdays, I have used the small cards and holders
that accompany floral arrangements
in lieu of a straw.   

Hope you like the candy parfait.

I'm taking it to these festive parties. Come join me to see awesome projects: 


  1. This is so cute! I like the idea!

  2. how cute is this!!! I would love it if you could link it up here.. http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/12/project-party-weekend-come-link-up-your.html
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Wow that is really fun! Visiting from Tater Tots and Jello!


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