A friend of mine Di, has been telling me some for some time about lolly wreaths. She has made them for her daughters teachers each year and they are gratefully received. So this year I thought I would give it a go and give it to the lovely support staff at the school office (As I have Eloise's teachers' present sorted)... but I had one problem.
What I thought I needed couldn't be found. I wanted a plain wire wreath with no nothing on it - you know like floristry wire. A coathanger was not going to cut the mustard - so I set out to find a substitute. And I found it.
I just bought a regular el cheapo wreath from Spotlight and removed all the ugly decorations (which were incidentally hot glue gunned on - ick) So the removal of such items was a huge improvement
So what you need is the wreath and about 1kg (or 2 if you like a really spangly wreath!) of toffees or wrapped lollies. Use some wire ties (you know, the ones at the bottom of your drawer where you keep your garbage bags and glad wrap..) and twist around one end of a lolly. Then twist the other end of a tie around the end of another lolly..
Then twist it around a branch of your wreath. I did one pair of lollies per branch, but go for your life - whatever works!
The cost of this:
Total 23.50 (3 staff = less than $8 each)
I did notice however that spotlight had mini wreaths for under $5 - so you could make small ones for friends, colleagues, teachers or neighbours. (I don't think my garbos would appreciate one - they are too used to their beers!)
Who outside your family do you gift for?
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