I am very excited to bring to you the second annual 12 Days of Christmas. This project began last year as a last-minute gift idea guide and because it was so successful it started this very blog you are reading now! I will feature 12 different holiday gift ideas and/or recipes with instructions. I hope you enjoy them and are inspired. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Hannah and Harley.
This was a such a cute idea I decided to do it again for Christmas. You can find my original post here on The Halloween Candy Flower Pot. I did the exact same thing here except it’s Christmas themed. The Halloween Candy Flower Pot was such a success even my local UPS guy enjoyed a few Tootsie Pops. He’s welcome to these as well.
Here’s What You Need:
A flower pot, a bucket, vase (You choose. The bucket you see is the very same bucket from the Halloween post with wrapping around it. There’s no need to purchase anything new if you can help it.)
Candy (Suckers are much easier to use, but any individually wrapped candy will work. Think Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Trust me when I say Rolos are too small.) The suckers I used for this post are candy cane flavored Tootsie Pops and they taste much better than they sound.
Styrofoam ball. (Make sure it will fit the base of your choosing.)
Here’s What You Do:
Place the Styrofoam ball in the base.
Start from either the top of the ball or the bottom (your choice) and work your way up or down placing the candy in the ball. (You could randomly place the candy in the ball, but you might end up with gaps.) I started from the bottom and made layers working my way up. I tried to make sure there were no gaps.
PS: I took the photo using the night scene setting on my camera. I used an 18-70 mm (for tech folks it was a 3.5-5.6 aperture) lens with the camera’s pop up flash. As I pushed the shutter button I moved the lens in and out to create movement. The flash stops what’s still and gives you the idea of movement with everything else. You should take as many photos as possible to make sure you get the effect you want. I took at least 50 photos. Seriously.