When I think of spring and the Easter holiday, two things come to mind . . . candy and color! Create a candy topiary centerpiece and bring the best of April, candy favorites and bright colors, to your Easter table.
Supplies you probably already have:
- hot glue gun + glue
- acrylic paint (for the stem)
- bucket or pot
Supplies you may not have:
Sizes for these supplies depend on the size of your pot/bucket.
- styrofoam ball
- styrofoam half ball
- wooden dowel
1. To begin crafting your candy topiary, you will first want to sort your candy by color. I love bright & colorful candies for spring so I chose to use Skittles for my Easter centerpiece. When sorting the Skittles, I decided to leave out colors that were not reminiscent of Easter. Aren’t these Skittles simply gorgeous?
2. Next, paint the styrofoam ball and dowel. Only one coat is needed. Why do we paint the ball? Nobody wants to see hints of white peaking out in between your candies. Allow the paint to dry. This should only take a couple of hours.
3. Next, plug in your glue gun. When the styrofoam paint has completely dried and your glue is hot, begin gluing the Skittles onto the styrofoam ball. Place a tiny dot of glue on the center of the candy. I tried to make sure that my glue dot covered the “S” on the face of each Skittle but did not take up any more room than that.
5. Once your ball is covered in Skittles, you will insert one end of the dowel into the ball and the other into the half ball. Place the half ball into your bucket or pot to stabilize the topiary. Adorn the topiary with ribbon and Easter grass and your are all set.