Foam ring (12-inch, 8-inch, 6-inch, etc. – decide what size you would like your wreath)
Pastel candy pieces – we like speckled malted milk balls, gum balls or candied almonds
Hot glue gun
Easter grass or shredded packing paper in coordinating color
Decide the pattern and theme for your wreath. You can use all colors, as shown in the wreath using candied almonds, or choose a color scheme. You also might decide to use a variety of sizes as shown in the yellow, green and white wreath above.
Warm glue in gun and apply a small amount to your first piece of candy. Press it firmly but gently against the foam ring. If you are using a variety of sizes, start with the largest pieces.
Continue gluing candy pieces to the foam ring being cautious not to group too many like colors in one area. Cover the foam ring with candy. If you are using a variety of sizes, be certain to leave gaps to fill in with smaller sizes. When you have used all of your largest sized pieces, begin filling in with smaller pieces.
When the surface of the wreath has been covered, glue additional pieces to the top to give the wreath dimension and cover spaces.
To finish, you can add a ribbon that coordinates with the theme of your wreath.
Before gluing candy to the foam core, you can cover the surface with Easter grass. Follow the directions below and then continue with the directions above.
First, spray the wreath with spray adhesive in a well ventilated area. Next take a small handful of Easter grass or shredded packing paper and press it to the wreath. Continue pressing grass to the foam ring quickly before the adhesive dries. You can shake off or trim excess if necessary. You are now ready to add candy to the wreath.