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Simple and sweet gift for any holiday.
Candy, candy, candy, candy!

This was originally my aunt's idea, which I've taken and adapted for a ton of different occasions. I've made dozens with glasses, mugs and even bowls, most that I found at the thrift store.

Try making them for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

They tend to make whoever you're giving them to very, very happy!

Posted by ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) from Austin, Texas, United States • Published See ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)'s 74 projects »
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  • How to make gift wrap. Candy Cups For Giving - Step 1
    Step 1

    Push the bamboo skewer into the Styrofoam ball, all the way through the top. Put it in the glass to and push down until the ball is snug in the glass.

  • How to make gift wrap. Candy Cups For Giving - Step 2
    Step 2

    Snip off the excess skewer with your scissors.

  • How to make gift wrap. Candy Cups For Giving - Step 3
    Step 3

    With the skewer still in the glass, fill the bottom of with candy. Ideas are M&Ms, Hershey Kisses or Peppermints (though you could really use any candy). Another option is shredded paper, but the candy on the ball will make the cup top-heavy, so having a heavier filler keeps it from tipping over and gives the gifted a sweet bonus.

  • How to make gift wrap. Candy Cups For Giving - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place a small dot of hot melt glue on either side of the rim of the cup. Gently press the ball to the glue until it sets.

  • How to make gift wrap. Candy Cups For Giving - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use greening pins to add candy to ball by poking pins through the loose end near the twist of the candy wrapper.

    ***note- greening pins are available with the floral supplies at your local hobby store***

  • How to make gift wrap. Candy Cups For Giving - Step 6
    Step 6

    Start at the bottom and work up to the top, going in circles. Depending on the candy, you can get two or three on each pin.

  • How to make gift wrap. Candy Cups For Giving - Step 7
    Step 7

    One round done, from the top

  • How to make gift wrap. Candy Cups For Giving - Step 8
    Step 8

    two rounds done

  • How to make gift wrap. Candy Cups For Giving - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fill in any holes with more candy & floral pins.

  • Step 10

  • How to make gift wrap. Candy Cups For Giving - Step 11
    Step 11

    Wrap in cellophane and embellish with a bow or ribbon.

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Happy-Go-Lucky
Happy-Go-Lucky · Nawur, Bamiyan, AF · 8 projects
awesome
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ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects
Thanks, I think so, too. Happy
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Cute idea! Looks like a bouquet of flowers.
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George B.
George B. · Cambridgeshire, England, GB · 7 projects
Yum! You could give one of those to me anytime ;-)
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ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects
Yes, I think so, too!
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JuliaFuentes
JuliaFuentes · Hermosillo, Sonora, MX · 2 projects
perfect for valentinesHappy
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ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects
thanks!
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Krissii Babii
Krissii Babii · Moundsville, West Virginia, US · 20 projects
tooo cute!! ^.^
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ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects
Hey, thanks!
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Beth
Beth
wow these are fantastic x
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