This project began as an idea I had to create a Halloween wreath from black jelly beans. I couldn’t find any of those, and ust when I was about to abandon the plan, I spotted these little black licorice bites at the dollar store. The rest of the story is pretty self explanatory. I cut a wreath form from cardboard like I showed you in this fall wreath tutorial.
To adhere the licorice, I began, admittedly, with a hot glue gun. Um…no. That was not my smartest moment. As you can imagine, the glue melted the candy, and no adherence occurred. I then tried tacky glue, which also reacted with the candy and didn’t stick. Finally, I went for super glue. That did the trick!
The flower I made from orange paint chips, using the Sizzix Create a Bow Die. I used super glue to adhere it to the wreath. The hanging mechanism is a fabric scrap I had left over from another project.
I’m happy with my wreath, and at $4 total, it’s completely affordable. What do you think? Are there black jelly beans where you live? I think those would have been easier to glue.