Heap on more wood!--the wind is chill, but let it whistle as it will.
We’ll keep our Christmas Merry still! by Sir Walter Scott
|My Gumdrop Tree 2011|
Now, that we learned a little about gumdrops lets create this beautiful candy centerpiece. Go to your local craft store and purchase a Styrofoam cone, wreath or round balls. You should try to find the green colored ones as the white ones you will have to cover, so the white doesn’t show through, in-between the gumdrops. Then you need several bags of gumdrops depending on the size of your cones. You need some ribbon, and a box of toothpicks with a point on the end. (the round ones, not the flat ones) Cut your toothpicks in half. Do not use toothpicks that splinter. (What I use is a small wire cutter and that cuts them perfectly in half) Now stick half of the toothpick in the bottom of the gumdrop and push it in the cone, wreath, or ball. Work from the bottom up, all around the cone going up the shape. Place the gumdrops as close together as possible. You can use all one color or mix the colors. You may need a full toothpick to attach the final gumdrop on the tree. Then attach a bow with another toothpick and place it on the very top of your newly created Gumdrop Tree which you can add to your holiday decorations. Creating is fun and yummy!
Till Next Time……..