Holiday Candy Lights. I am looking for directions on how to make a string of mini Christmas lights into a string of wrapped candies. It used mini lights, cellophane and little clear plastic cups. Would like to make these for Christmas. Anyone have the directions for these?
Mark T from WLA, CA
About 10 years ago, I saw a darling holiday "candies" decoration. The woman who made it used clear plastic food containers - small and of differing sizes and shapes. She then wrapped each in colored cellophane and tied the tufted ends so the brightly covered containers looked like candies. As I recall the garland of "candies" was hung up with a string of lights intertwined. The containers each had a top and bottom; the effect was of a 3D candy.
You know the type of small container; it abounds
(and often sadly isn't a #1 or #2 plastic which could be more easily recycled). Every supermarket offers sandwiches, cookies, cake slices and so on in this type of container. Delis use them a lot.
The candy garland I saw was absolutely marvelous and enjoyed a healthy shelf life. Its maker told me it had lasted for several years. Hope this helps!
Several years ago I made these lights, I used clear food containers I bought at the restaurant supply store (I'm not sure if they still sell them) I put them over clear miniature lights and 3 lights fit perfectly on the inside, I skipped 1 light and put another clear plastic container. And I use 2 small clear soup bowls stapled around 2 lights, I staple them shut, various colors the cellophane , wrap each light box, with a twist ties on each end , and they looked like a string of candy, I have strung them around the yard on PVC pipe to try to keep people out of my yard and walking through my holiday display.
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