Felt Ribbon Candy

Today I’m sharing an easy tutorial that is sure to “sweeten” your Holiday decor.  It’s my Felt Ribbon Candy.  I know you have all seen the old fashioned ribbon candy that typically comes around during the holiday seasons, they are one of my favorite candies to look at.  They are so pretty.
Here’s What You Will Need:
–  Felt {any colors you want}
–  Scissors
–   Glue Gun
–  Cutting Mat & Rotary Cutter {this is optional}
Let’s get started.
Start by cutting your felt, I used a cutting mat and my rotary cutter to make even strips and it was way faster.  You can use your handy dandy scissors though if you don’t have those items.  I used the regular felt sheets you can get in any craft store that are roughly the size of a sheet of paper 8 1/2″ x 11″.  You will need to cut 1″ strips of felt, you will want them to be as long as possible so cut the long side.  {If you want to make bigger pieces of candy, use felt by the yard!}

Next for the ribbon candy layer 3 pieces of felt on top of each other.  I glue each layer together with a little hot glue.  Then I began to just bend the felt back and forth to create the ribbon look, gluing each bend as I went.  For the small round peppermint style candy simply layer 2 pieces of felt on top of each other.  These two layers I didn’t hot glue together.  I simply started to roll them tightly and glued as I went and rolled them. When you get the end of the strips of felt just glue them down. 

Now you should have a bunch of really cute and colorful felt Old Fashioned Ribbon Candy!  You can fill clear vases with these, string them like garland for around the house or on the tree, make ornaments for you tree, etc…  You can make these in any color combination you want, I may do a fun bright & bold color palette.  I’ve always wanted to have a “Candy” themed bright & bold colored Christmas tree, these would be perfect on the tree!  Happy Holidays!



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