There is nothing quite like having a selection of candy available that adds a sweet and colourful touch to your decorating. I have used Christmas candy in my decorating over the past few years. This year I wanted to create more of a buffet style display – the trick will be making sure the teens don’t consume the decorations before Christmas Day! (I think the levels in the jars have already gone down….)
The best thing about the Christmas Candy buffet, which I set up on our hall table, is that apart from purchasing the candy, I simply used glass jars, cake plates, and items I already had on hand. It is surprising what you can assemble after raiding your kitchen cupboards. I positioned some jars on upturned dishes and on cake stands to create more height.
The Felt Wreath is the one I made for Homespun, Christmas in July Issue. Even though it doesn’t match my red, aqua, and white colour scheme, I wanted to use it in this years decorating. I added some marshmallows in pink and white to my apothecary jar to co-ordinate with the wreath.
The sweet bunting was made using a free printable over at Allsorts.
Turquoise table runner was made a few years ago for a local magazine. It was made out of voile, with lengths of white, silver, and aqua ribbons stitched along each end,and finished it off with a silver tassel.
I wrapped some chocolates with scrap booking paper and wrapping paper offcuts to match.
I even had the perfect red and white paper straws and lolly bags in my stash.
At least part of my decorating has now been done. Life is Sweet!