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DIY Glittery Gumdrop Ornaments

by Jenny Batt

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

Goody, goody gumdrops do I have a fun DIY project for you! A simple ornament that so fun on your tree or would also make a fabulous hostess gift or little token of affection for anyone you know who is especially sweet. The best part is, except for a few steps in the middle, the little ones can help, too!

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DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

First up, mix the plaster per the directions on the box, usually 2 to 1. I used 12 oz of plaster powder and 6 oz of water. Mix well. Pour into the brownie mold, being careful to stop before the inner ridge, you don’t want to have a line on the side of your gumdrop. Let dry in the mold overnight.

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

When the plaster is completely dry, pop it out of the mold and using a sheet of sandpaper, rub the bottom flat. Then, drill a hole in the top of each gumdrop. Mix the epoxy according to the directions on the label. Using a bamboo skewer, carefully fill the hole. Work one at a time for this step. Once each hole is full, poke the skewer into the hole to release any air bubbles and to make sure it is full. Wipe away excess with a paper towel. Insert screw eye hook and let it dry overnight to set up completely.

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

Once the epoxy and screw eye hooks have dried hard, paint each gumdrop a sweet shade with craft paint and allow them to dry. Then, simply paint on a coat of white school glue and sprinkle with clear glitter. Add twine or ribbon and hang!

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

As an equally sweet idea, you could also make these into glittery gumdrop place cards that will absolutely delight your guests! All you have to do is add a small loop of wire instead of the screw eye hooks.

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY glittery gumdrop ornaments by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

Sweet! (Get it?) All done I told you that was easy! Psst…if you don’t want to make ornaments, just skip the drilling part and decorate them. Use the plain gumdrops to scatter around the mantel or coffee table. They’ll look adorable however you decide to rock them this holiday season!

{Photos by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion.}

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Barbara Casa

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

I make these using plastic Easter eggs! you don't even have to paint them. brush with Mod Podge and sprinkle with epsom salt!

Cyd Converse

Sunday 10th of November 2019

Thanks, Barbara! Such a great idea!

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Linda

Thursday 27th of December 2012

LOVE! That's all there is to say! I'm starting mine today for next year!!!!!

Chelsea C.

Wednesday 19th of December 2012

I am officially calling this color palette "The Jenny." I'd know it a mile away. :) These are fab!

Stephanie

Wednesday 19th of December 2012

They look good enough to eat!!! Seriously, adorable!!!