If you are planning to please your loved one with an original sweet gift for the New year 2021 – we will tell you how to make beautiful gifts from sweets with your own hands and show how impressive such unusual compositions can look.
A combination of good champagne and delicious chocolates is a universal option for any holiday, and the New Year will be no exception.
To create an author’s composition, you will need:
- a bottle of champagne (to your taste);
- round chocolates (500 gr. for Raffaello and about 1 GC. for chocolates);
- corrugated paper (choose the color according to the planned design-green, red, yellow);
- white or gold braid;
- a shiny bow, miniature Christmas tree toys, a soft goby or any other element to decorate the composition;
- glue gun (you can use 2-sided adhesive tape).
Stage 1-preparation of the bottle
Cut out two rectangles from the corrugated paper:
- size 19 x 22 cm (this will be a cover on the bottom of the bottle);
- size 11×9 cm (this will be the case on the neck).
We apply glue to the rectangles with a glue gun and wrap the bottle, as in the photo. Allow the glue to dry before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 2-fixing candies
We start sticking candies from the bottom of the bottle. If you take sweets in a “bow” package, then you will first need to hide the tails by wrapping them down the candy and sticking them. If you use “Raffaello” to create a composition, as in our example,then the sides can be wrapped to the bottle in the process of placing each subsequent candy. After sticking the first few candies, you can put the bottle vertically. This will make it easier to place row after row evenly. It took us 45 candies to decorate the bottle.
The Council. Arrange the elements of each subsequent row in a staggered order, because the bottle narrows as it approaches the neck.
Stage 3-glue the leaves
Having firmly fixed all the candies, we proceed to the design of the neck. For the leaves, we need rectangles of corrugated paper:
- 17 pieces of size 12 × 4 these will be the main petals;
- 7 pieces of 8,5×4 cm for the lowest row.
Each petal must be pre-prepared. To do this, fold the rectangle in half lengthwise and cut off the corner, as in the photo. The prepared leaves are carefully overlapped, starting from the top of the neck. Starting from the second row, we place the petals in a staggered order and make a small pinch in the center so that the leaves do not fit tightly to the neck.
The last row should go slightly under the top row of candies.
Stage 4-final decoration
When the last row of leaves is glued, its edge is covered with a ribbon. You can also add bows, a soft toy, or small and light Christmas decorations (balloons, beads, rain…) to the composition at your discretion.
The Council. If you need to transport your original candy gifts for the New year 2021, you can wrap the composition with a transparent film, as in the photo on the right.
Also watch the video for another original version of creating a pineapple from candy and a bottle of champagne
Christmas tree toy
A ball of candy can become an original decoration of your Christmas tree, or an unusual gift for friends or relatives for the New year 2021.
To create such beauty, you will need:
- foam ball with a diameter of 7 cm. (about the size of an orange);
- candy 300-400 gr.;
- transparent fabric (organza or tulle);
- glue gun.
Stage 1-making blanks
At the preparatory stage, we need to:
- cut the transparent cloth into squares of 5-7 cm in size (depending on the size of the ball and the candies themselves).
- prepare candies, if they are “with tails”, by wrapping them and gluing them to the bottom;
- glue a cloth square to each candy, as in the photo.
Stage 2-attach everything to the ball
First, you need to make a loop for which the finished composition can be hung on a Christmas tree or just hold in your hands. To do this:
- cut a piece of satin ribbon of the desired length and tie a knot on the edge;
- we make a hole in the ball with scissors;
- apply glue to the edge of the knot and insert it into the hole, pressing down with the ends of the scissors.
Next, we apply glue to the fabric (already glued to the candy) and attach each such element to the ball. We start from the point opposite to the place where the loop is attached. The first candy is the Central one. Place the first row around it, and each subsequent one in a staggered order.
Stage 3-final decoration
When all the elements are glued to the ball, you should check the strength of the attachment again and add glue if one of the candies does not hold firmly enough.
Next, we proceed to decorate our composition. As a decoration, you can use:
- natural elements (fir twigs, small cones, etc.);
- ribbons that can be used to tie bows;
- ready-made decorative elements (various artificial twigs, flowers, miniature figures of birds or the symbol of 2021 – bull).
Another interesting idea for creating a sweet Christmas tree toy can be found in the master class (of course, the image should be noticed on a cheerful bull, because 2021 is a White Metal Bull):
Sweet Christmas wreath
You can make sweet gifts from your favorite sweets with your own hands not only for the New year 2021, but also for Christmas. An unusual accessory will become an exquisite decoration or gift and will delight not only with its beauty and originality of design, but also with the taste of your favorite yummy treats.
To implement the idea, we will need:
- base for a wreath (3 cm thick foam or Styrofoam);
- candies (about 300 gr.);
- small Christmas balls of 2 colors;
- Christmas beads;
- duct tape;
- glue gun.
Stage 1-preparatory stage
We cut out the base for a 5 cm thick wreath from Styrofoam (or PENOPLEX) :
- outer diameter-30 cm;
- inside – 20 cm.
We round the edges, as in the photo.
Stage 2-fixing the main elements
The wreath can be wrapped with foil (or any other shiny material). To do this, it is most convenient to use strips with a width of 10-15 cm. We fix the edges with a glue gun.
Next, we glue candies and colorful balls to the base in any order, as much as it will fit.
Stage 3-finishing decor
To complete the resulting composition, you can use:
- spruce twigs;
- shiny beads;
The Council. Small fir twigs can be inserted between candies and Christmas toys. This will give the wreath volume and make it more lush and green.
We also suggest you watch another interesting version of creating a Christmas wreath from sweets and try to implement the idea in parallel with watching the video.
New year’s bouquet
An original gift for your beloved girl or mother for the New year 2021 can be a bouquet of sweets made by your own hands. Creating such an unusual, but really luxurious gift is quite simple. To do this, we will need:
- candy (to your taste);
- corrugated paper;
- corrugated cardboard;
- cardboard sleeve for paper towels;
- foam 5 cm wide.
Stage 1-preparatory stage
A circle must be cut out of the corrugated cardboard:
- outer diameter-20 cm;
- internal – according to the size of the paper towel sleeve that you will use.
From the foam, we also cut out a circle with a diameter of 20 cm and give it a dome-shaped shape from the outside, as in the photo.
Next, we glue together the foam, cardboard circle and sleeve, as shown in the illustration, and let the glue dry.
When the structure dries, we apply glue to the entire surface of the domed foam element and cover it with colored paper, pressing it tightly along the edge.
The next stage is decorating the” legs ” of the bouquet. To do this, take the previously prepared green paper, cut out a rectangle measuring 65×19 cm from it and fold it with an accordion, slightly fixing it on one side.
Next, you need to glue the edge of the cap of our “fungus” and glue the paper, as in the photo, making a small protrusion (approximately 2 cm). The inner part is beautifully laid and fixed, and we also wrap paper of the same color around the leg.
Stage 2-fixing candies
On the basis we will fasten:
- Christmas tree branches made of green corrugated paper;
- miniature balloons;
- favorite candies.
Each candy must be pre-prepared. Glue to a wire base and wrap in a bright ribbon.
We put all the available elements in the first row in turn, the second row – without sweets, then – in the same order, until all the available space is filled.
The space between the elements can be filled with small spruce twigs, beads, bundles of tulle, ribbon bows or other decorative elements.
We also offer you a few more ideas for creating a sweet new year’s gift: