Dots Wreath

Our family loves the candy Dots. MM loves them, I love them, Frog loves them… Monkey hasn’t tried any yet, but he’s played with empty boxes, and he seems to like those.  They are perfect snack candy, and I love that our Target sells the nice sized movie theater boxes for $1.

My Mom Made That: Dots Wreath

Last year around Christmas when I first found Pinterest, I noticed a number of wreaths were made from candies, such as starlight mints.  Well, the next time I was munching on a few Dots, I got the idea that our family needed a Dots wreath.  I got to working on it, using the original, translucent Dots.  It was lovely and I hung it on our back door.  I left it up for about 3 months.  Frog was very proud of it too, when friends came over, he’s show it to them and say, “See that wreath, it’s made out of Dots.  My mom made that.  Isn’t it cool?”

Well, one day, the door was slammed too hard, and the wreath fell, and shattered.  Really shattered, and unfortunately, it couldn’t be put back together.  (This was the second wreath of mine that was destroyed.  I seem to have bad luck!)  I told MM that I’d make another one when I got the chance.

Last week I was in Target looking in the Easter aisle, and I saw Easter Dots.  I grabbed a box for me and MM, and headed home.  I opened it in the car on the way home– just for quality control purposes!  When I looked at the Dots, I fell in love.  They were gorgeous.  Rich, vibrant, opaque colors.  There was this lovely blue color in the mix.  I knew I was going to remake my Dots wreath.

Luckily, I had a spare wreath form lying around the house, and I wrapped it in yellow grosgrain ribbon.  I like making sure that even the back of my wreaths are pretty!

My Mom Made That: Dots Wreath

Now, I didn’t use a glue gun for this project. I tried it with the last wreath and learned two things. 1) Those long spider-webby glue gun strings stick horribly to Dots candy; 2) You can’t easily reposition Dots after placing them with a glue gun. Instead of my glue gun I used dressmaker’s pins.  You stick the head of each pin into the back of the dot, and then it works like a pushpin that you stick into the wreath form.  This allows for great repositioning.  Dots are very soft, so it’s very easy to stick the small head of a dressmaker’s pin into the candy.

My Mom Made That: Dots Wreath

It took about 2 hours, 12 boxes of Easter Dots, and 2 packages of straight pins to make the wreath. (In case you’d like to make one for yourself.) I bought 14 boxes of Dots to make sure that I had enough. Interestingly I learned through this project that the Red Easter Dots were the most common color in the boxes. By the time I opened the seventh box, I had lots of extra red ones.  Don’t worry, no Dots were wasted in the making of this project!  They were enjoyed by everyone though.

Once I finished, I sealed the Dots with a spray sealer and looped a piece of aqua grosgrain ribbon around the wreath. It’s a heavy wreath too with all of those Dots, but I love the color choices. I actually think that it looks more like a Spring/Summer wreath with its vibrant colors, so I think it will be hanging on my backdoor for a while.My Mom Made That: Dots Wreath

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  1. What a fun wreath! I love how colorful it is – perfect for spring or summer! It’s always a bummer when the wreaths coming crashing to the ground, but I suppose it gives us an opportunity to update and play a bit more. 🙂 So glad to hear that no Dots were wasted in this project. What a fun post!
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  2. So cute!! I love all of the bright colors!
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  3. Cute wreath! The colors are so bright and they’re just perfect for spring. Those dots work out so well since they’re flat on the bottom, don’t they? This would be adorable for a Candy Land birthday party.

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  4. What a cute wreath! I love the bright colors. I love how you attached the Dots to the wreath. I really don’t like working with hot glue so any other way is great to me.
    Thanks so much for linking up at my Real Family Fun link party.
    Take care,
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  5. Super cute! :*)
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  6. Cute wreath! I’ve seen crafts with peppermints, skittles, m&m, etc, but never Dots! Cool!

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  7. This is SO CUTE!!! I love the bright colors – what a great idea!

    ~Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.
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  8. What an adorable wreath! I agree, it would be great for summer too. I love the vibrant colors, it would brighten up my day looking at it.
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    • Thanks so much. I thought these colors were more late-spring/summer than Easter, but I sure do like them! 🙂 Glad you stopped by!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and your compliment. It does brighten up my day coming home to see it on the door, but then I LOVE wreaths. I have a slight problem with liking them so much!

  9. Oh, My!! This is ADORABLE. I love the colors!! I know our readers will enjoy your perspective, too. We have a Thursday (today) Link Up Party at and I’m sure our readers would love these tips, too!! We hope to see you there!! We are your newest Like!!
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  10. I’m sorry I can’t find you on FB. Maybe I’m doing something wrong. Tossed Salad Life ?
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  11. I love this wreath. So colorful!
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  12. That is so cute! I’d so be worried that I’d be walking by and plucking one off to eat … lol.

    Stopping by from Pin Me.

    Alexis from Running Away? I’ll Help You Pack!
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  13. Hi Emily…just pinned this wreath unto my Amazing Wreaths board! Thank You for sharing…I came over from Diana Rambles Pin Me Party! Have a great weekend!
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  14. This is absolutely incredible!!! You did a fantastic job!!! Stopping by from the pin me linky party! Tina

  15. This wreath makes me so happy (and a little hungry 🙂 )! I love the bright colors. Perfect for Spring. Thanks for linking up! Is it ok if I share it on my Facebook and Twitter?

    -Missy @ So You Think You’re Crafty
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  16. Thank you for joining our All Things Thursday Link-Up this week!! We looved your post and are featuring it in this week’s round-up of favorites at All Things Thursday Link-Up {No. 15} Featured Favorites 🙂
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  17. This is so beautiful! I love all the color! Thanks for linking it up to Monday Funday!
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  18. Oh, I love your adorable wreath! It is so colorful and creative. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share with us. Your newest follower, too! 🙂


  19. How cute!! I love a hot glue gun project:)
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  20. not only cute but looks yummy
    Desiree @ YourCraftyFriend

  21. This is really cute! I love the bright colors for spring! I found you at Making the World Cuter– thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)
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  22. WOW!!! I love it! I love the bright colors, so cheerful!
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  23. So cute!!!

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  24. Oh my goodness! This is such a fun wreath! Love it! Just pinned 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  25. I LOVE this!!! The colors are just fabulous!

  26. So fun!! I love it!!
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner, you were featured this week 🙂
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  27. What a fun wreath! I love the color of those Easter Dots, and using pins is a BRILLIANT idea! So much easier than glue I bet! I’m pinning this, thanks so much for sharing it at my party!
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  28. I just love your wreath!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!
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  29. How fun! This turned out great!

  30. Oh, I am totally pinning this. GORGEOUS! You are a talented lady.
    Would you please stop by my blog hop this Wednesday and add it? I would love that.
    It is Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop at Ducks ‘n a Row (head-start post time is Tuesday evening at 7pm EDT).

    I’ll be looking for you.
    Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row
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    • I have been busy with my “real” job, so I haven’t gotten a chance to check out your party, but I will be checking it out today. Thanks for stopping by and the invitation!


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