Because life is always changing and therefore our needs change, I like to repurpose things in our home. The sideboard in my dining room was once used as a dresser in the master bedroom at our previous home. Our old TV armoire now serves as a place to store our outdoor plates and serving pieces on our sunporch.
When you love something, it is hard to get rid of it. Even candy! That’s what I was thinking as I looked at the leftover Easter candy in the glass dishes around my house…what do I do with it now that Easter is behind us?
Well, I repurposed it into these adorable candy umbrellas!
1. Trace and cut a circle onto a piece of card stock.
2. Fold the circle in half.
3. Fold it in half again.
4. Cut out one quarter of the circle.
5. Then overlap the edges and wrap it around to make a cone shape.
Secure it together with glue dots.
6. Fill it with the candy.
7. Place an old fashioned candy stick in the middle.
(I found it easier to balance mine by placing it in a glass as I filled it.)
8. Wrap a square of white tulle around it and tie with a ribbon.
9. Cut a handle out of card stock and attach it with glue dots.
There it is…a candy umbrella! My youngest daughter was so excited to take one to her teacher. Hopefully, she didn’t realize it was “repurposed” candy!
And look…the candy bowl is almost empty!