Why just fill a mug with candy, when you can decorate it, too? Perfect for the office, get-well wishes, or just about any occasion you can think of, this dollar store mug will lift many a spirit! Use tacky craft glue to attach the foam ball to the mug, so that when the candy is gone, a hot soapy wash will prepare the mug for its proper use!
For each mug you will need
1 foam ball (large enough to sit on top of the mug)
wrapped candy (enough to cover exposed foam base)
ball-headed straight pins, the longer kind* **
wide ribbon, for bow
cardstock, tacky craft glue, scissors
Make sure the foam ball sits on top of the mug before you begin. If it does not, choose a larger size ball. With tacky craft glue, glue the foam ball to the mug; allow to dry thoroughly. With the straight pins, begin pinning the first row of candy to the foam ball around the top of the mug, starting and ending near the handle.
You may have to space, or crowd, your candy pieces, depending how you want the finished mug to look. Continue pinning candy in the same manner, row by row, until you have entirely covered the foam ball. The wrappers will also help hide any empty areas. Do not use glue when you pin the candy--without glue, the candy is esier to remove by simply pulling out the pin. When you get near the top of the foam ball, move the candy from side to side to see where you need to pin any other pieces. Tie a big ribbon bow around the handle and add a tag cut from computer printed cardstock.
* Shorter pins will not hold the candy in place.
** Because the candy is attached to the foam ball with straight pins, we do not recommend giving this gift to children!
Sources: Mug, Candy, Ribbon; Dollar Tree
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