Step 1

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Break Out the Paint

Paint the wood circle with an even coat of white paint. Wait for the paint to dry. Then apply another coat if necessary.

Step 2

Measure and Mark

Measure the circumference of the circle. Divide it by five, so that you will be able to get 5 equal sections. For example, since our circle has a circumference of 25 inches, we will have five 5-inch wedges. Then measure the diameter of the circle and mark the midpoint. Our circle is 8 inches in diameter, so the midpoint is 4 inches.

Measure and mark for the wedges all the way around the circumference of the circle. Use a pencil to draw a curved line that starts at one of the marks you made at the circumference and ends at the midpoint. Do this all the way around the circle.

Measure the circumference of the circle. Divide it by five, so that you will be able to get 5 equal sections. For example, since our circle has a circumference of 25 inches, we will have five 5-inch wedges.
Measure the circumference of the circle. Divide it by five, so that you will be able to get 5 equal sections. For example, since our circle has a circumference of 25 inches, we will have five 5-inch wedges.
Measure the circumference of the circle. Divide it by five, so that you will be able to get 5 equal sections. For example, since our circle has a circumference of 25 inches, we will have five 5-inch wedges.

Step 3

Add More Swirls and Paint

Use a tape measure to mark the midpoint between each curved section, all the way around the circumference of the circle. For our circle, the curved lines are 5 inches apart, so the midpoint would be 2-1/2 inches. (Doing it in this order makes it less confusing, because you’ll have fewer marks to keep track of.)

When all the tick marks have been created, draw a curved line that follows the same curvature as the other lines, in toward the center of the circle.

Paint every other wedge in red. Let the paint dry. Then apply another coat.

Step 4

Cut and Secure Celophane

When the paint is dry, cut a piece of cellophane that is wide enough to completely cover the front and back of the circle, and leave several additional inches on each side.

Flip the circle over, and fold both sides of the cellophane over the back. Flip it back over, and tighten the wrapper around the circle with your hand. Secure with string and cut off the excess string.

Pro Tip

Cut off the excess cellophane to make it proportional in size to the candy circle, and your candy decor is ready to be displayed.

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