Christmas candyland – The making of..

Hello all!

If you’ve been following my work or actually just visited the home page of this site, there’s a good chance you have seen my previous candyland photos. If not here’s another look:

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The above one was actually candyland number one. I was pretty happy with it, although it didn’t turn out exactly how I imagined, which is what lead me to Candyland number 2, the candy palace!

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The second candyland took much longer and was generally a little larger, taking up our dining table (much to my family’s annoyance, we couldn’t have anyone to dinner for months..) It also consisted of more sweets (£9’s worth of pick n’ mix!), and more planning of the buildings and candy gardens.

So why a third one? Well my love for all things sweet based hasn’t dampened and my desire to live in a world full of just sweets is still one of my dreams. For that reason, and the fact that I have a few christmas craft fairs coming up was enough motivation for me to make a christmas candyland! The plan was to make a christmas candyland to photograph and put on cards for the fairs, hence why I’ve started a few months away from christmas to give myself enough time for all the making involved.

Anyway that’s enough natter from me, here’s some sneaky photos I took (on my phone, so apologises for naff quality, the final pictures will be very sharp!) while crafting the different parts of the town.

 

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This is the basic net of the gingerbread house, which will be a focal point of the town. 

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The basic gingerbread house shape (without roof)

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I used a glue gun to make a window frame then painted them an icing pink colour.

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I also put the hot glue around the roof edge to make these icicles then painted them white. (I did get burnt a few times from the dripping hot glue!)

 

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Here I’m making the components of the candy train, beside me are references of christmas trains.

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Gingerbread house and candy train so far!

 

So that’s where I’ve got to so far! Other things I’ll be adding in christmas candyland are:

  • A big christmas tree
  • A sweet merry-go-round
  • more gingerbread houses
  • Snow!

For more updates on candyland please follow on Twitter @bnetleyphoto and keep an eye on my facebook page too!

Craft fair dates to follow!

Thanks for reading!

Becky x