Not my idea or photos… but to cute not to share .. http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com
Next up, working with the actual candy corn. I’ve seen candy corn wreaths for a while now and finally tried my own. Again, ridiculous easy.
I started with a dollar store wreath and a bag of candy corn:
I needed something black to wrap the wreath with, so I just used black crepe paper. Anything would do – fabric, ribbon, even tape:
For the first row, I laid the candies out to check spacing, and then glued them on with my glue gun:
But after that I just glued them on, without checking spacing first.
And I glued. Annnnnnd glued. 🙂
I did a three rows on the front and then realized I wasn’t crazy about so much black showing through, so I just kept gluing:
(I apologize for the awful photos – the dark is sneaking up on me lately and I’m losing my picture taking light much sooner than usual!!)
The front is a couple layers deep, the sides have one layer. The second layer of corns on top were just placed to cover the black that was peeking through. It went MUCH faster than I thought it would – you’d think it would take forever and it didn’t. You just put a line of hot glue on there, then plop them on in a row, over and over. And over. 😉
Lots of repeating on these crafts. Wrapping, gluing and plopping.
But this is another mindless one that is fun and goes really fast – the perfect craft in my eyes!!
I hung it with more crepe paper on the kitchen window, then added my Ball jars to the window sill filled with more candy corn:
Again with the LED lights plopped inside. You can find them just about anywhere, but I get mine super cheap at the Dollar Tree. I like to have a bunch on hand, especially this time of year!
I love decorating with candy corn – it is so FESTIVE! 🙂 And there’s no danger of me eating them – I don’t care for the stuff. Crafting with it – love. Eating it – yuck. 😉
Now if I was crafting with Chunky Bars, we’d be in trouble.
The wreath was a whopping $4 to create. I have no idea if it will hold up, so the cheap aspect is a good thing. 😉 I will spray it with a sealer of some kind and store it in a Ziploc bag and see how it turns out. We may have a fun science experiment come next fall. 😉
But for now, the kitchen window is ready for fall!:
I love that candy corn is a little bit fall, a lot Halloween – so it “works” for the next couple of months. So FUN!
You can see more of these great projects at http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com she does some great things!!