Candy Corn Wreath


Candy Corn Wreath at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween #wreath

I love everything about this wreath. It only cost me $3 and really adds to my Halloween decor! Not to mention it only took me about 45 minutes, and we have some extra candy corn to eat.


Candy Corn Wreath at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween #wreath

Supplies:
Candy Corn: a 1 lb - 21 oz bag should work fine {$1.98 at Walmart for 21 oz bag}
Wreath Form: I used a 12 inch form {$1.00 at Dollar Tree}
Acrylic Paint: I used Americana Bright Orange. Black would work fine, too {Already had some paint on hand}

Total Project Cost: $2.98


Candy Corn Wreath at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween #wreath

Paint the wreath form. One coat should be fine. This will help to camouflage any spaces you have between candy corns. DO NOT SPRAY PAINT. Spray paint will melt the styrofoam.

Candy Corn Wreath at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween #wreath

Glue candy corns on, one at a time. Start in the middle and try to use the better looking ones. Put broken or otherwise odd candy corns in a bowl to eat later. I started by gluing the first row of candy corns all facing the same direction. Start the next row going in the opposite direction. They won't always line up perfectly, so just try to align them the best you can. Once you're done, you won't notice the imperfections anyway.

Candy Corn Wreath at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween #wreath

Repeat the gluing pattern until the entire front, outside, and inside of the wreath is covered in candy corn. It helped to use broken candy corns on the inside and outside to fill in larger gaps that were too small for a full candy corn. No one will see those anyway, right?

Wrap some tulle around the wreath and tie a bow at the top. You can use this to hang your wreath or to just use as decoration.

Candy Corn Wreath Fail at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween #wreath

A word of warning:
Apparently paint, glue, and candy corn can make a wreath pretty fragile...
I had my wreath out for display on my mantel and it jumped off in the middle of the night. Oops.

To prevent your wreath from suffering the same fate, keep it in a stable place or hang it on the wall with a secure hanger! I cried a little inside when I woke up to see this, but it is easy enough to remake that I'm not too traumatized.

Also, this wreath is not recommended for outside use or to be placed near hot temperatures. The candy corns will melt, and no one wants to deal with that mess.

I hope you all have a fantastic Halloween!

14 comments:

  1. This is too cute! (sorry about the broken one)

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  2. Oh no that last photo is so sad! I love the way the wreath turned out! However I think my kids would destroy it trying to eat the candy. ha,ha

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  3. Love this wreath and sorry it broke! Your newest follower from the CHQ blog hop. Love your blog
    ~Erin from http://kaminskiscreations.blogspot.com/

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  4. What a cute wreath..sorry it leapt to it's death! :(

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  5. It's beautiful!!! OUPS!!!! You'll know for next time :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  6. Hi there! I just found you on DIY Dreamer. This is a great idea. I would LOVE for you to come link up to my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-6.html

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily

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  7. No what a shame it looked so good ! Can you make it using card wreath ? Stopping by from happy hour

    http://charliesandharrysdaddy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. So sad it broke because it was super cute! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ blog hop! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

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  9. Love the wreath! Next time you might try gluing the foam wreath to a circle of cardboard. Would stabilize it somewhat. Could even paint it orange to match the styrafoam ring. (I made a fall floral wreath on a foam ring once that broke after a few year's use. This hint saved the day. And I'm still using the wreath, 25 years later!)

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  10. I made one last year, (and sprayed it with sealer.) However, the warm So. California days caused it to liquify and melt into drippy sugar syrup, which the ants then had a field day with. So much regret....

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  11. Hi Lindsay,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of scrap fabric crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/homemade-fall-wreaths/

    Have a great day!

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  12. Spray paint melts Styrofoam. Try wrapping the wreath with orange paper twist or inexpensive wide ribbon. I learned this the hard way once too. Love the idea but this one wouldn't work for my girlfriends daycare. I think the kids might try to eat it!

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  13. Oh and the clear coat wont melt the styro foam because its already covered in paint. and candy! lol

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