Candy Corn Wreath


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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.


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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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #55

Before I get started with today's features, I just wanted to remind you about our Artsy Corner link party that we have going on. Would love to see what you've been up to! Link up here.


This week I'm sharing some adorable Halloween favors that I've recently added to my Pinterest boards:

{Source: Pin via Craft-O-Maniac}

{Source: Pin via Plumberry Pie}

{Source: Pin via The Autocrat}

{Source: Pin via Bird's Party Blog}

{Source: Pin via Lil Blue Boo}

{Source: Pin via Favorites and Things}

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Monster Cookies


These guys turned out MUCH cuter than I had planned. Love when that happens!

When it's not Halloween time, we usually call these "Chinese Cookies". They are one of the easiest and quickest treats to make, and they last just about as long. I will usually find that my husband will hide his own stash of these in another fridge so no one else can have any... and with only 3 ingredients, it's easy enough to make my own stash to hide!! It's also a great recipe to let the kids help with.


Monster Cookies

11 ounce bag Butterscotch Chips
11 ounce bag Chocolate Chips
12 ounce bag Chow Mein Noodles

  1. Melt butterscotch and chocolate chips. I prefer to melt them in a double broiler, but my husband is a pro at successfully melting chocolate in the microwave. Melt at 30 second-1 minute increments.
  2. Once melted, stir and mix well.
  3. Pour in chow mein noodles and carefully stir until all the noodles are evenly covered.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. You will need quite a few pans {we used about 4}.
  5. *Optional*: to create "monsters", top cookies with sugar eyes. If cookies have cooled, you could add a drop of melted chocolate on the back of the eye to attach to the cookies.
  6. Place in refrigerator or freezer to set chocolate and to store. You could keep the cookies out to store, but they tend to warm up really fast and then you'll have a delicious mess on your hands.
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Little Red Riding Hood

My daughter's Halloween costume is finally finished!! I am She is so excited to show it off!


Obviously, she is going to be Little Red Riding Hood this year. She also likes to tell everyone we see {including the employees at every store we go to} that "mama is going to be grandma, and daddy is going to be THE BIG, BAD WOLF"! {She says the "big bad wolf" part very convincingly.} We're going to have to get a little more creative for those costumes!


The dress was made with the Chloe dress pattern from Whimsy Couture.
I used red gingham fabric, red polka dot fabric, and basic white for the ruffle, straps and bottoms of the skirts.

I love that pattern, it's so doable {that means a lot coming from me!}, and I love how versatile it is.
You can see my summer dress version here.


We made the hooded cape using McCall's cape pattern {number M2854} and used a basic red cotton fabric.

The basket was found at the thrift store. All we needed was a white shirt, tights and Grandma bought her some "parkly" red shoes to complete the outfit! Tied in some red ribbon in her hair, and now she's good to go!


This picture is one of my favorites. She looks more mischievous than the wolf!!

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Artsy-Corner Thursday Link Party #5

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Welcome to the Artsy Corner link party! I hope you all are ready to link up what you've been working on!
Thanks to all those who linked up last week, there were so many fun posts to look through!
You are all awesome and so inspiring.


First, here are a few of my favorites from last week's party:

Super Easy Shoe Refashion by Leafy Not Beefy

Disappearing Cookies by Redfly Creations

Fall Orange Burlap Wreath by Raggedy Creek Creations

MilPrincess Crochet Hat by Navy Wifey Peters

Toddler Stool to Sophisticated Stool by The DIY Dreamer

Please grab a featured button and see more features over at Cox's Corner!

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Link up your recipes, crafts, ideas, projects or fun posts to share!

A few rules:
  • Please follow both of your hosts, Artsy-Fartsy Mama and Cox's Corner
  • Link to a specific post {not your home page, no giveaways, link parties, or shops please}
  • Link up to 3 links. Please share your own projects, not someone else's.
  • Visit other links and leave some comment love {because we all love comments!}
  • Post our party button {the code is below} anywhere on your blog

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Come back to see if you've been featured next week {there will be features on both blogs}!

Easy DIY Halloween Decor

Remember my cute Fall Mini Stacker? Well, I also made a super cute Halloween Mini Stacker!


I absolutely love this set, and it's one of my favorite pieces of my Halloween decor!
I didn't take step-by-step photos of the process because it's pretty easy.

I can explain it though for those of you who would like to make one:
  1. Purchase a Mini Halloween Stacker kit from Fab Decor.
  2. Paint your blocks. You can paint them whatever color you want - I used black, Sour Apple green, and Dioxazine Purple. Let dry completely.
  3. Paint on a thick coat of silver FolkArt Extreme Glitter paint. Love that stuff! Let dry completely. Not kidding this time.
  4. Sand all the edges and corners for a distressed look.
  5. Apply vinyl pieces.
  6. Optional - attach tulle and/or ribbon around the set like FablifyIt did. So cute!

I also put together this fun Trick or Treat block set!


Similar steps as the Halloween Mini Stacker... Just bigger!
  1. Purchase the Trick or Treat kit from Fab Decor.
  2. Paint blocks your favorite Halloween color. Purple, orange or even white would be cute! The possibilities for customizing are endless, and that's one thing I love about these kits!
  3. Let paint dry, then add a thick coat of silver FolkArt Extreme Glitter paint.
  4. Sand edges and corners.
  5. Apply vinyl.
  6. Optional - Add tulle and/or ribbon as seen here at FablifyIt.

If for some reason you can't or don't want to make these on your own,
you can also purchase the finished sets at Fab Decor!

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**I received the unfinished Halloween Mini Stacker and Trick or Treat Craft Kit from FabDecor.com for this review/project series. All opinions are my own.**

{Giveaway} Franks with Frankenstein

**UPDATE: Unfortunately, this event at Thanksgiving Point has been cancelled.
So sorry!!**

One of my favorite things about Halloween season is seeing how many fun family-oriented activities there are! One problem we usually find is that some of those activities are still even a little too scary for a two-year-old. Sure, we do corn mazes, go to pumpkin patches, etc, but sometimes you just want to find something different to do.

This year, Thanksgiving Point is starting a new Halloween family event happening this weekend called:
Enjoy an early Halloween dinner with our favorite monster, Frankenstein and some of his pals. See live creepy crawlies from the Bean Museum while feasting on “frank” hot dogs and other haunted treats.
 Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume or come dressed in a theme with your family. Best themed family costume wins a prize! Please keep costumes family friendly. Also, enjoy having something spooky made by our spectacular balloon artist Jeremy Telford with Balloon Guy Entertainment. Don’t miss out on taking a photo next to the life-size balloon sculpture of Frankenstein. 
Finally, stop by to witness some electrifying experiments after you've made your very own creepy craft to take home. This is your one chance to see the Show Barn transformed into a Halloween laboratory for a night of fun with Frankenstein!
Food, fun, family and crafts?!! My family is beyond excited to go! It will be so much fun and hopefully it will become an annual tradition. You can read more about the details for Franks with Frankenstein here.

Thanksgiving Point is also offering one of my Utah readers {or if you plan on being in Utah this weekend}
5 Tickets to Franks with Frankenstein!

Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #54

Before I get started with today's features, I just wanted to remind you about our Artsy Corner link party that we have going on. Would love to see what you've been up to! Link up here.


This week I'm sharing some fun, FREE Halloween printables that I've recently added to my Pinterest boards:

{Source: Pin via The Purple Pumpkin}

{Source: Pin via Crystal & Co.}

{Source: Pin via vixenMade}

{Source: Pin via Mr. Printables}

{Source: Pin via Our Thrifty Ideas}

See you next week for more Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff!

Be sure to grab a button if you were featured! You deserve it!

Follow Me on Pinterest
Follow my boards if you want. Or not.
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