Thursday, October 7, 2010

Candy Corn Wreath

Not long ago, instead of skimming the celebrity gossip magazines while I waited in line at the grocery store (like I usually do), I grabbed the Woman's Day magazine. It had this on the cover:

I was intrigued. I had to try it! I followed the tutorial and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Plus it was super easy!

Some tips if you're gonna try this too:

The straw wreath is about $3 cheaper than a Styrofoam one and you're just going to wrap it in duct tape anyway. I left the plastic on as well so I didn't have to deal with all the little straw bits making a mess.

I used a large dinner plate and a white sewing pencil to trace a circle onto my taped wreath so I'd have a guide for my first row of candy. And that row served as a guide for the other rows. Worked pretty well!

Make sure you give it lots of coats of protective spray since humidity can do bad things to candy corn!!

I used two bags of candy and it only took me a little over an hour to complete this. Which was good because I was prepared for an all-nighter of gluing candy. But I still had plenty of time for some Lifetime and hot chocolate!

Now I just have to deal with a 4 year old that 's going to want to eat the wreath when he sees it!

Happy Halloween!


  1. I love everything candycorn!! You did an awesome job!!

  2. Sweet. Hope the ants don't reach them.

  3. I couldn't resist either so I made mine and... well... apparently this is not a front door wreath for Florida. Mine melted all over the front door. :(