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Candy Corn Wreath

09/25/2011

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This is what happens when you have the crafty gene and no job. You buy candy corns, a wreath and ribbon and make a candy corn wreath. I mean, who wouldn’t do that??!

I love this time of year. I love the cooler weather, the leaves turning, the fall baking, sweaters and scarves and blankets, hot cocoa with my lovey, the holidays and all of the fun holiday decorating you get to do. My mama always said that I was her fall baby—maybe my birthday being in the fall has something to do with that, or maybe because I just love fall so much.

I come across a project that had beans in it and figure I will do that one. And then I remember when Woman’s Day did a candy corn wreath. I think it was last year—I remember oohing and aahing over it at the store and hubs ushering me along and patting me on the head. Candy corn would never have made it in the hot Vegas weather. But here…oh here it will definitely work.

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So I marched myself to Walmart to get the needed supplies. First thing I needed was a wreath. Yep…what you see in the pictures is a solid rectangle. That is just one of the joys of small town living—not one of the six stores that I went to had a round wreath. Not one of them. Fun.

So, I got the rectangle. I used a magazine to mark my borders. I lined up candy corns to make sure that I could get the same amount on all sides. It was a long piece, so I also cut a big chunk of styrofoam off of the bottom. I just made sure that it was the same as the top—I am pretty sure that the edges were right at 2 inches. I scored it with the knife and then cut it all the way through. Cutting styrofoam is one of  those things you should do outside—it gets everywhere!!

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I had the hole cut and now it was time to wrap. I wrapped the whole thing in black duck tape. You don’t have to worry about the tape being perfect because the candy corns will cover all of it up.

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I lined up the candy corns before I started to glue. I just wanted make sure that they would all fit and I wouldn’t have a hole at the end. I did the front, and then went to work on the insides. I kept with the same pattern all the way around and on the outside. I did the outer sides and top, but left the bottom blank. I didn’t feel like it needed candy. I used a black satin ribbon to make a bow and it was ready to hang!

 

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This is super cute and beyond easy to make. All you need is some time, candy and a glue gun. I am glad that I did the rectangle because I really like the way it turned out. This is an adorable idea for a Halloween decoration. I am gonna keep it on the inside of the door for awhile and pop it outside closer to the end of October. It would even be cute to do with the harvest corn, reindeer corn and the valentine corn. Maybe those will be worked up in the coming months! Happy crafting! Enjoy!!

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Meg

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