First of all, thank you for the lovely comments on our deck! You all are the sweetest!! We are just so pleased with how it turned out.
Sooo, last week I was trying to get some crafty mojo going up in here. (That would be up in hea if you’re hip. I’m not.) I had a GREAT Halloween craft in mind, and I got all the way to the end…and it was just, well.
Since I had all the supplies for it, I wanted to reuse them somehow. So I took it all apart and I have a plan in mind for all the parts. (And yes, I’ll show you the unfortunate craft soon.)
I had three Styrofoam cones to reuse, and after a few days, I finally came up with an idea. I got some yellow, orange and white yarn at Wally World and started wrapping, and wrapping:
(The black on the cone is part of the unfortunate craft. Please ignore. Not needed.)
I didn’t use any glue – just wrapped. And wrapped. ;)
You see where I’m going with the yellow, orange and white – especially if you read the title of this post. I’m not so good at the teasers.
I ended up with some big yarny candy (I almost wrote carny – that would be a whole different craft!) corns!:
They were so easy it was just silly – just time consuming. But because I just wrapped (and wrapped) willy nilly, it was a great project to do while sitting in front of the tube watching the new fall shows.
I just tucked the end of each strand into the back of the cone. Easy peasy! I think they’d be a fun craft for kids – maybe with big chunky yarn?
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!
Got any candy corn crafts? I just think they are the cutest! Do share! (And link to them in your comment if you’d like!) Have you started your fall decorating? I plan to work on it this weekend – can’t wait! :)