Friday, September 24, 2010

Candy Corn Wreath



I saw this idea in a magazine and knew I just had to replicate it. Other then taking a bit of time, it is super simple to make and I love how it turned out.
You start with a 16" Styrofoam wreath. I got mine at Michael's with a 40% off coupon which makes it $5.40



And black Duct Tape. You simply wrap the wreath with the duct tape making sure it overlaps and is fairly smooth. Then you simply start gluing your candy corns (I used Brach's but I am sure you can find a generic brand which would make the cost cheaper) on going in a reverse pattern for each row. I laid mine out first. It takes some extra time, but you'll get a better end result. Now I used about 2 1/2 bags only because I was trying to fish out the candy corns that had all three colors...if you don't care, you will definitely use less.


Then simply attach a nice silk ribbon I used 1 yard, about 1 1/2" wide, and I got at Hobby Lobby for $1.40. Tie a pretty bow and you have a gorgeous festive wreath to hang on your front door or anywhere you like.



All together I would say it cost me about $10.00.
Not too bad...plus I have the satisfaction of know I made it.
Love it!!!

27 comments:

sarahtuckett said...

Fantastic job..... I think it looks BETTER than the one in the magazine!

Melissa said...

You have read my mind! I was thinking of something like this the other day cause my daughter LOVES candy corn...and I thought, "there has to be a way to make a wreath out of candy corn" and you gave me my solution:) Great job!

Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

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Heap of Adventure said...

Your published! Great job! You are so talented! Glad your in the family!

Homer Family said...

So cute Jamie. I know all about glue gun burns this week. i made a fall wreath and my fingers got all burned up.

Missy said...

I love this! I could not make this. There would be no candy left! LOL
Love the Halloween decor!

Sue said...

WOW, it looks PERFECT! So festive too:)

Jaime said...

I can tell you were very maticulous putting those candies on there. SO cute!!

tami said...

I saw this in the magazine too and was going to try it, just haven't gotten around to it yet. I think yours looks better than theirs! Great job, now I am even more excited to get going!(found you on tatertots and jello btw)

Anna Campbell said...

Stay away from the generic corn! Use Brach's. The generic (which I tried to make this with) didn't look as nice and gave the wreath more of a cheap look. So i have to start all over. Great job yours looks fantastic!

Denise said...

Your wreath turned out great!

I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my PORCH AND GARDEN PARTY at firstadream.blogspot.com.

Lolly Jane said...

this is so cute! womens day mag? we did a candy corn tree from them, soo fun!

new follower (:

Burkulater said...

I saw this in Better Homes, I think. I wanted to try it but now that I see someone else has, I actually may! Fun with the kidlets!

Lori said...

How funny . . . We are related ~ I made one too. Isn't that funny? I'm going to cover mine with Modpodge stuff so that I can store it later.

Matt and Brianna said...

So cute! Reminds me of something my roommate made one time. She had a square vase and filled it 3/4 way with candy corns and put fake autumn looking flowers in it. So cute!!

Melissa said...

Just wanted to let you know I gave you a little award over at my blog:)

http://honeyscrap.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-love.html

Kim -today's creative blog said...

How fun! It looks great!
Thank you for linking to GEt Your Craft On. Please remember to link back to TCB.

Melissa said...

I LOVE candy corn!!! I want one of these so bad! Great job. Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tell All.

tammy said...

Very cute. A candy corn topiary would be fun to go with it. Great job.

Ellen said...

I LOVE IT! I am all about the candy corn colors this year, and I linked you in my post today. You should totally be tickled when you see this - its very fulfilling to do it yourself, isn't it?

Allie said...

So, how many bags did you end up eating while you made it? :) Looks super fab!
Thanks for linking up to the Making It With Allie Link party! I hope to see you again next week!
Alliemakes.blogspot.com

Annie said...

I found your link through google and wanted to thank you for posting the tutorial! Here's my wreath that I made over the weekend
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chloechoo/5054483042/

Kelly said...

I made a couple for my double front doors and they turned out so cute. I sprayed them with a sealer because here in So. California we have crap load of ants and I was hoping to keep them out. They were doing great in our warm dry weather, but then a few days ago, the weather changed and its cool and rainy. And my adorable wreaths are dripping sugary liquid all down my door and the ants are having a heyday!! Sadly, I couldn't take it anymore and I tossed the wreaths and scrubbed down the doors....sigh...they were so cute while they lasted. I'm going to try to find plastic candy corns and make them again next year!

Sarah said...

Hi! I love this craft and I featured it on my blog, Tastefully Crafted. Great job!

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Anonymous said...

Your wreath looks great. Please credit Woman's Day magazine, which came up with the idea—you can see the original here: http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Family-Lifestyle/Holidays/Halloween-Craft-Candy-Corn-Wreath.html