Monday, October 4, 2010

Candy Corn Wreath Tutorial


Candy Corn is to Halloween like Santa is to Christmas!  You have to experience candy corn or Halloween just isn't Halloween!  Not only is candy corn yummy to eat, it's colors are some of my most favorite!  I wanted to do something with candy corns and a Candy Corn Wreath is what I got!

I didn't want to have to spend any money either, so I rummaged around in my craft closet and wood supplies.  After some searching, I found all of this!

I cut out the candy corns on masonite board using a band saw.  If you don't have the wood or tools to cut wood, you can use the foamy paper stuff...any color will do because we are going to cover it with CUTE candy cornish paper!  I made a candy corn shape template, traced it onto my different paper color choices and cut them out.  I distressed the edges with an orange colored ink.

Now, glue them onto the wood.  I just used a glue stick but Mod Podge works great too.



Once all candy corns are completed, pull out the hot glue gun!  Now, glue all those bad boys to a wreath.  I am sure a foam wreath will work well.  Like I said, I just used what I had in my closet!


I found a piece of fall garland that was the perfect length.  Seriously, how lucky can one get?  I made a circle out of the garland and placed the wreath on top, pulling the stems through to make it look full.


To fill in the gaps, cut six or more long pieces of coordinating fabric.  Wrap them around the garland and wreath.  Not only does this fill in the gaps, but it hides the wire on the wreath.  It was still looking kind of blah in the center and this cream paper with black flowers gave it just the kick it needed.  I cut a circle and glued it to the back of the wreath.

Just like that....that's what the back looks like.






Now, put up your candy corn wreath and enjoy the Spirit of Halloween!

23 comments:

ANKH said...

That is so cool. I love the look of candy corn more than I like eating it. (I have to be in the mood for it.) I love that you used things you already had, too! :)

sue said...

This is cool, I alos love candy corn. Can you tell me when to find your candy corn template? Thanks
sue.vonk@gmail.com

Kelli said...

You have a very cute blog! I too love candy corn and I think the candy corn wreath is adorable!! Thanks for sharing great halloween decorating tips!

Kelli
xoxo
loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

Codi said...

This is darling! Halloween is my favorite and you have such fun things on here.

Debbie said...

Stunning! Now I know why I didn't get any of the craft genes, lol. Amazed at how you utilized your closet of awesomeness to create such a unique and awesome wreath. Thanks for the tutorial!

Abby said...

I seriously love this! It's SO refreshing to see something so unique and beautiful! Great job on this one!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

This is really cute! I love candy corn too. Thanks for the great how-to.

An Experiment in Happiness said...

This is awesome! I saw this and fell in love. I had to tell you how great it was! I am your new follower.
~Jessica
www.myhappinessexperiment.blogspot.com

Sky said...

I just love this! Great style and papers and creativity- thanks for sharing! :) This is my first stop at your blog and it is so cute!!

Desi said...

Seriously clever and unique!!!! I really like this idea a lot. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.
Desi

** Adrian ** said...

This is the cutest wreath... EVER!! You are so creative!!

Amanda said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!!

Lindsay said...

what a super cute wreath! I love it! I'm featuring you on Sunday over at ThatVillageHouse.blogspot.com. Come on over and grab a button!

Envy My Cooking said...

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Alison said...

This is SOOO stinkin' cute! I love candy corn! LOVE all of your fun ideas!

~Alison

Erin said...

This is my favorite candy corn project yet!!!! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about it. The paper you chose was just perfect!

Alison said...

I adore this project! I featured it on my blog today:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/10/wednesdays-wowzers-creativity-is-oozing.html

Thanks for sharing... beautiful work!
~Alison

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

I am having the GREAT DEBATE about candy corn at my blog....Did you know the orange is first than yellow? Yeah, I know..PURE madness! I love the way you did it (did it myself) and someone was "polite" enough to leave me an annoymous comment about it! Just wanted to let you know...POWER TO THE BACKWARDS CANDY CORN!

Julie McRae said...

I am so totally laughing at myself! I have eaten candy corn my whole life! You would think I would know the correct order!! Oh well...I agree! Power to the backwards candy corn!!!

Robyn said...

Can you tell me the dimensions of what you used? Specifically the wreath and the candy corn? I like how yours came together and would like to try one, but I want to have some sort of an idea of sizes. Thanks!

Julie the Cupcake Girl said...

Robyn, My wreath is a 12 inch wreath from the local craft store. The candy corns measure about 4 inches in height. I googled candy corn template, click on images and found the candy corn I was looking for. I printed it and used it for a guide. I hope this helps! I would love to see yours when you finish it! ~Julie

Sarah said...

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

Stacci Hamilton said...

way cute..............gonna pin it