I first saw this idea in Woman’s Day magazine and thought it was sooo cute.
I also liked it because it involved candy corn.
Oh, candy corn, how you tease me so.
Am I the only one that loves candy corn?
With its high nutritional value of high fructose corn syrup, what’s not to love?
Okay, back to the tutorial.
*Candy Corn (Mine took one bag of Brach’s Candy Corn…and that included the kids stealing some and me stealing some too)
*Black Ribbon (the magazine said use black duct tape to wrap it. Although I have a love for duct tape, I thought ribbon was less expensive here) You’ll also need black ribbon to hang it up at the end.
*Clear spray paint (optional)
*Door hanger (optional…depends on where/what you want to hang it from)
1. Wrap your styrofoam circle with the black ribbon. I used a little hot glue at the beginning and then every so often added a little more as I wrapped.
2. Start in the bottom center of the wreath and start hot gluing the candy corn on, going in ONE direction. I started at the bottom center because I figured that if I got to the top and it didn’t measure out just right, it would be covered up with the ribbon to hang it up by in the end. I did have to break a few candy corns in half to complete the rows as I went along.
3. Starting in the bottom middle again, hot glue the candy corn in the opposite direction. Keep doing the rows in opposite directions.
4. Optional Step: When you’re done gluing on the candy corn, spray the whole wreath with a clear gloss spray paint. I was worried about ants coming to eat the wreath and thought this would help. It also helps the candy corn to be a little less fragile.
5. Hang it up using some black ribbon and enjoy!
I think this whole project took me about an hour tops!
UPDATE: After a rainy day here in Southern California, some of my candy corn turned into a melted mess (and I have a covered door so it wasn’t rained on directly!). I replaced the few that got damaged, but if I did NOT use the clear gloss spray, the whole thing would have been ruined 😦 My recommendation is, if you are putting this outside, use MANY coats of the spray and make sure to cover it at all angles. OR I would recommend using mod podge to paint over it when finished.