Halloween just wouldn’t be Halloween without a few jars of candy corn available for consumption. Even though the tasty sweet has lost some of its appeal over the years, I couldn’t get enough of it as a kid. Still, just the idea of candy corn puts a festive tone on the holiday and a smile on my face. Today, I would rather look at candy corn decor rather than actually taste it. The striped yellow, orange, and white will always bring to mind fond childhood memories and is a must for Halloween decorating. Here are some easy DIY candy corn crafts for making festive home decor.
Whether you like the taste of candy corn or not, there is no denying how cute these little candies are. You almost can’t have Fall without them! That’s why it’s so appealing to want to make Fall decorations with candy corn. The only problem with candy corn crafts would be if you love the taste of candy corn. It could take a bit of self-discipline to not eat all of your main craft supply before the craft project is done!
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How To Preserve Candy For Crafts?
Before using candy in any craft projects, you will want to preserve the candy so it won’t degrade over time. Luckily, it’s super easy to do and will guarantee that you can enjoy your home decor made with candy corn for many years.
To begin, you’ll need to dry out the candy completely. This is quickly done by lining them in a flat pan and sticking them in the refrigerator for a few days. Once they are dry, take them out and spray them all over with a thick sealer like Krylon’s thick glaze spray. You can also use a spray shellac or Mod Podge as well.
It goes without saying that once the candy has been sprayed it should not be eaten. So, you’ll want to make sure that the pieces aren’t left where someone could be tempted to pop one in their mouth.
Related: How To Dry Acorns For Crafts
1. DIY Candy Corn On Branches
Filling vases with thin birch branches is always an easy way to get some quick rustic decor. Embellishing those branches for the holidays is an inexpensive way to create some festive seasonal decor. In this case, gluing candy corn to some branches provides just the right amount of color and theme for Halloween.
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2. Candy Corn Candle Holder
Another quick and easy idea for Halloween decorating is to make a colorful candle holder. Just fill a small jar about 3/4 full of candy corn as a filler. Then, place a tea light or pinecone candle in the center for some festive warmth. It’s a simple Fall decor idea as the candy corn is made in the colors of a Fall harvest.
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3. Candy Corn Can Planter Craft
One of my favorite faux candy corn crafts is this festive planter. It’s fun and easy to make your own planter with an old can. All you need to do is peel off the paper and paint the tin with acrylic paints. For a candy corn look, paint stripes of yellow, orange, and white. Then, add a round disc of florist foam, painted white, to the top and poke in your favorite Fall floral pick.
4. Candy Corn Mason Jars
A similar idea is to paint mason jars with stripes and then fill them with party essentials like straws or silverware.
5. DIY Candy Corn Pom Pom Garland
Make your own candy corn inspired pom poms with orange, yellow, and white yarn. Then, string the pom poms onto a length of twine for a decorative garland.
6. Plywood Candy Corn Door Hanger
With the right tools, you can cut out candy corn shapes and then paint them for a Halloween door hanger. Stencil on words and string the candy shapes together by drilling holes and tying them together with twine.
7. Candy Corn Favor Bags
These cute candy corn favor bags are the perfect size to give out at a Halloween party.
8. 2×4 Candy Corn Cutouts
For a more abstract and rustic look, cut out wood triangles. After painting them, give a distressed look by adding stain and some sanding.
9. Yarn Wrapped Cone Candy Corn
Cone-shaped foam is readily available in most craft stores. You have probably seen it used for making trees. By wrapping the cones in yarn of yellow, orange, and white, you can also create the look of candy corn.
10. Candy Corn Coasters Craft
Aren’t these festive little coasters so adorable? The candy corns are set in resin for a super fun design that will last forever. You just have to make sure that the candy gets sprayed with resin spray before being used.
11. Candy Corn Craft Soap
Candy corn crafts like this one take a little more time but would be well worth the effort. If you already love making soap, you’re going to love this recipe and tutorial for making candy corn soap. It would be so fun to have soap like this displayed in your guest bathroom for the Fall season.
12. Candy Corn Candles
These candles make a festive and cheerful accessory to your home. Although you could make your own candles with colored layers of wax, these are easier than that. And, not only are they easy but they are cheap. The candles were purchased at a dollar store. They were plain white in the glass container. For this candy corn craft, the outside of the glass candle holder was painted in the colors of candy corn. How ingenious is that?
13. Festive Fall Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs, in general, are such a luxurious gift to give. It is made that much more irresistible when the colors are those of candy corn. Whether you do this candy corn craft for yourself or to give as a gift, it’s the perfect project for the Fall season.
14. Candy Corn Wreath
This is such a fun wreath to have hanging on your door for Halloween. Trick-or-treaters will feel welcome and know that they are in for a treat! Make sure to preserve that candy corn for this craft so that you can use it year after year.