Sunday, September 29, 2013

Candy Corn Centerpiece - Easy and Inexpensive!

Do you like candy corn? I do!  I thought it would be fun to make an eatable centerpiece for our kitchen table.
I've seen all types of these same ideas on Pinterest so I decided to make one this year.  So easy and really inexpensive for something so cute.
You will need:

Candy Corn - I used 2 bags - $1 each
A vase - $3.95 at Walmart
A tall jar that fits in your vase - I save everything!
A strip of burlap (3" wide) - left over from another project
A small bundle of raffia - from my craft stash
A candle - $3 from the dollar store
Step 1:  Place your jar inside the vase with lid on, keep it in the center of the vase the best you can.
Step 2:  Add candy corn all the way up to the bottom of the lid of the jar.  Make sure the candy is settling into the open spaces.  Tap or jiggle the vase to get it to settle in.
Step 3:  Place your candle on top of the lid of the jar and continue adding candy corn.  I held onto the candle so it wouldn't move while I added the remaining candies.
I stopped adding the candies at just about where the candle wax started.  There were still some candy corns left over so we had to go ahead and eat those. Heehee!
Step 4:  Add the burlap strip.  I cut a strip about 3 inches wide and a little longer than enough to fit around the vase top.  I removed a few strings on both sides to give it that frayed look.  I held it in place with a pearl head pin.
Step 5:  Wrap the raffia around the burlap strip, tie a bow, fluff the bow to your liking and your done!
A simple and yummy Halloween craft to beautify your table!  You could use this same centerpiece throughout the holidays by simply changing the candies and color of your candle.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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9 comments:

  1. Hi and wow! It was so creative and clever of you. I love it! I saw it at craft o maniac.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. Simple and adorable! Love it, thank you for sharing. Visiting from BNOP.

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  3. Perfect thing to do even for Thanksgiving with the avalanche of candy corns we are all getting around and for Halloween!

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  4. Very cute! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again today :)

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  5. Very cute! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again today :)

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  6. Hi! Found this on Project Stash Link Party. I love this idea and I have lots of vases and I am sure something I can use to hold the candle so I think I'm going to give this a try. Now following via Pinterest.
    ~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

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  7. Such a neat idea. Of course the candy wouldn't last very long in our house. We love candy corn! I'd love it if you shared it on our linkup party this week! http://www.mylifeoftravelsandadventures.com/2013/10/trick-or-treat-thursday-party.html

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing! This looks so easy and yummy!

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  9. The best part of this would be eating all the candy corn! That is one of my favorite parts of fall. I love the look of this.
    We would love to have you share with us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. http://www.madefrompinterest.net/2013/10/super-saturday-link-party-13/ Your recipes and ideas would be a hit with our crowd. It would be our honor to have you join us!
    Sherri

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