Candy corn has been around for a long time (since the 1880s, in fact). If Pinterest is any indication, its popularity has been surging in recent times. And if that’s not convincing enough, 25 million pounds of candy corn are sold each year (according to the National Confectioners Association). The candies are a very sweet treat in themselves, but there are also plenty of ways to incorporate them into crafts and even your home décor. Here are five projects that are fairly easy to carry out.
Idea #1: Candy Corn Candle Holders
Show your love of candy corn with some colorful and easy-to-make décor. Simply take a small glass candle holder or container, fill it with candy corn and top it with a tea light. It’s a perfect, yet simply centerpiece to a Fall dinner table.
Idea #2: Candy Corn Wreath
Here’s another beautiful Fall or Halloween decoration, if you can bear to sacrifice this candy because once you make the wreath, you can’t eat it.
Use a glue gun to place the candy corns in a circular pattern around a plain foam wreath. Repeat until any visible spots on the wreath are gone. Hang and enjoy.
Idea #3: Creepy Candy Corn Popcorn Hands
This is a creepy little party treat or decoration and all it requires is a plastic glove, candy corn, some popped corn and a string or elastic. Start by placing one candy corn to each glove tip and then fill the glove with popcorn. Tie off the end of the glove, so the popcorn doesn’t spill out.
Idea #4: Candy Corn Covered Pumpkin
Here’s a cute little pumpkin idea. It’s a bit more labor-intensive than carving a pumpkin, but has much more colorful results. Just use a glue gun to attach the pieces and leave the pumpkin blank to make the face shape, if you’d like. This piece can last several years because even though the candy corn may not be suitable to eat, it will still look good to display.
Idea #5: Handprint Turkey Candy Corn Art
Need to distract the kids while you prepare Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s a fun craft. It’s like a traditional handprint turkey art, but glue on candy corns to make the colorful feathers. It’s a fun idea from Frogs and Snail and Puppy Dog Tail that little kids will love to make.