Thursday, September 22, 2011

Candy Corn Love

Well HEY!

First of all, thank you for the lovely comments on our deck! You all are the sweetest!! We are just so pleased with how it turned out.

Sooo, last week I was trying to get some crafty mojo going up in here. (That would be up in hea if you’re hip. I’m not.) I had a GREAT Halloween craft in mind, and I got all the way to the end…and it was just, well.

Wrong. :)

Since I had all the supplies for it, I wanted to reuse them somehow. So I took it all apart and I have a plan in mind for all the parts. (And yes, I’ll show you the unfortunate craft soon.)

I had three Styrofoam cones to reuse, and after a few days, I finally came up with an idea. I got some yellow, orange and white yarn at Wally World and started wrapping, and wrapping:

(The black on the cone is part of the unfortunate craft. Please ignore. Not needed.)

I didn’t use any glue – just wrapped. And wrapped. ;)

You see where I’m going with the yellow, orange and white – especially if you read the title of this post. I’m not so good at the teasers.

I ended up with some big yarny candy (I almost wrote carny – that would be a whole different craft!) corns!:

yarn candy cornsThey are too cauuuute! And WAY better than the original craft. Believe you me.

They were so easy it was just silly – just time consuming. But because I just wrapped (and wrapped) willy nilly, it was a great project to do while sitting in front of the tube watching the new fall shows.

I just tucked the end of each strand into the back of the cone. Easy peasy! I think they’d be a fun craft for kids – maybe with big chunky yarn?

So. cute.

Next up, working with the actual candy corn. I’ve seen candy corn wreaths for a while now and finally tried my own. Again, ridiculous easy.

I started with a dollar store wreath and a bag of candy corn:

I wanted to start small for my first time crafting with candy corn. ;)

I needed something black to wrap the wreath with, so I just used black crepe paper. Anything would do – fabric, ribbon, even tape:

For the first row, I laid the candies out to check spacing, and then glued them on with my glue gun:

But after that I just glued them on, without checking spacing first.

And I glued. Annnnnnd glued. :)

I did a three rows on the front and then realized I wasn’t crazy about so much black showing through, so I just kept gluing:

candy corn wreath

(I apologize for the awful photos – the dark is sneaking up on me lately and I’m losing my picture taking light much sooner than usual!!)

The front is a couple layers deep, the sides have one layer. The second layer of corns on top were just placed to cover the black that was peeking through. It went MUCH faster than I thought it would – you’d think it would take forever and it didn’t. You just put a line of hot glue on there, then plop them on in a row, over and over. And over. ;)

Lots of repeating on these crafts. Wrapping, gluing and plopping.

But this is another mindless one that is fun and goes really fast – the perfect craft in my eyes!!

I hung it with more crepe paper on the kitchen window, then added my Ball jars to the window sill filled with more candy corn:

candy corn crafts

Again with the LED lights plopped inside. You can find them just about anywhere, but I get mine super cheap at the Dollar Tree. I like to have a bunch on hand, especially this time of year!

I love decorating with candy corn – it is so FESTIVE! :) And there’s no danger of me eating them – I don’t care for the stuff. Crafting with it – love. Eating it – yuck. ;)

Now if I was crafting with Chunky Bars, we’d be in trouble.

The wreath was a whopping $4 to create. I have no idea if it will hold up, so the cheap aspect is a good thing. ;) I will spray it with a sealer of some kind and store it in a Ziploc bag and see how it turns out. We may have a fun science experiment come next fall. ;)

But for now, the kitchen window is ready for fall!:

ball jars with candy corn

I love that candy corn is a little bit fall, a lot Halloween – so it “works” for the next couple of months. So FUN!

Got any candy corn crafts? I just think they are the cutest! Do share! (And link to them in your comment if you’d like!) Have you started your fall decorating? I plan to work on it this weekend – can’t wait! :)

90 comments:

  1. These are BOTH great projects! I need to make a trip to the dollar store. :) Looking forward to your Fall decor for your dining area. :)

    Have a creative day,

    Amy W.

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  2. Such great ideas! You and I are on the same page; I'm getting ready to make a candy corn yarn wreath for Halloween. I've been addicted to making them lately (I've only discovered them in the past month or so - how did I not know about these before??) and just put them on my blog today! Thanks for all your great ideas - you're truly an inspiration to me!

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  4. Oh my gosh, I am in LOVE with your two ideas! It makes me want to start getting my Halloween stuff out now. Where do you get youe ideas?

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  5. Your candy corns look great! Love them!

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  6. Ah! Love that candy corn wreath! I have such a love affair with candy corn. I'm even dressing up my daughter as one this year for Halloween. :)

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  7. You know, I could have done this very same thing. I bought 2 bags of candy corn for just such a project. I hid it - well, not very well. Hubby found it and now I don't have any supplies for a project. (hahaha)

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  8. Cute idea and very festive! However, I love candy corn. I'm afraid I would need a bag to decorate and one to eat. Happy Fall!

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  9. They both came out great. I need to try the cones. I love the wreath but sadly with my crazy animals, I'm sure at least one of them would try to eat it.

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  10. I love those yarny candy corns! :)

    I made a candy corn wreath this year, too. I love how yours came out, though. It's perfect for that window!

    Here's my version:

    http://girlgrowsup.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/fall-is-welcome-here/

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  11. Hey! I love your blog and read each and every post! I do not have a craft for using candy corn, but I have a yummy snack to use with candy corn, while you are decorating for the fall. Mix candy corn and salted peanuts together!!!! Taste like a delicious Payday in a bag!!!!
    By the way....so jealous of your deck!!!

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  12. Dang lots of creative-ness with the candy corn! So cool you just took something & ran with it! Love!

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  13. Ok, those yarn-wrapped candy corns are way too cute! Love them!

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  14. Super cute, both of them! I love the little wreath hanjing on the window and the jars underneath. Also, I JUST made the same yarn candy corn cone thing!!! Like a less than a week ago. And I love them too. :) Here is a link to mine- http://jjreynoldsfamily.blogspot.com/2011/09/candy-corn-decor-tutorial.html

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  15. That is such a great idea! I'm afraid I would eat them all!

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  16. Love this!!! But I love candy corn so much I don't think I could do this! I'd rather EAT it!!

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  17. I am so going to copy this idea...exactly, lol.
    I Love, love this.

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  18. LOVE the candy corn yarn cones... super cute idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  19. The candy corn candles are so simple and yet sooo cute! Thanks for the great idea!

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  20. what cuteness! and oh my i love how well your sense of humor comes thru in your writing. i swear, you're my favorite blog in blogland

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  21. I love your wreath with candy corn. I'll be at the dollar store tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Sarah both your crafts are too cute! I might have to make a candy corn wreath now. I LOVE candy corn! Although I can only eat a few at at time, way too sweet.

    Someone in your comments mentioned that if you eat them with salted peanuts they taste like a Payday bar. We will definitely be trying that! My hubby's favorite candy bar is Payday, but they don't sell them here in Canada. Weird!

    Have a great weekend! Oh, thought I'd share a super easy pumpkin spice cake recipe with you. SOOO GOOD!

    http://catiescorner2.blogspot.com/2011/09/pumpkin-spice-cake.html

    ~ Catie

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  23. Love the candy corn cones! One of my JoAnn stores is closing and they have a pile of those 50% off. I may need to get them now. You could even wrap them for Christmas with some sparkly yarn. :) I need Halloween decor ideas myself. Trying to actually make some and I'm totally drawing a blank.

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  24. Cute ideas! I love the candles in the jar full of candy corn idea!!

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  25. The Candy Corn wreath is awesome! I hope to "work it in" to this weekend. I reblogged your idea. thanks!

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  26. I love the wreath; it is very sweet (pun intended)!

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  27. I am making candy corns with plaster and um they may wind up being a FAIL project. I might just end up doing something like this instead. Great tutorial and I LOVE reading your posts!
    www.keepitsimpleyay.blogspot.com

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  28. Here's my problem. . .I love the colors of fall and want to decorate. . .but. . .my summer flowers still all look *so good*. . .it's that "weird" time of the year where I'm not ready to give up one season yet the calendar says it's time. . .:) Happy Weekend Sarah!

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  29. Cute and clever ideas! We love candy corn here, too. I just dump a bag of it in a pumpkin-shaped glass jar along with a can of salted peanuts. It looks great until the supply dwindles. As long as I keep refilling, everybody's happy :-)

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  30. Love!! I always have a little clear glass pumpkin filled with candy corns. They never last until Halloween. I have a problem. At least I am able to admit it, right?

    Love the candy corns in the mason jar!

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  31. I love both of these crafts!! They look so cute. I usually fill a small apothocary jar with candy corn, but now I want some ball jars too:) And it broke my heart that you used the "good" brand of CC and then wasted them with crafting. I always buy store brands to craft with so I can eat the Brachs ones:)

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  32. So stinkin cute! I see a craft project with my kids this weekend in the future. Love it! I love to eat candy corn so I need to make sure I leave some for the wreath. ;)

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  33. I love your window decoration. Really cute. You are so creative.

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  34. I recently found your site and I am obsessed with it! i spend hours looking at all the ones I have missed. I, like you, love fall----the colors, the decorations, the smells, the food etc. Not a fan of Halloween though. The candy corn ideas here are adorable. I am looking forward to all your fall and christmas ideas.

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  35. So cute...but I would have a hard time not eating my supplies!!!

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  36. The wreath is so cute. And the photos look great!

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  37. Love all these ideas, but shame shame shame on you for using the good Brach's stuff on the wreath! Use that nasty candy from the Dollar Tree! ;-)

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  38. Though I am not crafty at all.... I LOVE finding crafts that even I could pull off. LOVE LOVE LOVE the candy corn wreath and jars. Definitely going to do this in my own kitchen! Too cute! Thanks. Have a great weekend.

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  39. Love the giant candy corn cones! I have to say, I cried a little when I saw the wreath. I am a candy corn-aholic. While the wreath is adorable, it is a waste of deliciousness! How are you supposed to eat them if they are glued down to a wreath!!! Must.have.candy.corn.now!!

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  40. I LOVE the yarn candy corn! super cute and I'm definitely going to give it a try!

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  41. So cute and very creative! The wreath looks great hanging on the kitchen window.

    Jane at frugalfineliving.com
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  42. Haha! I would TOTALLY come over, grab that wreath and start NOM-ing down. LOVE candy corn. :)

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  43. I like both craft projects! I bet your house smells yummy too.Hugs and wishes for a joy filled weekend.

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  44. I do like the yarn "candy corn" idea. Cute, fun and inexpensive. But the candy wreath...hmmmmm...also cute but I'm wondering when the birds are gonna come and eat it! LOL!

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  45. Oh I loveee it! I don't think I could make it though because I would eat them all up before I even got the wreath done!

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  46. Love both of these ideas! I'm going to copy.

    How much of each color yarn did you end up needing/using? 1 big roll of each? Or did you use more? I have NO idea how to judge something like that!!

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  47. LOVE THEM! You are so talented! This is now my weekend project! Thank you!

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  48. I'm digging the candy corn in the mason jars! I love the stuff even though it is absolutely horrible for me.Maybe I will shellac em first :0) laura

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  49. I love both of these ideas! Turned out wonderful!

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  50. The candy corn yarn cones are so darn cute, I may actually make them. And I can't remember the last time I did a craft project... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. LOVE the candy corn cones! just might have to do a couple of these myself :) Last year I took a branch from a tree, hot glued candy corns on the branches, filled a fun (clear) festive vase with candy corns and stuck the branch in. It was fun! Love your ideas!

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  52. Just a suggestion...don't store it. Throw it out and make a new one next year. We tried to store something similar and mice found the box. 'Nuff said.

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  53. The candy corn crafts are so cute. :-)

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  54. So DANG CUTE!!! I LOVE Both projects! :) You are my FAVORITE! I love your blog more than anyone else's! I have about 60 blogs I follow, but YOURS is #1!!!! :) Thanks for ALL you do and say! :)

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  55. who needs other candy corn crafts when those are so darn cute!!!

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  56. I love your window display -- the candy corn in the jars is so simple yet so pretty. And, thank you for sharing your tutorial for the super-sized candy corn. You can be sure I'll share this on our StyroCraft Faceobok page!

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  57. Oh, Sarah, I'm so glad to hear that someone other than me likes the look, but not the taste of those white, yellow and orange cuties! Great fall window display! So festive!

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  58. How do you keep the ants from enjoying the goody sweetness of the candy corn?

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  59. These are so cute, and man they have to be the #1 pin on pinterest today!!

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  60. I loved this so much I ran out today and got all the supplies...hurried home and made all three in under 20 minutes. Just realized that I mixed the yellow and orange up in the rotation...ugg. Too excited I guess...oh well, there staying out! Thanks for the great idea!!

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  61. I LOVE your blog! Just a word of warning to your readers: I made the candycorn wreath (shellaced)last year and hung it on my (covered) front door. It was super-cute until it got moist from a huge rainstorm and then hundreds of ants decided to eat it. All of this to say, you should probably keep it indoors. It's too much work for ant food!

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  62. These look great. My wife loves candy corn too, it's her favorite Halloween treat! She's the crafts person in the family I'll be sure to show this to her tonight. Thanks!

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  63. I think the candy corn wreath and the candy corn filled vases are awesome! I bet you home smells so delicious! Those yarn wrapped cones give me decorating ideas for a wedding, maybe using ribbon instead. Thank you!

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  64. This is such a great idea!
    I found my craft for this weekend!
    Blessings, Joanne

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  65. I love to play with colorful yarn. And candy corn is a really fun toy.

    http://phoebedancingcat.blogspot.com/

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  66. What would you do with candy corn pumpkins? They are so stinking cute! I have a bag I can't wait to work in to a fall display.

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  67. The candy corn cones made me swoon :) I ran to Michaels immediatley but was shocked at how expensive the styrofoam cones are. $6.00 a pc...WTH? I still want to make them so badly but I guess I will have to gather the supplies gradually with my Michaels coupons.

    You are so creative!

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  68. I suggest you skip the plastic bag. I made candy corn and pumpkin topiaries years ago and simply put them in a box, like a clothing box and stored them in the house, no in the heat or cold and I had them for years!

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  69. Wow I love your candy corn projects! This is my first visit to your site and I am loving it. Thanks for all of the great ideas. I am definitely in the fall decorating mood now!

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  70. The candy corn wreath turned out go nice. I would like to make one. And I will find the little lights you keep mentioning.

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  71. I love how you styled yours with the Mason jars below. I made one last year and stored it in a ziplock bag in the attic in a crate. It's a little soft this year but still looks good. I should have sealed it but I was too lazy. Also made a candy corn ball.

    http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/2010/10/candy-corn-decor.html

    I was joking that I've made wreaths in the Elf movie vein, candy (Peeps), candy cane, candy corn and now I need to make a syrup wreath. :)

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  72. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I'm definitely going out tomorrow to buy some bags of candy corn for a wreath and jars. Thank you for your craftiness! Love reading your blogs and getting great ideas and inspiration!!

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  73. Love the ideas!! I'm going to have to try the cone one.

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  74. Love the simplicity of the candles - and the cuteness of the wreath.

    I just pinned both to my two Pinterest boards. Too cute!

    Dana
    http://pinterest.com/rusticwedding/

    http://pinterest.com/cafed/

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  75. LUV it! especially the yarn candy corn and its super thrifty! I'm pinning this <3

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  76. I made a candy corn wreath last night. Even though I had to buy all new materials (I had nothing lying around), I still only spent $12.00. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  77. I made a similar set of candy corn yarn trees this week! I had no idea you had done them as well until someone left a comment! Love yours as well!

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  78. Cute! I love all the candy corn! I don't eat either just think it's so cute! Great job!

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  79. I love these candy corn crafts! You did a great job with them.

    I just wanted to let you know I've included your yarn wrapped candy corn in our DIY Halloween round up on FaveCraftsBlog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-diy-halloween/

    Please let me know if you'd be interested in publishing craft projects/tutorials with us!

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  80. Oh WOW! I want a candy corn wreath and some BIG yarny candy corns. Linking up at Tanlged Happy tomorrow. Seriously cute! :)

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  81. Mix a bag of candy corn and a jar of salted roasted peanuts together. Tastes just like Payday candy bars.

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  82. I love these yarn candy corns. I am working on these now. Did you cover the tip of these with yarn?

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  83. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of candy corn crafts. Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-candy-corn-crafts/

    Have a great day!

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  84. I love love LOVE these ideas!! I can't WAIT to try them!! I've been getting into crafting more with the hubby working allll the time. Theses would be fun to try with kiddos. I love your blog. You have cuuute ideas and such an awesome personality and sense of humor. I think I'm in love. Lol. Jk. I look forward to seeing more of your ideas!!

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  85. I love these projects! I'd love it if you linked this candy corn project to my Candy Corn Roundup post.

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  86. This post has been featured on Suburban Cozy's Spotlight Sunday! I want to make the candles, the wreath, and the cones!

    http://suburbancozy.blogspot.com/2012/10/spotlight-sunday-october-14-2012.html

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  87. I really like both ideas. Being in Florida, I will spray the wreath with a clear spray to keep the bugs away.

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  88. WONDERFUL!!!!! I plan on doing this and surprising my husband with it!! Halloween is his FAVORITE holiday!! <3 Thanks so much.

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