A candy corn wreath is one of the most beautiful wreaths you can display in the fall. Made from real candy corn the wreath is gorgeous with its yellow, orange and white colors. It can be a time-consuming thing to make a candy corn wreath, but once you see it hanging on your front door, you won’t regret the time you invested in it. That is, until you realize you have to throw it away after awhile. Candy corn is sugar and sugar draws bugs. No one wants a wreath with critters crawling all over it!
If you haven’t started making the wreath yet there are a few things you can do to preserve it when you’re finished. After taking these steps you won’t have to throw out your lovely wreath creation; you can simply store it and use it again next year!
Many foods contain moisture and candy corn is no exception. Allowing the moisture to dry out of the candy will help preserve it. Place a piece of wax paper on a plate or cookie sheet. Spread the candy corn pieces out on the plate making sure none of them are lying on each other. Place the tray in a cool, dark place for several days. You’ll know the candy corn has dried out when, after a few days, it has become dry, hard and no longer sticky.
Lay the dried candy corn on a newspaper and spray it with a product that preserves. Krylon is one company that features a spray-on, preserving protectant that can be used to cover the candies. Spray one side of the candy, allow enough time for it to dry, according to the label on the can, then turn the candy over and spray them once again. When the spray has dried completely you can then begin assembling your candy corn wreath.
If you’ve already made the wreath you can still spray on the protectant to keep bugs off of it. Spray the front part of the wreath as well as the area inside the circle of the wreath. After this has dried spray the outside of the circle. Again, allow to dry, then turn the wreath over and spray the opposite side, plus inside the circle, and outside of the circle.
The protectant spray will keep bugs from munching on the candy corn and allow you to use the wreath year after year. When the season is over wrap the candy corn wreath tightly in a plastic bag to store.