Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are back-to-back, and each time the holiday changes, you have to change the menu, decorations and more. There are a couple of things, one being a pumpkin, that can serve more than just one holiday. Pumpkins can be displayed long past Halloween. Another such thing that doesn’t have to change with the holidays is candy corn. Representative of the fall season in general, rather than just Halloween, candy corn is fun to eat and even more exciting when you use it to decorate!
Candy corn wreaths are all the rage but that project is very time-consuming. You don’t have to break out a bunch of craft items, and spend hours crafting, to make candy corn decorations for the mantle, kitchen table or other areas of your home. In fact, there’s one simple craft that uses candy corn and it can literally take just minutes to make. Instantly, you’ll have a beautiful décor piece that offers ambiance as well as a fall theme.
Clear glass containers work well to show off the candy corn and create a décor piece unlike any other. The container can be nearly any shape and size as long as it will accommodate a pillar candle. The candle should be able to sit perfectly flat inside the container. In addition to that requirement the glass container must be larger around than the candle. Use a squat pillar candle for a regular glass container or a much taller candle for a glass that’s tall.
After positioning the candle in the center of the glass sprinkle the candy corn into the container, all the way around the candle. Pour in as many as you want but leave at least half of the candle showing. That’s it! The candy corn candle is a colorful and gorgeous. It makes a wonderful centerpiece for your table or an unusual decoration for the kitchen.
You can make the candy corn candle much larger in appearance by setting the finished glass on a pedestal. One example of such a pedestal is a glass cube you purchase from a craft store. Another is a painted wooden block. The wooden block gives you the opportunity to further create a particular theme or look for the candle.
If you want to preserve the candy corn for another time spray it with Krylon Protectant or something similar. This will also keep ants and bugs from finding their way into the candle arrangement as it’s on display.