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Candy Corn Branches

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Candy Corn Branches are a simple craft to make, but they have a striking appearance. In this Halloween craft, candy corn are glued to the ends of spindly branches to create a haunting, spooky appearance. If you like this craft, also check out how to make a Candy Corn Wreath and a Candy Corn Tree.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. First, gather your supplies. You'll need a bag of candy corn, a hot glue gun, some sturdy branches, and a vase or other container to keep them in. The branches don't have to be anything special--in fact, this is one of those crafts where the scragglier they look, the better!
  2. Glue one, two, or three candy corns to the tips of the branches. It looks best when you vary the amount from branch to branch so it doesn't look too uniform. When using multiple candies, I find it easiest to glue the candies together first, and then once they are bonded, to glue the branch ends to the candies. Make sure your branch ends aren't too thin, and can support the (surprisingly heavy) weight of a candy corn or two. Again, this Halloween craft is meant to be kind of ominous and spooky, so don't worry about perfection.
  3. If you're using a clear container, you might want to fill it with candy corn so that the bottoms of the branches aren't visible. If your container is opaque, you can skip this step, or to make it easier to arrange the branches, you can fill it with florist foam to help the branches stay in place. In my experience the candy corn in the vase kept the branches from moving around very much.
  4. Arrange the branches in your container so that they splay out in a decorative way.
  5. Your candy corn branches are finished, ta-da! Or should I say, boooo! Due to the large and unwieldy nature of these branches, it's difficult to save and store them for repeated use, but fortunately they are so fast and inexpensive to make, they can be made fresh every year with a minimum of time and trouble.

What You Need

  • Bare tree branches, fairly sturdy
  • Bag of candy corn
  • Hot glue gun
  • Vase
  • Florist foam (optional)
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