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How to Make A Candy Corn Wreath

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Get into the spirit of Halloween with a candy corn wreath! This Halloween craft is quick and easy to make, and adds a beautiful seasonal touch to your home. Be sure to check out the photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions showing how to make a candy corn wreath.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: One hour

Here's How:

  1. Start by gathering your ingredients. You'll need candy corn, of course--the exact amount will depend on the size of your wreath, but for a small 10" wreath you can count on using about a pound and a half. You'll also need a styrofoam wreath form (available at craft stores), hot glue, black paint, and some ribbon. You could possibly use other types of craft glue, but I like hot glue because it hardens quickly so the candy corn wreath comes together in a flash.
  2. First, paint the wreath black. This step is technically optional, but I think the black background really makes the candy corn pop. You could also use black duct tape to wrap around the wreath, or black spray paint, but plain old black craft paint works just fine. After the wreath is painted, let it dry completely.
  3. Start gluing the candy corn onto the outside of the wreath. You'll want to spend a few minutes figuring out what arrangement works best--depending on the size of the wreath it might look better to have them all facing inward, or outward, or in concentric circles. There's no right answer, it just depends on what you like.
  4. Once the outside of your wreath is covered with candy corn, glue a layer or two of candies to the inside ring of the wreath. I found it was easiest to hold the wreath upright while gluing so the candy corn didn't slide around while the glue was drying.
  5. The outer edge of the wreath is the final surface to be finished. I glued two rings of candy corn to this edge so that when you look at the wreath from any angle, it looks covered with candy corn.
  6. The last step is to loop a wide ribbon through the middle of the candy corn wreath and proudly display it! If you want to preserve your candy corn wreath and display it for many Halloweens to come, you can brush it with a clear sealant like Mod Podge, which should help keep it looking fresh. Candy corn tends to get sticky and gooey when exposed to lots of humidity, so if you are going to display it outside, you should definitely seal it to protect it from the elements.

What You Need

  • Large bag of candy corn
  • Styrofoam wreath form
  • Hot glue or other craft glue
  • Black paint
  • Ribbon
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