Are you looking for something fun and whimsical to add to your Halloween party table? This candy corn centerpiece is super easy to make and adds a spooky looking effect very quickly.
I don’t know if you are like me, but I love using things found in my yard in home decor projects. It keeps the cost of the project down and looks natural and rustic on display.
This type of decor looks great around the house and fits in perfectly when you decide to host a party.
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Making a Candy Corn Centerpiece.
I started this project by a walk around my yard looking for just the right thickness of branches. I wanted some that looked a bit gnarly and were not too thick, so that they would fit into my centerpiece holder.
It took me a while, but in the end, I spotted branches from a neighbor’s sycamore tree that extended into my yard. Fair play to trim off the intruders, I decided!
A few snips with my pruners and the branches were stripped of leaves and just the right length!
I placed a long piece of brown paper on the grass and gave the branches a quick spray with some black spray paint.
Since these branches were new wood, they soaked up the spray paint, so I used a brush to add more color to the spots that needed it and then added a few strokes of silver glitter, here and there.
I used a simple glass vase as my holder. It measured 3 1/2″ wide and 7 1/4″ tall.
In goes a layer of candy corn to give my branches something to allow them to stand up straight. I filled it just over 1/2 full.
Then, I added the branches and arranged them as I liked and topped the vase with another layer of candy pumpkins.
This candy is very popular, particularly in the fall. Did you also know that you can grow candy corn plant in your garden? You won’t get the candy but the look and colors are the same!
TaDa! A pretty candy corn centerpiece, ready in just about an hour, all set to grace my party table.
I added my project for wine cork pumpkins and a cute pumpkin lantern. A few gourds finished off the vignette. The fall table runner makes a nice base for the display.
You can print out the instructions on the recipe card below.
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