Candy Corn Centerpiece

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.This candy corn centerpiece is simple to do and looks great on your Halloween party table #centerpiece #Halloween

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.

Making a Candy Corn Centerpiece.

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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!tree branches and pruners

A few snips with my pruners and the branches were stripped of leaves and just the right length!trimmed tree branches

I placed a long piece of brown paper on the grass and gave the branches a quick spray with some black spray paint.  spray tree branches black

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.Adding glitter to tree branches

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.Add candy corn to a glass vase

Then, I added the branches and arranged them as I liked and topped the vase with another layer of candy pumpkins.Add a layer of candy pumpkins

TaDa!  A pretty candy corn centerpiece, ready in just about an hour, all set to grace my party table.Candy corn centerpiece, and Halloween treats

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.Halloween vignette

You can print out the instructions on the recipe card below.Candy corn and black tree branches makes a great table centerpiece for Halloween

For more ideas on using candy corn, be sure to check out these posts

Candy Corn Centerpiece
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Serves: 1
  • 1 7¼" glass vase
  • Tree branches from your yard
  • Black spray paint
  • Silver glitter
  • Candy Corn
  • Candy Pumpkins
  1. Remove the leaves from your tree branches and trim them to the size you like.
  2. Spray the branches with a coat of black paint and allow it to dry.
  3. Touch up any spots with extra black paint and add silver glitter in spots on the branches.
  4. Fill the glass vase a little over half way with candy corn.
  5. Add the branches and arrange to your liking. Fill the rest of the glass vase with candy pumpkins.
  6. Display.
The inspiration for my project came from a tutorial that I first saw on Wants and Wishes.

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