Friday, October 15, 2010

Candy Corn Wreath

026 It can’t be said that I keep a clean house…or even a neat one for that matter. I wish I had the trait of being neat or organized-both would be a dream. My sister says her house is only “surface clean” but is always looks great to me. I would love “surface clean” any day of the week. I do however love projects- crafting in particular. So my house may have items scattered hither ,thither and yonder but I craft. Right before Caleb’s baptism I felt the strange and almost compulsive need to make this wreath. I saw it on the the cover of Women’s Day at my mother-in law’s house. So the night before the big event we watched a movie. I completed the entire thing in that time—plus a little bit of news. This was so simple and pleasing and great to get into a rhythm of gluing all of the candy corn down.

If you want to make this project on your own you will need:

  • A styrofoam ring
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • black tape
  • candy corn (I had 3 bags since a lot in the bags were broken or otherwise imperfect)

Wrap the ring neatly with the black tape, heat up the glue gun and get your piles of good candy corn ready to go. You can lay out ahead and I did but I really think you can just go for the gusto and start gluing. Glue candy corn facing one direction and then the next row face the opposite way. Continue until front and sides are covered. I hung the wreath up with black grosgrain ribbon and voila. It looks great, if I do say so myself. It is perfect for the season. My mom had to be Debbie Downer and tell me how I couldn’t save it due to bugs and mice…still debating if I will keep it or not. I might try out this product, Krylon’s Preserve It!

4 comments:

  1. Wow. Just wow. You rock, Jackie.

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  2. I used the Krylon Perserve It for a chili ristra we had once upon a time. Worked really well.

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  3. OK, you might now be allowed to deliver food since we have that whole, messy house thing in common. As soon as I finish all my crafts, projects, cooking adventures and other "to dos" I'll think about housekeeping. Although really I'm holding out for winning the lottery and having a maid for the rest of my life. Love the wreath!

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