September 28, 2010

Halloween Wreath ..DIY Craft..

October is right around the corner and I'm finally embracing
all those Halloween decorations I started to pull
out way too early.

Feeling inspired and seeing that we were expecting a few days of rain, 
Aidyn & I made a trip with my sister to the 
Dollar Tree in search for crafts to keep us busy.

Our candy corn wreath is now adorning
our front door with all it's festively bright colors. :) 

Here's how we made it.
I pulled out all the materials we would be needing for the wreath
and plastered the family room table with them.
I started by painting the wreath form with black acrylic paint.
One coat was enough to cover it nicely.
Once the paint dried I applied a layer of Mod Podge
since our plan was to hang it outside.

Aidyn's favorite part!
We used 1 1/2 bags of candy corns 
{and that's including all those "broken" and "destroyed" pieces we ate.}
I alternated hot gluing the candy in layers pointing in the same direction.

I glued just enough to cover the front but left
the back clear so it would lie against the front door flat when we hung it.
I brushed on a thick layer of Mod Podge to the entire wreath to seal it.

For a final touch, I took out my Cricut and cut 6 different sizes of the 
same flower out of black paper to layer.
I Mod Podged the leaves, added a black rhinestone
to the middle of each flower, and hot glued them to the wreath.

I looped the twine around the top to hang the wreath to finish it off.
It was easy, fun, and only ended up costing me $3!



P.S. Congratulations to bukaeyes who won my Deceptively Delicious giveaway!

And don't miss out on my giveaway for 250 Designer Die Cut Cards!  Use them for business cards or print your personal information and design and pass them out to fellow mommy's on the playground!


Jewls said...

that. is. AWESOME! I totally want to go to dollar tree tomorrow and make one. How fun!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

Couldn't be more jealous of your craftiness!

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

Wow! I LOVE this idea and am bookmarking it to try soon. Now I'm thinking of other candies to try...maybe red hots (and fingertip burns) for Valentine's day...

I'm a New England blogger too. :) I'm so happy that leaf peeping season is here!


Charlene said...

Looks great! I saw something similar on the cover of a magazine in the check out line at the grocery store and thought it looked cute then, but seeing how easy it was to put together, I may have to try making one myself.

Kelly said...

LOVE it! I wish I had the time to try it out!

M.O.T.B said...

This really does look GREAT! I would eat the entire bag:) You did a great job!

blueviolet said...

That adorable wreath was just $3? I love it!!!!!

MJ said...

OMG this looks too yummy! With all these wonderful ideas I have no idea which wreath I want to make... I just love this one though :)

M.O.T.B said...

I gave you an award today! Love your wreath! Again!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I saw that in a magazine recently. Yours turned out cute!

Mama Dub said...

LOVE IT! Can't wait to get settled in our "next new place" in two weeks. Just in time to decorate for Halloween! :)

Amy said...

Oh My goodness that is so cute! I'm now following both your blogs from FFridays! Come check out my blog at Oh So Savvy Mom

Hanna said...

Hi there. I am your newest follower from the Friday blog hop! Lovely blog!! You can find me at

Nan said...

Follow you from Friendly Friday.
Hope you have a nice day.

please follow back

malia said...

gorgeous + fabulous! would love for you to join us at a crafty soiree-- linky party i co-host on thursdays (linky is still open)
AND i'm your newest follower-- hope you'll consider following me too (-:

missy said...

That is a totally awesome idea! I am a new follower and love your blog!

Megan said...

Okay, I think this might be the cutest thing EVER. I am totally going to try to make one myself. LOVE your craftiness. :-)

Andrea said...

Love this and made on immediately. Today my candy corns started dripping orange dye on my doorstep (with the rainy weather--even though there is a door protecting it from outside). Do you have problems with this?

Rhonda said...

Thank you for submitting this project to Dollar Store Crafts - I love it! Look for it to be featured in a Halloween wreath roundup sometime in the next week or two!

Jaimee said...

Wonderful!! I'm including this in a mega Halloween Wreath round up in October : )
Jaimee @

Michele Pacey said...

Hi Katrina,

Just dropping by to let you know that I've featured your blog on The Wreath Blog below:

Have a great day!


Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Hi there!
I love your wreath... so fun. I am featuring it tomorrow on my blog. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

Wordstock said...

Hi, I used your tutorial on my Squidoo page

Full credit was given to your blog and the picture is click-able and takes readers directly here.

I loved this idea. Please let me know if this is OK. If not, I will remove it.