Candy Corn Garland DIY


I loved this idea so much I wanted to share it with our new friends! Please excuse the small pictures.. Boy! It's amazing what you can learn in one year..hehe

Candy Corn love shown here..yum! String them up like popcorn at Christmas..

Just a tip that I learned...the cheap ones do not work as well. I think they have too much wax or something and they would break in half. I used Brachs and they worked well.

You just string as much as needed and snack on the rest.

I used a spray to help seal them {from bugs and all}. Please make sure you keep the sprayed candy from your little ones.

I just draped them from our light and used fun ribbon to hold them in place.

This idea would be cute used as a garland on your mantel as well.

I must admit I ate more candy during this project than what I would like to share...trust me!

This year I may try stringing those lil pumpkins just to change it up a bit.

Did any of you try this idea last year? If you did and have any great tips to share please leave them here in the comments.
Thanks!

47 comments:

  1. That turned out very cute! Gotta file that one along with some others away for future reference.

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  2. Looks great...make sure you let them know to keep it way from those pets...I wonder can Ally get on top the table? LOL

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  3. Susie, this is a really cute idea. I've strung popcorn before and my fingers got really sore from pushing that darn needle in and out! I will be trying this idea as soon as I get to the store. I know what you mean about eating the goods... if you read my fall decorating post, you'll know I did the very same thing! *grin*
    Sue

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  4. Too cute! Since candy corn is one of my vices, only the Krylon Clear Glaze would keep me from getting up and eating the garland in the night. Or at least slow me down.

    Darling idea!

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  5. what a cute idea! i would have to try to spray them before i put them on the string...otherwise i think i could eat the whole bag!

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  6. This is really cute! I would have eaten more of the candy corn and wouldn't have had enough to string! Love that stuff!! The sealer is a wonderful idea!!

    Hugs!
    susan

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  7. I made one of these last year! (after I saw yours) I think I probably had cheap candy corns because boy did they break! I found if I put the needle throught the fat end it worked pretty well though. I'm impressed that you made such a long garland....it's more work than it looks like.

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  8. Cute idea. I have to say that this would be a project where all of the candy would make it on the string. I think that I am the only person on the planet that doesn't like candy corn:)

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  9. Really cute idea!!! I love garlands!

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  10. I loved this idea last year and still think it is super cute. Just made a candy corn wreath - wouldn't this look cute with it?

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  11. Those are very cute! I can see the problem with little kiddos around it though..LOL Mine would really pull every trick in the book to try to snack on it..LOL

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  12. CUTE! I saw this on Wendy's blog last year and it's on my list of things to do. I bought the candy last year on clearance and saved it. Maybe stale candy corn with work well...I won't eat so much!

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  13. Cute idea.
    I don't like candy corn, so it would be a fun way to use it rather than eat it. I know, I know, your are thinking who doesn't like candy corn, right?
    It would be neat to string some up and wrap around a candle or make rings to go around the candle part on chandeliers.

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  14. I remember you doing this last year...I am gonna do it this weekend!!

    I am hosting a Christmas Ornament Swap this year, I hope you can come by. http://thissoutherngirlsnest.blogspot.com/2009/10/christmas-ornament-swap-coming-soon.html

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  15. this is such a fun cute idea...maybe i could even get my kids to do it. they would enjoy the eating part better than the making. i would love to see the pumpkins if you make it

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  16. Hey Susie...Been such a slacker with so much going on at my house....but hopefully I am back in the swing of visiting like I did before...

    Shh...don't tell anyone but I bought this type of candy for my shower this past weekend and the brand along with the pumpkins and started working on a garland like this for my swap partner that will be going out in the mail tomorrow...I hope she likes it cause I thought those were cute from last year....love yours!
    I also did the paperback pumpkins from last year...little late with all my stuff from last year but we do have newcomers and maybe they haven't seen these cute things....

    Another thing...my hubby bought plywood and we are going to do the witch and cats so i will be sure to share...I have seen that on Martha's book last year and loved it but when I saw you did it I emailed my hubby pics to see if he would help and he said it would be easy to do so we are...yippy!

    Sorry such a long book....but I am excited with all the neat things for the holidays!

    Beth

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  17. So fun to do with the little ones and yummy too. I think I will have to try!

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  18. i agree with the lady up there that said this is hard to do and way to go for doing one so long! i tried it last year and couldn't for the life of me get em to stay whole and i bought the good kind.

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  19. What a cute idea....my dilemma would be to eat or string....I would need to buy about 5 times what it would take to do a garland.

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  20. What a cute idea....my dilemma would be to eat or string....I would need to buy about 5 times what it would take to do a garland.

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  21. Such a cute idea!! I love it! I think I might eat more than I string cos; I LOVE candy corn!!

    So cute!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  22. This is completely adorable and something everyone can do. Alas I will never even attempt to make this because candy corn are one of my favorites. I literally will eat it until I am truly sick. Hmmm. I wonder if anyone makes "faux" candy corn?

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  23. OH-MY-WORD...I love candy corn. I would not be able to have this in my house. It would make me want to eat candy corn every day in October and it would force me to go buy edible candy corn. Not good.

    But so cute! :)

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  24. This is so cute!!! I love candy corn, therefore I do not buy it, because I will eat it. :-)

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  25. Susie,
    You continue to amaze me. Love the idea. Wish the grandgirls still lived close by- they would love to help with this.

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  26. Candy corns are my favorite!!! We just polished off our first bag for the season. LOL It would be really cute to add those pumpkins in here and there. I'm just gonna have to do this. What a fun thing to do with your kids, too.

    Eat one, string one. Eat one, string one.

    I see a potential pattern problem. :)

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  27. What a genius idea! Love it. Candy Corn is shamefully one of my favorite things about October, lol.

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  28. What a cute idea. I love how you hung it on your chandelier. I don't think I would have a very long garland because the kids and I would eat most of them instead of stringing them. Maybe I need to buy extra bags for this. LOL

    Ruth

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  29. Great use of candy corn.

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  30. Now how long did that take? Girl, you are amazing! So very cute...I am now going to refer to you as the Southern Martha Stewart!

    Thank you so much SMS for sharing your great ideas...that garland is definitely a good thing, y'all!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  31. So cute, Susie!!!! :) I have a problem though...my husband keeps eating all the candy corn I bring home to decorate with. ;) Maybe I could seal it and keep him out of it. ;)

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  32. I am a candy corn fanatic. Really, it's a problem. I need to exercise more and brush my teeth more often in the fall. . . all because of c.c. So I think this garland is adorable!

    So have you learned how to make your photos bigger this year? You mean there's hope for me??

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  33. Too cute. Looks lovely drapedd on the chandelier.

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  34. Hi Susie,

    Lovely idea.
    We do not have candy corn here, so found it really neat to see yours.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  35. You are as cute as your crafts! love coming here ~ I always leave feeling better :)

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  36. Seriously darling! I love the look of candy corn but not the taste. Now I have a solution! Thanks.

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  37. I remember this from last year! You inspired THAT ribbon, you know! : )

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  38. I love that idea, but we have a pet squirrel and he has been known to hang from the chandelier! He also has a HUGE sweet tooth! So, I will enjoy looking at yours.

    XXDenise

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  39. What a great idea! I love to use candy in my decor, expecially in the kitchen. At Christms I have strands of gumdrops that I put up. I am going to have to do this once I have a bit more time and am not trying to sell a house and move. So cute!

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  40. Wow! That's a lot of love there. :O)

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  41. Oh how adorable! How long did this take? I'm thinking an evening in front of the tv would be fun ;)

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  42. Bookmarking this one!!! What a fun project to do with my Littles! They are too young for needles (2 and 3) but this will be a GREAT pattern exercise. We're going to do a mix of Pumpkins and Candy Corn. : ) I'm wondering...how well did this hold up from last year? (Or did you chunk it at the end of the season?)

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  43. PS - DEFINITELY a follower now, btw! I would love a follow-back at The Crafty Charlestonian

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