Fun fact: the wreath in these photos is six years old! I felt like I had to share that so you’ll get an idea for how long this super easy easy DIY Candy Corn Wreath will last! Not only is it really easy and inexpensive to make, but you’ll be enjoying it for years to come.
DIY Candy Corn Wreath
This candy corn wreath was inexpensive and easy. This is a kid-friendly craft, making it a fun afternoon activity to do with the kiddos. And like I mentioned, it will last for years if you take care of it (although full disclosure…the colors will fade, and I ended up spraypainting it all gold when it was three years old…more on that below)!
Candy Corn Wreath Ideas
There’s a lot to love about this wreath, but my favorite parts are how EASY it was to make and how stinkin’ cute it is! Here are some ways you could change it up a little:
I love the cute “BOO” lettering. I picked up the letters on sale at Michaels, and they’re perfect. But you could easily use any saying, or leave the letters off altogether and have a wreath that is less Halloween, more seasonal fall.
Another thing you could do is add another layer of candy corn. I think another layer around the wreath, overlapping the seam between the two rows you see here, would be adorable!
Here’s another idea: paint the whole wreath! I actually did just that. After about three years, the wreath started to fade. I spraypainted the entire thing gold, and as I write my gold candy corn wreath is ready for Year Six.
Over the years, I’ve had a lot of questions about this wreath. I want to share the most common questions and answers with you here. Of course, let me know in the comments if you have a question I don’t answer!
Will the candy corns melt?
I live in Texas, where it can be really hot in October. I didn’t have trouble with melting, but the sun started to make the candy fade right away, so I have always hung it inside. We’re in a new house this year, with a shaded patio, so I will probably try it on the front door. At this point, the wreath has survived five years of hanging and two moves, so I am not worried it will melt.
Did you varnish it the candy corns?
Yes, I did spray it with a varnish. I was originally worried about ants in my house, and so I have varnished my other candy crafts in the past (like these m&m Christmas trees). However, I’ve never had an issue with ants so I don’t even know how necessary that step is. However, the varnish does add an extra layer of protection and shine.
How do you store a candy corn wreath?
I have it hung on a hanger with my other wreaths in a closet. This is where I keep anything that’s too fragile to go in the attic (basically, anything that could melt or be damaged by the God-forsaken Hades that the attic becomes in the late summer months). As a general rule, anything with food or wax stays in the temperature-controlled house.
How to make a candy corn wreath
Here’s everything you need to know to make your own candy cane wreath!
- Glue gun, if you prefer a glue gun to craft glue
- Paint the craft ring black and let dry.
- Apply a liberal amount of glue to a small section of the craft ring and start sticking on candy corns (alternating which way they're pointing).
- Let it dry.
- If you're going to varnish, spray the wreath now with a spray varnish and let dry.
- Glue on your letters and let them set.
- Add a bow to hang the wreath with.
- Hang somewhere and admire your handy work. Eat some candy corns to reward yourself for a job well-done (not the ones on the wreath, though!). 🙂