Friday, September 17, 2010

This might be kind of corny....

So..I had to create!
I had the itch!
The itch I get every year around this time.
It hit me when I went to dig out my Halloween books for TV.
I walked up stairs and told my husband it was time.
He looked at me kind of weird and said-Time for what?
I replied with a little gleam in my eye..
To create!!
He then rolled his eyes.
Whatever!
He just doesn't get it.
That's OK, he gets other stuff, so I guess I'll keep him!
Anyway-this is what I have been doing.

A candy corn topiary.
Really-it's so easy, a little monotonous, yet somewhat stress relieving.

This is what you start with.  Candy corn, Styrofoam ball, orange paint and your glue gun.


When I painted my ball-I put in in a cup so I would have something to hold it in place.
A med. size cup is the perfect size for the larger ball.
A top cut off small Diet Coke plastic bottle was perfect for the smaller one.


Tip-you will use more orange paint that you realize.
So..make sure that you have enough.


Snow conish-right?

Now comes the fun part.
Get out your candy corn and glue gun.
My glue gun is a low temp-it worked perfectly for this.
I also used 1 whole bag of candy corn for the smaller size.
By the time you pick through the broken ones-you have just enough



Start gluing. Tip up.
Keep going.
Keep going.
Keep going.

Eventually-you will end up with something similar to this.
Make sure that you don't cover the entire ball with candy.
Also-if you use El-cheapo candy corn-they break.
Just sayin.
I don't usually knock the dollar store-but...

I then glued my new corny spiked friend to a old candlestick that I had laying around.
Then I embellished with ribbon and tulle and this funky black, beaded stuff.
I love accessories.
Whether I wear them, or my corny creations do.
I'm not picky.

Finish it off with some glitter spray and
Voila!

Easy-relaxing and quick self satisfaction.
My kind of project.


Alright-I should shut up now.
Hope I inspired you to do something spooky!!
Happy Weekend!

Hooking up:


I'm off to make something else that I don't need.
Happy Creating!

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6 comments :

  1. LOL that's cute!! Husbands just don't get us sometimes :)

    xox
    Jen

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  2. Too.darn.cute...I'm heading out to get candy corn and I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love it! I just saw something like this in the BH&G magazine but yours is cuter :D

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  4. That is super cute! My daughter would still eat this up when I wasn't looking!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  5. TOTAL CUTENESS! Need I say more? Keep em' comin'.

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  6. That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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