It wouldn’t be Halloween without a candy craft or two, right? It’s candy, candy everywhere you turn, and always something new, too. Last year, it was candy corn M&Ms. This year, I just heard about Starburst Candy Corn. Halloween candy is bright and colorful (and did I hear yummy?) — perfect for Halloween crafting and decorating. Today, I’m sharing a few Halloween candy crafts from years past, and several new ideas, too.
I’ll start with my favorite. I loved Marshmallow PEEPS as a kid, and now I think they’re a lot of fun to craft with. I’ve used the PEEPS to make holiday decorations for Easter, Christmas, and Halloween. Here’s the tutorial for the Halloween Marshmallow PEEPS Cones.
Over at the Hub Pages, Heather shares a Halloween Gumdrop Tree. The colors she uses are perfect for Halloween, and the PEEPS accents couldn’t be cuter.
Dum Dum Trees or Lollipop Trees are a great idea for a party centerpiece. Last year, I dressed up a Dum Dum Centerpiece Tree with googly eyes to make a Halloween Lollipop Tree.
I am always in awe of whatever Stephanie Lynn from the blog By Stephanie Lynn – Under the Table & Dreaming, creates. From her crafts to her parties, every last detail is beautiful. I should not have been surprised when she made this amazing tiered, Dum Dum Lollipop Cake. Wow! Stephanie Lynn points out that Dum Dum Lollipops are free of the top major allergens and can be eaten by many kids with food allergies. So, this “cake” is perfect for a special celebration if your little one has allergies, too.
Here’s another fun party idea – a Quick Candy Topiary. If you’re having a party, add it to your dessert table where it’s both decorative and functional. It’s a quickie craft — you simply pin your candies onto the cone of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. The pumpkin base is adorable, but if you don’t have the time, you can skip this step and simply display the cone without it.
The Autumn Candy Topiary is a variation that uses frosting to adhere the candies.
This year’s new candy, or at least new to me, is Starburst Candy Corn. Have you seen it? Tori Spelling is helping to promote the candy, and she shares her Chrysanthemum Balls made with Starburst Candy Corn, along with a few other projects. The colors are much softer and more muted than traditional candy corn.
Have you bought your Halloween candy? What kind did you buy? I confess — I have mine, but I try to avoid temptation by stashing my Halloween candy in the basement in a bag that’s knotted shut. Out of sight, out of mind, right? How about you?