Sweet talk: Tutorials for Candy Bar Topiaries

Easy Halloween Candy Topiary

Make a Quick Candy Topiary for this weekend, and reuse the form for Thanksgiving and next year, too.

Does anyone else feel like they’re living in Candyland right now? Make the most of it by making a Candy Bar Topiary.  My next question – are these topiaries centerpieces or mini, candy bar dessert buffets? I say both, and who doesn’t love a time-saving, two-for-one deal? The Candy Bar Topiaries are also super easy and require no glue or frosting — yay, no mess!  (For a variation on a theme, check out our tutorial for how to make a Lollipop Topiary Tree.)

Once Halloween is over and you’re sorting through the “loot,” think about saving some of your candy stash to make a Candy Bar Topiary for Thanksgiving dinner. If your kids are old enough to handle straight pins, they can help out and make the Candy Bar Topiary/Candy Bar Buffet for you (just be sure you have a few extras for the inevitable snacking).

First up is a Quick Candy Topiary found on StyrofoamCrafts.com. In keeping with the season, the base is actually a pumpkin made from a ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Once the Quick Candy Topiary is picked clean, save the foam form and re-use it next year.

Dylan Lauren, owner of famed candy store Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City, demonstrates her technique for making a Candy Topiary on the Martha Stewart Show. For those who would like a little more instruction, Martha offers a video tutorial.

How to make a Halloween candy topiary

Martha Stewart shares a video tutorial for Dylan Lauren's Candy Topiary.

HGTV has Halloween Candy Topiaries in a black and orange theme. You can usually find bags of wrapped mints at various dollar stores, so the savings makes this version super sweet. (Note: HGTV spray painted the cones first; before spray painting, carefully read the can label to be sure the paint is safe for STYROFOAM Brand Foam.)

Halloween candy topiary

HGTV created a Halloween tablescape with several topiaries in assorted sizes.

And finally, for the fans of Lollipop Topiaries, here’s the topiary we featured back in June, created by Jillian who blogs at Meet the Dubiens.

Make a Lollipop Topiary

Jillian, who blogs at Meet the Dubiens, made this Lollipop Tree for a birthday party. Paint the pot black and/or orange and it's perfect for Halloween, too.

I hope your Halloween weekend brings more treats than tricks! We’ll be back to our Tuesday/Friday schedule next week, and we’ll be bringing you lots of creative, crafty ideas for the holidays. (And I think it might be time for a few giveaways, too . . .)

Happy crafting!


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