Then to make it a little more festive, I added some vinyl that I cut out with my Silhouette Digital Die Cut Machine. I'm learning more and more each time I use it. Considering I've had it 3 years, I should learn how to use it, right. It was my first time cutting with the Quikutz vinyl, and I have to say it was quite nice. I've cut with other types of vinyl but with not as good results. I also learned that when you cut out an image, you can double cut it to get a really good consistent cut.
I bet you'd like me to tell you how to make it don't you! Well because I'm nice here's the instructions:
Foam Wreath (Check the $ store, I got mine from HL and it was pricey $8 pricey)
Black Duct Tape (About $4 a roll) you'll have extra left over for a friend or 2.
2 large bags candy corn (you'll get your fill from the broken ones, trust me)
Hot Glue Gun
2 yards of 2 inch wide ribbon for a long pretty bow (I only used 1 yard and it wasn't enough for a bow)
Start by wrapping the wreath with the duct tape all the way around. It doesn't have to be perfectly smooth, because there won't be a lot of the black showing when you finish.
Open the candy corn and hide, or you will be the most popular person in your house. It's like they can smell it a mile away. I said 2 bags because my husband and kids ate half of the other one so I didn't quite have enough to finish it from one bag. You also need to consider broken ones, and not so perfect candy corns. I was sick from eating so many broken ones by the time I finished. I got my fill for the year.
Lay out your candy corns in a design across the wreath. This way you get an idea of how you want it to look. Refer to the pic of the magazine cover to see how they are strategically placed. Start your first row with the point going to the left and the next row to the right and so on.
Start gluing down the candies to the wreath. Be sure to glue them down good, because they can pop off. When you get all the way around, leave a space about 2 candy corns wide for the ribbon. Continue alternating directions of candy corn with each row. You will cover the top, front and middle of the wreath. It will get heavy as you fill it up. But oh it looks so cute!
Finish it off with a pretty bow and hang it from your door, window or wherever.
To hang mine, I took a decorative hook for your walls, and hung it from the top of the window
well area. I had to use longer screws for it so that it had a good hold, and move my blinds back 3/4" of an inch. But I like that there's a hook there all the time to hang a wreath from or lights. Nobody can tell there's even a hook there because the blinds cover it.
Let me know what you think.