Saturday, October 13, 2012

Countdown to Halloween- Candy Bowls

The other day I came across a couple of bags of old candy corn that somehow got missed last year.  Since it was old, I knew I would want to use it in a craft.  I then saw a few plastic bowls I picked up at the dollar store recently, which gave me an idea.   Why not decorate a candy bowl with the candy.

All you need for this craft is your glue gun and some varnish to coat the candy when you are done.

Since hot glue hardens quickly, you need to have the candy easily accessible.

Working row by row, I glued on each piece and lined them up as best as I could.  Once the glue cooled, I gave it a quick coat of varnish.  I might give it a second coat, I haven't decided.

I tried a couple of different ways to display my candy bowl.  I really like it on the candlestick I got at the thrift store.

I tried it on a small glass candlestick as well, but it didn't seem to pop as much.

I think I like it just by itself as well.  

Now if I would only stop eating the M & Ms!

I will be linking this Halloween craft up on these wonderful linky parties HERE


  1. What a great idea! The bowl is adorable!

  2. Genius! What a great way to decorate a bowl!

  3. Thank you both! For the record, I am still eating the m&ms. LOL@

  4. What a cute idea! I love it!! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social party and show off your amazing blog!

  5. Thank you for the invite.. All linked up!

  6. Very creative! We love having you at Whimsy Wednesday!
    Smart! School {House}

  7. Put new meaning to the word "Candy Bowl"

    Happy Halloween!

  8. hey that's awsome! Stopping by from Shine on Fridays

  9. Hi Pm, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from the Pinteresting Party.

    Great idea! The sahpe of the candy corn really lends itself well to arranging them that way.

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  10. What a unique idea! Thanks for sharing!


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