Take a minute and think “Halloween.” What are the first three things that come to mind? Odds are, candy is on that list. If not, it will be now. Here are several ways to craft with candy boxes that are sure to make your October even sweeter.
I was delighted to share this one on BHG.com (Better Homes and Gardens). You can read the details here.
Inspired by my big wreath, I wanted to make a bitty candy wreath. This time, the candy is still in place (the boxes on the big wreath are empty, I’m sorry to say). To begin, I tied ribbon around a flat chipboard(ish) wreath base.
I then used hot glue to add a base layer of candy.
When it comes to chocolate, I’m all for a second serving. Glue on bitty candy bars and peanut butter cups. This would be a fun treat to take to someone at work, school, church… anywhere, really. After all, who doesn’t love chocolate?
OUR PATCH KIDS ALBUM
Cover the S in Sour Patch Kids, and what do you have? Our Patch Kids! Seems the perfect foundation for a mini album about your pumpkin patch adventures.
To alter the box, I simply added some decorative tape and covered the S with a pumpkin pin and a wood veneer pumpkin, both from Target.
I created a page for each year of our pumpkin patch fun since having kids. This is a super simple way to document a theme. Plus, the sturdy candy box keeps the pages protected, just as an album would.
TIP: Opt for a box that contains wrapped candies. The Sour Patch Kids come bagged, so it’s a clean container for my album.
MORE ON STUDIO 5
To see more ways to craft with candy, check out my Studio 5 segment. I had a special helper today. Maggie tagged along to "the TV." It was fun having her there. :)
You can catch my segment tomorrow (Sept. 26) at 11AM on channel 5 (if you live here in Utah). Otherwise, you can watch live streaming or view it on their site later. Thanks for your interest!
Here’s to a sweet fall, friends!