Thursday, September 30, 2010

Candy Corn!

I love decorating with stuff that can be used for multiple seasons and holidays. I love that instead of sitting in the attic for 11 months out of the year, that I can change some of my decor up and use it year round. So when I started working on new decorations for Halloween/fall I knew I could figure out a way to makes something that would work for Christmas, Valentine's Day, and maybe even Easter.

I started with some clear glass bottles that I have been saving for three years. I knew at some point I would find a good use for them:)
 I used my Cricut and cut out some vinyl letters.
 I used some transfer paper to attach the letters to the clear glass bottles.
 I lined the bottles up to make sure that the letters were even...the "d" is a little high, but not enough to worry about.
 I spray painted the lids white so they would match almost any holiday decor.
 Then I filled the bottles up with CANDY CORN...
 ...and lined them up on my kitchen counter.
This was a SUPER inexpensive project...all I really bought was the candy corn. Now when fall is over and Christmas decorations start going up, all I will have to do is empty out the candy corn and add in some red, green, and white M & M's!
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69 comments:

Chris said...

cute!

Heather said...

Love it!

Jocelyn said...

adorable! glad to see I am not the only one who saves bottles and boxes:-)

Kmama said...

I just want a fraction of your creativity. Is that too much to ask???

Amanda said...

So cute!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything cuter! I love candy corn..so I would have to use shorter jars (so you wouldn't notice that I was sneaking a few) :)

Kelli said...

I just love your talent and creativity. I love that you'll be able to use these for more than just one occasion!

Joy said...

So cute! Love that it can be used year round. I have been having fun with candy corn this week too. Come by and visit and link up with me tomorrow!

One Take On Life - Heather said...

What a great idea, you are always inspiring! But tell me....is it just decoration or do you get to eat it too while it is out? Because I think the people in my house would be eating it:)

Stephanie said...

Those would be empty at my house in a day :)

{Kimber} said...

SOOOOOOOO cute!!! love

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I LOVE it! I'm trying to do more with decorations that can be changed out too. It makes me so sad to pack everything away for months at a time.

Kelli said...

How creative and CUTE! :) Thanks for sharing this. I don't have a Cricut but I'm sure I can work around that.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Cool idea!!! Although, I think they would be empty in no time! ;)

Joanna said...

That is such a cute idea! Of course we would eat every piece within a few days. ;-)

For The Luv Of Boys said...

So cute! I know that my boys would have them empty within a week! Love that you can just change them out, though!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

As a candy corn lover, I can say that I really like your project!!! :)

Beth said...

So cute! Love how simple it is too! Thanks for sharing!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

really, really cute Kelli!

xox
Jen

Nichol said...

So cute! I really need a machine to do stuff like this.

Carrie said...

You are so so crafty...I LOVE it! That is super cute! I love bottles, and those are such a fun shape! the candy corn would not last long around here...we have a jar, and it I've already filled it twice! :) Fun idea...and it looks so pretty on the counter!

Kelly said...

Those are adorable! I LOVE your ideas! {you should write a book!} :)
Also, what brand Cricut machine do you have and do you like it, I am thinking about asking for one for Christmas.
(what kind of bottles are those?)

Dawn said...

so cute-great idea-thanks for sharing!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

This is such an adorable idea! I have zero willpower when it comes to candy so this would never work for me unless I was constantly filling it up! I commend you if you can leave this out and not eat it :)

Suzan said...

Great idea...thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Great idea. I love that there are multiple bottles so they make a statement! And genius to use a generic word at that so you don't have to change it with each holiday.

Kim said...

What a cute idea. I like that you spelled "candy", nuthin' like tellin' it like it is. :)

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

So cute!!!! And I love candy corn! Yum!

Kelly said...

This is exactly the kind of thing that I love. Easy-peasy, inexpensive, and unique. Now if I only had that Cricut!!! I've been dropping hints since LAST chrismtas.... surely my hubby with get the drift eventually. Right?.......

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Are you kidding me? So darn cute. I love the clean look of it and the kids will LOVE it!

Pam Emerson said...

Awesome! What an easy, cheap, chic project :) I love it!

Stopping by from mommaskindacrafty :)

Allie said...

What an ADORABLE idea! Thanks for the inspiration!
You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie Party!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Susieqtpies said...

Cute! I'm your newest follower from the follow friday hop!
Thanks for sharing your cute idea! Stop over and link up!
I can't wait to see what else you are up toO!!

susie http://goo.gl/syX1

Envy My Cooking said...

Found your blog through links! Love your blog!
If you ever need new recipes or want to be featured..than please come become a follower to see daily updates and email us if you would like us to feature you!!!

Kendall said...

Man, I really need a cricut!

-Kendall
{songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

this blessed nest said...

ha! i second the above comment. i need a cricut too!

such a colorful project. candy corn is so iconic for halloween. i always love any project that uses them!

thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!

kellie

Myya said...

Great idea! Those are super cute!

Sandra said...

That is awesome! I have tons of glass jars that I've been saving for something too. {But I forget where I stashed them.}

Red Head said...

I just love this! Are those chilli sauce bottles? The candy corn looks so great in them, what a great idea!

The Heaps said...

So cute and so simple! Love it.

Laura @ Our House of Joyful Noise said...

Clever, colorful, cute, and so simple!!

The Soladay Family said...

Love these! Simple and cleer!

Amber said...

So cute and versatile-I could even see these being used at showers and such.

Great idea!

LambAround said...

So cute (though I would be forever tempted to eat the candy and ruin my fun decor!)

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link to this on Not "Baaad" Sundays with LambAround :)

Alison said...

WOW! This is so incredibly genius!

He & Me + 3 said...

Love this idea. So fun. I so need to get me some of that cricut vinyl. FUN

Remodelaholic said...

Kelli- This is the COOLEST thing ever I love it, I can't remember what party i saw it on but I just started a new craft blog and would love to feature this is if you are interested. Let me know!

Cassity

Melissa said...

Brilliant idea.

My Little Cupcake said...

Cute idea! And, yummy too!

Michelle said...

I love this. Super cute idea! You are so creative!!!

- Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

Shannon said...

What a great and inexpensive idea!I love it!

Shannon

festiveworks.blogspot.com

leemeandthegirls said...

Just wanted you to know I featured your craft on my blog tonight. :) YOu can check it out here:
http://leemeandthegirls.blogspot.com/2010/10/why-didnt-i-think-of-that.html

Leah {Living Life Crafty} said...

How cute are those?! I love you blog and I'm your newest follower!!

Leah @: livinglifecrafty.blogspot.com

malia said...

love this! joining you over at the candy corn party... i'm your newest new follower (-:

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

What a darling idea, Kelly! So bright and festive! Thanks so much for linking up. :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, I love candy corn and I love this! I just clicked over from Tatertots and Jello and would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

Marieke said...

Hello Kelli,

I love love love this idea. Simply because you can use it for several holiday's. I've linked this idea on my blog so that the dutch bloggers also can get inspired by your idea.

Thanks again for sharing.

Marieke

http://gewoonmarieke.blogspot.com/2010/10/snoepfles.html

Carrie said...

Linked you up from He & Me + 3. You are a talent and a half. Who knew you could make candy corn look as awesome as you have.

Carrie

FrouFrouBritches said...

Fabulous idea! I love this project!

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Oh. My. Goodness. These are probably the cutest Halloween treats I've ever seen. Ridiculously cute.

Kimberly said...

what a simple idea that packs a big impact! Very cute and understated. I love them!

Mamarazzi said...

Heya, I just wanted to let you know i featured your DARLING candy jars on my blog.

come by and grab a button to brag about it!

http://www.ourdandelionwishes.com/2010/10/suhweeet.html

Arizona Families said...

I am so glad I saved my starbucks bottles! I'm off to do this one! Thanks!

Xazmin said...

Okay, I freakin' LOVE this idea! I am soooo stealing it!

Stopping by from Amanda's!

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

I *love* this idea...definitely going to keep my eyes open for some glass bottles before fall. Found this at Serenity Now's link up!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I bet I could replicate this with some mason jars I have in MY attic. ;) Such a cute idea, Kelli. You're such a creative mama. Thanks for linking up, girl!

Meri said...

SO cute! Great idea. Now I know what to do with all my empty Starbucks bottles...lol

Crafthinks said...

cute n adorable ideas

lovecrafts said...

Love it. great tutorial, thanks for sharing.

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