Monday, October 28, 2013

Candy Corn & Cactus Centerpiece

Do you appreciate awesome alliterations?
If so, then you'll like this aptly-named
Candy Corn & Cactus Centerpiece.
 halloween garden decor
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Frequent readers of Altered Artworks
know that I love working with Terra cotta pots.
I've used them for 
Here is one more project you can create using 
three varying sized Terra cotta pots.  
You'll also need yellow, orange & white acrylic paint,
decoupage sealer, foam brushes,
floral foam, E-6000 glue,
twine, Washi tape, ribbon, 
and/or any other embellishments of your choice.

Oh, of course, you'll also need candy corn.
Since I only bought (notice I did not say "eat")
one bag of candy, 
I filled the bottom pot with shredded crinkle paper.
And I planted a small cactus in the top pot.
Paint, decoupage and embellish the three pots,
following the traditional colors of candy corn. 
Place some floral foam inside the largest pot
so it sits fairly snug. 
Place the medium pot on top of the foam
so about 2/3 of this pot shows. 
Repeat with another smaller piece of foam
in the second pot,
and place the smallest pot on top of it. 
(This process is a lot easier to do than write!)
Use a bit of E-6000 to secure the pots in place. 
 Add the candy corn and shredded paper inside the pots,
filling up any empty spaces. 
If you do not want the candy to be eaten,
cover it with decoupage so it cannot be removed.
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That's it! 
Wouldn't this make a lovely
Cute Candy Corn & Cactus Centerpiece
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  1. Thanks for linking up, this looks fantastic, I have shared it for you!

  2. What a neat idea! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  3. Oh wow! This is one of the best Halloween decorations I've ever seen before. Pinning for sure :) I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:

  4. Very clever! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. Hi Doreen! What a creative way of introducing Halloween in the house decor using everyday objects! Love the idea! thank You so much for sharing at the Fluster Buster Party, Lizy your party co host

  6. Super cute! I just got the idea that I should make a cake like this next year!

  7. Oh wow! This is great! So creative!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesdays! We love having you! :)

  8. So cute! Love the little banner on the flower pot! Very creative! Thank you for sharing at Whatever Wednesday on Thank You Honey! Stop by this week for our NaBloPoMo Whatever Wednesday and link up you blog! Hope to see you there!

  9. Some fun ideas with the terra cotta pots. The little banner is super cute. I don't think the candy corns would disappear at my house very fast. I have never liked them. Love them for decorations though. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Love it, so much fun! Too funny about decoupaging that candy corn, but a good idea, plus it may just last for years that way! great to see you on craft schooling sunday!

  11. What a cute idea. Love the use of the candy corn. So inventive. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  12. What a festive centerpiece! You are so creative. Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Linky Party.

  13. Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated. Starting this week, we will no longer be visiting you, instead we will be pinning each and every link. We want to give you more exposure! Hope to see you again this week!!

  14. That looks super cute, love how creative you were with the candy corn and stacking the pots. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Sweet Inspiration party

  15. That is adorable! What a great way to decorate a table for a party. :)

  16. Fun and whimsical! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.


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