Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: #MMsGetCorny Candy Centerpiece {DIY Tutorial}

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

#MMsGetCorny Candy Centerpiece {DIY Tutorial}

I have a little, ok BIG, obsession with candy corn when it’s not in its natural state. Like, for instance, I won’t eat normal/regular candy corn, but put it inside some M&M’s Candy Corn White Chocolate candies, and I’ll eat a whole bag in a day. Not alone. My husband helped just so ya know.

Yes, we have officially bought FOUR bags of the new M&M’s I’m about to feature. Now, before you judge me, please know that 2 of these bags were for me to craft with. So, if mama told you not to play with your food…I’m gonna argue that candy isn’t food and you should play away . LET’S PLAY!!

What are we making today? A cute centerpiece that would be uber fab for Halloween candy buffets, school parties or office luncheons. It’s cute. It’s easy. I made it all while watching an episode of Glee.

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Supplies Needed:

  • 2 bags of M&M’s Candy Corn White Chocolate
  • 1 styrofoam cone (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
  • Mini adhesive dots (Like mini Glue Dots)
  • Embellishments (ie: flat back rhinestones, ribbon, etc.)

Step 1 is to sort your M&M’s by color:

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I made a little pile to the left for all my cracked ones that I couldn’t use. Feel free to eat them. I did.

Next I made a line of M&M’s down the center of the cone so I could have a template for my rows.

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I love the cool 3D effect the curves of the M&M’s create. Oddly enough, when I eat them my curves get bigger, too. Who would have known?

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My secret weapon to making this project super quick/efficient is using mini Glue Dots. No hot glue for this girl. NO THANKS.

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I applied M&M’s row-by-row. Don’t let the gaps in the styrofoam scare you off. You can cover those usually in the next row or if not stick some jewels on it. We’ll do that later.

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Finally, I am done applying all my M&M’s. Time to take this from corny to fab.

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So, I did what any girl would do. I added jewels. You all are lucky I didn’t throw glitter on it.

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Then I placed it on a glass tray I have, stuck on a spider, and marveled at my cute little centerpiece.

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I love it. I had a little bit of the M&M’s left over, so I plan on making another 2 so I have a trio. I would say each cone takes about 2 cups of M&M’s, but I do highly recommend purchasing 2 bags to eat because you need a lot of orange and yellow since those colors require more M&M’s. This could also make a great craft to do with kids. You can incorporate counting…how many M&M’s you eat, I mean use, in this project.

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Like my craft? Consider voting for it over on the M&M’s Get Corny website starting October 7th, plus you can look at many other craft and recipe ideas. The crafters/bakers really went all out for this project, and I’m sure you’ll find inspiration, too.

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Have you ever crafted with edible items? Have a link to share? Put it in the comments section.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #cBias

18 comments:

  1. Oh I love it. So Cute. The spider adds just the right touch!

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  2. Fun! Lots of topiary-type ideas out there with the M&M's! I love the bling & spider added to yours! :)

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  3. What a super cute idea!! I totally voted for you!

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  4. Cute! I think for the next 2 you absolutely SHOULD throw in the glitter! You know I'm all about the sparkle! Digging the jewels for sure!

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  5. My favorite part of this is "stick some jewels on it"...that is my new answer for everything. :)
    Very cute!

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  6. I love it! The spider is a nice touch. I agree - let's play with our food!

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  7. Wow!! So nice!!! Monica, I can't believe I've never visited before!!!! Love your blog!!!

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  8. That is totally cute and something I want to make for our party!

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  9. So cute! In may case, though, there would be no m&m's left to craft with.

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  10. you rock!!! this is awesome!!! good luck in the contest!!!

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  11. So cute! Love the idea and the little glam you added to it. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. This is such a cute craft. I think i could even do this with my little ones given most candy may be eaten in the process so ill probably need double the amount. I didn't even know there was candy corn M&M's. We use Glue Dots for most our projects to they work perfect for little hands.

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  13. Simply adorable, and so creative! Gets me in the Halloween spirit.

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  14. These are darling! My son would love to help me make some. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  15. So easy to make and beautiful! Plus you get to eat some M&Ms as well :)

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  16. So cute and easy to make with the kids! My girl would have a blast making this!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

#MMsGetCorny Candy Centerpiece {DIY Tutorial}

I have a little, ok BIG, obsession with candy corn when it’s not in its natural state. Like, for instance, I won’t eat normal/regular candy corn, but put it inside some M&M’s Candy Corn White Chocolate candies, and I’ll eat a whole bag in a day. Not alone. My husband helped just so ya know.

Yes, we have officially bought FOUR bags of the new M&M’s I’m about to feature. Now, before you judge me, please know that 2 of these bags were for me to craft with. So, if mama told you not to play with your food…I’m gonna argue that candy isn’t food and you should play away . LET’S PLAY!!

What are we making today? A cute centerpiece that would be uber fab for Halloween candy buffets, school parties or office luncheons. It’s cute. It’s easy. I made it all while watching an episode of Glee.

candycorn

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 bags of M&M’s Candy Corn White Chocolate
  • 1 styrofoam cone (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
  • Mini adhesive dots (Like mini Glue Dots)
  • Embellishments (ie: flat back rhinestones, ribbon, etc.)

Step 1 is to sort your M&M’s by color:

DSC_0138

DSC_0139

I made a little pile to the left for all my cracked ones that I couldn’t use. Feel free to eat them. I did.

Next I made a line of M&M’s down the center of the cone so I could have a template for my rows.

DSC_0142

I love the cool 3D effect the curves of the M&M’s create. Oddly enough, when I eat them my curves get bigger, too. Who would have known?

DSC_0145

My secret weapon to making this project super quick/efficient is using mini Glue Dots. No hot glue for this girl. NO THANKS.

DSC_0147

I applied M&M’s row-by-row. Don’t let the gaps in the styrofoam scare you off. You can cover those usually in the next row or if not stick some jewels on it. We’ll do that later.

DSC_0151

Finally, I am done applying all my M&M’s. Time to take this from corny to fab.

DSC_0154

So, I did what any girl would do. I added jewels. You all are lucky I didn’t throw glitter on it.

DSC_0163

Then I placed it on a glass tray I have, stuck on a spider, and marveled at my cute little centerpiece.

DSC_0168

DSC_0172

DSC_0173

DSC_0190

I love it. I had a little bit of the M&M’s left over, so I plan on making another 2 so I have a trio. I would say each cone takes about 2 cups of M&M’s, but I do highly recommend purchasing 2 bags to eat because you need a lot of orange and yellow since those colors require more M&M’s. This could also make a great craft to do with kids. You can incorporate counting…how many M&M’s you eat, I mean use, in this project.

DSC_0209

Like my craft? Consider voting for it over on the M&M’s Get Corny website starting October 7th, plus you can look at many other craft and recipe ideas. The crafters/bakers really went all out for this project, and I’m sure you’ll find inspiration, too.

image

Have you ever crafted with edible items? Have a link to share? Put it in the comments section.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #cBias

18 comments :

  1. Oh I love it. So Cute. The spider adds just the right touch!

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  2. Fun! Lots of topiary-type ideas out there with the M&M's! I love the bling & spider added to yours! :)

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  3. What a super cute idea!! I totally voted for you!

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  4. Cute! I think for the next 2 you absolutely SHOULD throw in the glitter! You know I'm all about the sparkle! Digging the jewels for sure!

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  5. My favorite part of this is "stick some jewels on it"...that is my new answer for everything. :)
    Very cute!

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  6. I love it! The spider is a nice touch. I agree - let's play with our food!

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  7. Wow!! So nice!!! Monica, I can't believe I've never visited before!!!! Love your blog!!!

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  8. That is totally cute and something I want to make for our party!

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  9. So cute! In may case, though, there would be no m&m's left to craft with.

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  10. you rock!!! this is awesome!!! good luck in the contest!!!

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  11. So cute! Love the idea and the little glam you added to it. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. This is such a cute craft. I think i could even do this with my little ones given most candy may be eaten in the process so ill probably need double the amount. I didn't even know there was candy corn M&M's. We use Glue Dots for most our projects to they work perfect for little hands.

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  13. Simply adorable, and so creative! Gets me in the Halloween spirit.

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  14. These are darling! My son would love to help me make some. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  15. So easy to make and beautiful! Plus you get to eat some M&Ms as well :)

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  16. So cute and easy to make with the kids! My girl would have a blast making this!

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