#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.


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:



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.


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?


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


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.


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


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


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





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.


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.


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



  1. Ellen
    October 5, 2011 / 3:17 pm

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

  2. Sara @ Mom Endeavors
    October 5, 2011 / 3:21 pm

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

  3. Anonymous
    October 5, 2011 / 3:24 pm

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

  4. Christy Lee
    October 5, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    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!

  5. Amy @ As The Bunny Hops
    October 5, 2011 / 3:30 pm

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

  6. Kathy Murphy
    October 5, 2011 / 3:40 pm

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

  7. Just Short
    October 5, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    Adorable! Gotta love glue dots 🙂

  8. Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com
    October 5, 2011 / 4:24 pm

    Wow…this is great! And I love the added jewels!

  9. Dariela
    October 5, 2011 / 6:05 pm

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

  10. April Decheine
    October 5, 2011 / 6:06 pm

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

  11. Bari
    October 5, 2011 / 7:43 pm

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

  12. Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva
    October 5, 2011 / 10:10 pm

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

  13. www.JusticeJonesie.com
    October 7, 2011 / 1:42 pm

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

  14. Ruby
    October 7, 2011 / 2:55 pm

    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.

  15. Sujeiry, 1st Lady of Love
    October 7, 2011 / 8:29 pm

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

  16. Whatever Dee-Dee wants
    October 8, 2011 / 8:25 pm

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

  17. Anonymous
    October 10, 2011 / 3:22 pm

    So easy to make and beautiful! Plus you get to eat some M&Ms as well 🙂

  18. Melanie Edwards
    October 10, 2011 / 6:01 pm

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