#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

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18 Comments

  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!

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