Monday, October 10, 2011

Candy Corn Tree

Yesterday I was sitting on my back porch staring at some dead tree branches my mom gave me trying to figure out what I wanted to do with them.  I knew that I was going to spray paint them black and put them in a pot but what else?  That really wasn't anything spook-tacular in my mind.  But not knowing where I was going with this, I decided to begin the project any way.  This is what I started with.

Some dead branches, black spray paint and this totally SPARKALICIOUS sparkle spray paint.  Check it out!

 If you have never used the Glitter Blast from Krylon before, you need to!  Go find yourself a project that needs a little blast of glitter (like my play on words I just did) and BLAST IT!  This stuff is so much fun!
I then put my branches in my "keep them from falling over" spot.  Yes, that is the technical term.  And started spraying away.  (Please ignore the dead grass...its been like a million days since we've seen rain here and that spot is a big way!)

At this point, I still have no idea what I am going to do with these totally cool and spark-a-licious branches...until... Mr. AKM walks out to take a gander at my branches while stuffing a mouthful of candy corn in his pie hole.  YES!  Candy corn!  For once, I did not tell him to STOP EATING THE CANDY CORN!  I grabbed my branches and ran into the house and discovered I can not find my glue gun.  WHAH?  Where is it?  the last time I saw it I had left it on the kitchen counter.  Shhh...don't tell anyone I admitted to leaving it out.  Frantically I search in all the places I was last working on projects.  Finally I painfully ask Mr. AKM if he might possibly know what happened to it.  Uh, yea, he says, "its in the office closet on the shelf where it belongs".  Duh...So I run and grab it to plug it in so that I can create this...
Isn't she lovely?  All the candy corn...its like a tree losing its leaves in the fall...the yellow and orange.  Can you see the sparkles?  Maybe this is a better shot.
I just randomly glued candy corn all over the branches and found a cute little pumpkin vase to put them in.

Stuffed some spanish moss into it to cover up the toilet paper roll I used to hold the branches up.  Oh, yea I did!  I stole that idea from my mom too! 

So what do you think?  So cute!  Personally, I LOVE IT.  Anything that has to do with pumpkins, candy corn and glitter is always a winner in my book!


  1. Hi Angi!! I just saw your post on Debbiedoo's newbie party! What a cute project!! You did a great job! I am a newbie, as well; and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!!!

  2. I would love to make this but I think my kids would pick the candy off & eat it :)

  3. Very creative you are!! This is really cuter. My young-ins (as in grandkids) would love it. Stopping by from Martha TTY.

  4. OK TOO DARN CUTE!!! I am going across the street for branches NOW!! Oh, and I have never seen the glittler paint either~~if I wasn't going branch hunting, i'd be buying glitter ~giggle~
    Visiting from Debbiedoo's

  5. haha your post had me smiling!! i def think those are the right technical terms :) i like the candy corn branches! and the colors are reminiscent of leaves!

  6. New follower (Lucky 13!!!) the limbs are tooooooo.....cute. Think I will try and save all the candy corn I have used in my candle holders. I can glue away next year early. Hope you will visit my site to see how I used the candy corn.

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity


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