How to Wear Your Candy on Halloween

Three candy DIYs that are easy and sweet!

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The abundance of candy is one of the highlights of Halloween, if you ask us, anyway. Aside from the joy we get from consuming it, crafting with it is a top favorite. This year, in lieu of indulging in your typical share of sweets, why not incorporate them into your costumes instead? Here's how.

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Bib Necklace

Materials

  • Foam paper
  • Ribbon
  • Candy
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
Instructions
Trace out the shape of your necklace on the foam paper, and cut out.

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Punch holes at the top of the shape and lace your ribbon through, tying knots in the end to secure it.

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Lay out the candy in your desired design on the bib and hot glue in place.

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Tip: We found that gum balls cut in half, Sixlets, jordan almonds, rock candy, and licorice worked really well!

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Candy Crown

Materials

  • Wire (one thicker gauge and one thinner)
  • Floral tape
  • Leaf ribbon
  • Wrapped candy
  • Bobby pins
  • Wire snips
  • Needle Nose Pliers

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Instructions
Wrap the thicker wire (or use a thin headband) with floral tape to start your base.

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Twist the leaf ribbon around the base piece and fasten it with the thinner wire.

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Attach wrapped candy pieces on with thin wire. Place on your head and attach with bobby pins to hold it in place.

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Charm Bracelet

Materials

  • Wire bracelet base
  • Eye pins "1 (get it here)
  • Gummy candies
  • Needle nose pliers

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Instruction
Skewer a mix of gummy candies with the eye pins and lay them out in your desired pattern.

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Using the pliers, bend the eye open so you can hook it onto the base and then tighten it back in place.

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Continue until the bracelet is as full as you'd like.

Note: Be careful not to consume a piece of candy that still has a wire in it.


Originally published October 2016. Updated October 2017.


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Published on October 06, 2017 - 11:42am EDT

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