This post has been sponsored by Brach’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
What a month August was! We sold our old house, moved into our new house, and had Ava’s second birthday party. Now that we’re in September, I’m excited to say we’re back in our normal routine. Ava started preschool earlier this month, I have my days to focus on work, and two days a week—she’s home with me.
With the holidays—starting with Halloween—right around the corner, I wanted to create fun little gifts for our new neighbors and Ava’s teachers. We’re BIG candy corn lovers, so we chose to fill our pots with a variety of Brach’s Candy Corn Varieties: Candy Corn, Caramel Candy Corn, and the Autumn Mix. I actually found all three at Dollar General! You can really choose any item to fill your pot with! Luckily, I had all of the crafts needed around our house but if you don’t have these crafts at home, you can stop by any craft store (full list below).
Dollar General had an amazing selection of Brach’s Candy Corn. I’ve definitely made one or two trips back to get more! 😊
Supplies needed for Candy Corn Friendly Pots:
· Brach’s Candy Corn – I went with the 3 different flavors: Candy Corn, Caramel Candy Corn, and Autumn Mix;
· Terra cotta pots;
· Acrylic paint – I went with white, orange, and yellow;
· Paint brushes;
· Black permanent marker;
· Clear candy bags;
· Black ribbon;
· Yellow pom poms;
· Hot glue gun.
How to make Candy Corn Friendly Pots:
1. Begin by taking any tags or bar codes off the terra cotta pots. Once you’ve done that, you’ll begin by painting the white stripe along the top portion of the pot. Once dry, you can either paint the yellow or the orange stripe next. It doesn’t matter what order you choose. I chose to follow the colors of the Candy Corn with white at the top, orange in the middle, and yellow on the bottom.
**Note: I painted 2 or 3 layers of paint for each color
2. Once your paint has dried, use your permanent marker to draw your eyes on. From there, use your hot glue gun and yellow pom pom and put the nose as desired. Once the nose is placed, use your permanent marker again to draw the smile.
3. Lastly, fill your clear candy bag with the Candy Corn Variety chosen. I chose to create one bag of each: Candy Corn, Caramel Candy Corn, and one with the Autumn Mix. I used one of Ava’s elastic hair ties to secure the bag and finished it off with a black ribbon.
These were super easy to make, especially for someone who’s not necessarily a DIY girl! I’ll definitely be passing these out to our neighbors and to Ava’s teachers for Halloween.
Are you a Brach’s candy corn lover? Let me know below!