Yay! Fall is here. I sort of go all out for fall decorating. My kids love it. I love it. Matt tolerates it. More than anything, I love the memory making. When my kids think of fall, they're going to think of the smell of pumpkin spice or apple pie candles burning in the house... pumpkins every which way you turn... scarecrows and hay bales in the yard... and of course, candy corn.
We love candy corn in the Slaughter house. Well... we 'love' the white part of candy corn and 'like' the rest. Remember the white part bandit? And the apprehension a short time later? Well, hopefully that problem has been solved. And now I have a new way to serve it... a candy corn 'gum ball' machine.
I found this on The Idea Room. She is doing a fall idea link up party, and people way more crafty than me are submitting fabulous ideas. I found this one here. Again, this was NOT my original, creative thought. (I have to save all those I can for writing.) But it's super cute and super cheap, and I put it together in less than an hour.
You'll need a small ceramic flower pot, saucer, wooden ball, and glass globe. (I picked all this up at Joann's, but I believe right now the ceramic pot and saucers are 50% off at Hobby Lobby. My total bill was less than $6.) Also, you need a can of black spray paint, less than a yard of ribbon, and a bag of candy corn. (And you're still under $10.)
Paint the pot, saucer, and ball with the black spray paint. Glue the globe to the pot. (I used hot glue because I'm obsessed with it, but I assume there are many other options.) Also glue the wooden ball to the top of the saucer. Add candy corn inside the globe, top with your new lid, and there you have it....
A candy corn 'gum ball' machine. No coins required.
5 days ago