Head over to your local Dollar Tree and snag one a metal vase and create this adorable Candy Corn DIY that you’re going to love!
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Dollar Tree is a crafters heaven for the most part and depending on where you live, you may have a wide variety of options in your store. Mine tends to be one of those that is hit or miss, but these metal vases seem to be at all of them!
For this project, you’re going to want to grab one of the Metal Vases that is in the floral section of your local store. You can also find very similar ones at Wal-Mart
Here is what you need for this Candy Corn DIY:
- Metal Vase
- White Chalk Paint
- White, orange and yellow chalk or acrylic paint
- Variety of ribbons
- Button or embellishment of some sort
- Nail polish remover
With MOST of these vases, there is twine wrapped around the top of the vase (which will be our bottom). You’ll want to remove the twine and use a bit of nail polish remover to get rid of the glue residue.
Next, you’re going to want to coat the entire vase in white chalk paint. It MUST be chalk paint at this point. If you use acrylic, when you do multiple layers, it will smear and not look good at all. Speaking from experience here 😉
Once your bottom layer is completely dry, you can start on the layers.
For the candy corn layers, you can choose chalk or acrylic. Once you have your base, the top layers don’t matter. I used acrylic on the top for this project.
For the sections, I did not measure. I just eyeballed what looked good as far as spacing.
For the topper, I just gathered an assortment of ribbon that matched my decor and my style. I used some black buffalo check and then some orange and yellow whimsical ribbons.
For the black buffalo check, I took a long piece and folded it in half to create the partial bow and then hot glued it on top.
At this point you’re still going to see the tag stuck to the bottom (the top of our piece) if you didn’t remove it. I didn’t because it’s going to be covered for the most part.
The next step is created our messy bow to attach it to the center of the buffalo check ribbon.
Starting with a small piece of ribbon to tie your bow together, you’re going to want to layer your ribbon pieces starting with the piece you want to be on top. You are working backwards for this step.
Once you have all your ribbon criss-crossed in your layers, you can use your small twine to tied it together in the back.
Turn it over and attach a button or embellishment and then hot glue to the center of your buffalo check ribbon.