Happy National Candy Corn Day!

Candy corn pot © 2018 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.

Candy Corn Pots

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Candy corn pot © 2018 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.

The candy corn concoction was originally created in the late 19th century by George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company. The colors and shape was made to represent corn kernels and was initially called “chicken feed.”

Here is a craft made from terra cotta planters that I painted the classic candy corn yellow, orange, and white. When you mix candy corns and peanuts together, it tastes just like a Pay Day candy bar! And this craft makes a wonderful gift!

Ingredients

    Candy Corn Pots:
  • Terra cotta pots
  • Indoor/outdoor paint (white, jack-o-lantern, bright yellow, and black- for the face if desired)
  • 1″ paint or sponge brush
  • Fine detail paint brush
  • Blue painter’s or masking tape
  • Craft paint in white, yellow, orange, and black- for the face if desired
  • Clear glaze sealant (I like Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze)
  • 1 package candy corns
  • 1 package salted peanuts
  • Treat bags with ties

Directions

    Candy Corn Pots:
  1. Prime each pot with white paint.
  2. Section thirds with tape and paint accordingly. It make take a few coats to achieve complete opaqueness. Or leave it somewhat transparent for a more rustic look.
  3. Paint a cute face.
  4. Seal with a light coat of glaze.
  5. Mix candy corns and peanuts in about a 1:1 ratio.
  6. Fill each bag and place into pots.

If you make this adorable decoration and want to share a photo, be sure to comment and include your social media @username (links won’t be accepted). Also let me know if you have tried the candy corn peanut mixture before, it’s really good!

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