This idea I thought was so cute and so easy! I had Pat cut down a branch from our tree out front and I bought a cheap vase at Pat Catan's and some styrofoam. Pat trimmed down the styrofoam to fit in the vase (isn't it funny how "my projects" always become "our projects?" Funny for me, anyway). I then stuck the branch into the styrofoam and filled the vase with candy corn. I glued some pieces of candy corn to the branch and then used some cheap garland I bought on clearance at TJ Maxx a few years ago for some added decoration. I really wanted to add some little ghosts made out of Kleenex but Pat and I decided that would be just too tempting for Grady to resist. Sticks and Kleenex...two of the staples to his diet. :)
This was another really cheap and easy centerpiece idea. I bought the glass containers at Pat Catans for dirt cheap and the candy corn was only $.79 a bag. For both projects I think I used between 4-5 bags of candy corn. And lucky for me, Grady is not interested in eating candy corn at all. That would be a little too normal for his taste (literally) since it is FOOD. He'd rather stick to things like socks and underwear.
I got this big vase as a wedding gift and I want to try and change it with the seasons.
Grady wanted to get in on the festivities, too!