Halloween Crafting with Starburst and Skittles

Monday, October 13, 2014

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I love everything about Halloween, and my sweet tooth definitely loves the candy part.  This year I've been loving incorporating some of my family's favorite candies, Starburst and Skittles, into our decorations. 

We have always done our porch decorations very cutesy, but this year our older boys decided to step it up with a more grown up theme so we bought a life-size skeleton and switched to a mostly all black and white color scheme.  But we still have a couple of little guys here too so I decided to add in some color with some of our family's favorite sweets, Starburst and Skittles. 

I bought a Skittles & Starburst 30 pack from Sam's Club.  With 30 individual packages of candy for under $15, it was a huge amount of crafting candy {plus plenty extra too!}

Sam's Club has an AMAZING selection of candy, and on a side note, it also has SO many awesome toys for Christmas right now.  If my boys weren't with me, I could've knocked out most of our Christmas shopping in a single trip! 

First I made this colorful "Starburst" decoration.  I call it a Starburst because it reminds me of a star, but it's actually made with Sour Skittles.

I love it because it looks pretty impressive, but in reality it was super easy to make.I used a piece of round, flat floral foam along with some black & white paper straws and a piece of green card stock paper (all of these items can be found at your local craft store).  I simply traced the floral foam onto the green paper, then cut out the paper.

The paper was a tiny bit smaller than the floral foam, but I didn't worry much about that because I knew when I finished that area would be mostly covered.

Then I cut the paper straws in half and just pushed each of them into the side of the floral foam, leaving about an inch in between each straw.  I then glued on Sour Skittles onto the green paper and added a little "No Tricks, All Treats" sign that I made on my computer.  The spider was a porch decoration that I added on top of the part where the paper didn't quite cover the floral foam. 

Next I filled some cute glass jars with a variety of Starburst and Skittles from the box I bought at Sam's Club- tropical Starburst, Origingal Starburst, Original Skittles, Sour Skittles, Dark Side Skittles... it's a great variety box.

Then I thought that our Mr. Skeleton could use a little bling, so I made him a Candy Necklace using Starburst, clear plastic wrap and twine.  

It was my first time ever making one of these Candy Necklaces, but it was super easy and took just a couple of minutes.I just laid out a piece of plastic wrap {about 12 x 12 inches} on the table, laid out Starburst candies about an inch and a half apart, then carefully rolled up the plastic wrap.  

Once it was wrapped, I tied on a piece of twine between each Starburst.

And because the box of Starburst and Skittles was so packed full of candy, and also because we live on a tiny little road where we get only a handful of Trick or Treaters, I put a little twine & label on the extra candies to hand out. Yes, we are one of those houses... we give out full-size candies here!

So come on over to Gallamore West... 
we're a NO TRICKS, ALL TREATS house.  

Happy Halloween! xoxo

Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus said...

I love the candy necklace! It's so much fun! I think I want to wear one myself!

Unknown said...

Love the decorating! So creative and fun.

David @ Spicedblog.com said...

What a fun craft idea for Halloween! I love Skittles and Starburst, and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays...so the chance to combine these two is pretty much perfect. That skeleton looked like he (or she) was pretty happy with the all the Starburst around, too! #client


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