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Five Minute Fall Craft

Yesterday was the first day of Fall.  That means apple cider, pumpkin pie, and let’s not forget… Candy Corn!

I mentioned to a friend that, in a moment of weakness, I bought a jumbo bag of Brach’s Autumn Mix. (Yes, that’s the kind with the pumpkins.  They’re like 4 corn pieces in one and the most efficient path to a candy corn headache.  Y’all know what I’m talking about.)  Anyway, she says to me, “Make sure you seal the bag really well, or they’ll get all dried out.”  Well, I refrained from admitting to her that no bag of candy corn has EVER gone stale in our house.  But, in the interest of looking like I have some self control, I decided to find a cute way of storing, and sealing, the candy corn.  The result was today’s Five Minute Craft.

You’ll need:
A jar with a cork (preferably at least 2 inches wide)
A cabinet knob (mine came from Hobby Lobby)
A screw a little smaller in diameter than the screw on the knob, with wide threads
A screwdriver (flat or phillips head, depending on the screw described above)

Here are the steps:
1.  Open bag of candy corn.  Test a few to make sure they taste OK.
2.  Wash and thoroughly dry the jar and cork.
3.  Have a couple more candy corn, since the bag’s already open anyway.
4.  Find the center of the cork and use the wide-threaded screw to make a pilot hole by screwing it all the way into the cork.  Remove screw.

5.  Reward yourself with a few candy corn.
6.  Gently screw the cabinet knob into the pilot hole, and if the bolt on the knob is long enough, fasten the included nut and washer to the other end.

7.  At this point, one or two more candy corn can’t hurt.
8.  Tie a ribbon or twine around the neck of the jar.  (Mine says things like “apple pie” and “pumpkins” on it.)
9.  Fill the jar with any remaining candy corn.  Make a note to buy more at the store, since yours no longer fills the jar adequately.

Maybe this would be a three-minute craft if you have more self control than me and can omit steps 1, 3, 5, 7, and the second half of 9.  Happy Fall, everyone!

For another super easy fall craft, check out my no-glue fall wreath project!

Two Uses Tuesday Link Up #4 | Sarah Celebrates

Tuesday 28th of October 2014

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Stella Lee

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

The cabinet knob is shear brilliance I tell ya! I always find lifting the cork out annoying.


Thursday 23rd of October 2014

I know, right? Thanks for stopping by!

Beverly Roderick

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

Great idea! It's a really cute way to display the candy. I love your steps #1,3,5 and 7!


Thursday 23rd of October 2014

Thanks! Glad to find a kindred spirit! :)


Monday 6th of October 2014

My children would love this...any reason to keep extra candy corn around the house. :-) I enjoy fall decorations and this looks easy and decorative. Thanks for linking up at Click and Chat link up party.


Wednesday 8th of October 2014

Thanks Sarah!

Limeade Gal

Monday 6th of October 2014

Love this idea! The cabinet knob just perfects it.Thanks for sharing :)


Wednesday 8th of October 2014

Thanks! I'm kind of obsessed with cabinet knobs...


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