Friday, October 24, 2014

Trash to Treat: Candy Corn Pumpkin Stands


Candy Corn Pumpkin Stands

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love candy. Halloween is a tempting time for me because it ends up being such an all out treat fest. I decided this year that I wasn't buying candy for trick or treaters until the morning of Halloween because if it's in the house, I'm eating it.

So it's no surprise that when I looked at this black Ikea FNISS trash can, I saw an upside candy corn. Can you see it?



Trash bin upside down plus orange, white, and yellow paint, equals candy corn!

Candy Corn Pumpkin Stand


The trash cans were already being used for plant stands so my candy obsession is only partially to blame. Over the summer I bought two for $1.49 each and used them as stands for ferns on either side of the front door. They're just the right height for our entry and much cheaper than any other planter or stand available.


Trash Can Candy Corn Pumpkin Stand

I knew they could double as pumpkin stands for our carved jack-o-lanterns and again as stands for our fall mums.



Because the can is a series of rings that act as a guide, painting the three sections was easy and I rolled it on without taping. 

Front Door Candy Corn Decorations


I'm already planning my red and white striped candy cane Christmas tree bases!



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