I started with paper mache ornaments which I painted black and white pictures on using Cricut stencils.
Then I wrapped some wooden dowels with ribbon for a punch of color using my hot glue gun. (Tip: use a clothespin to hold ribbon in place at one end while you wrap.)
Next I inserted the dowels in the ornaments (paper mache ornaments are easy to puncture with a sharp pair of scissors) and secured with black electrical tape.
Then I tied various colorful ribbons to each wand.
I thought they looked pretty good standing in this popcorn bowl with (what else) corn holding them up:
And then I thought how cool it would be if they could stand on their own. Maybe in a glittered-up spool. Like this.
And maybe I’ll have to buy some candy, and then eat it, *just so I can use the wrappers*.
Whatever it takes for the craft, right?
What do you think? Do you like them better in the corn bowl or on the spool?
More fall and Halloween crafts coming soon!