halloween crafts {coconut candy corn}

This is it.  My first ever, one and only, Halloween craft.
halloween crafts

I see Halloween crafts all over.  People are doing spooky mantels and spider webbed tablescapes.

And I’ve never even done a Halloween craft.  It’s really just not my thing.

Dumb question … is Halloween even a real holiday?  Where did it come from?  (Don’t answer that, I’ll google it if I really want to know.) Why can’t we just eat candy whenever we want to?

And do we really want to keep encouraging our kids to take candy from strangers?

Maybe that’s what the costumes are for?

I mean if you’re dressed like a zombie you’re invincible, right?!?!
halloween craftsMaybe I’m just misguided on the whole Halloween thing because I lived in the country growing up.

For Halloween we would get dressed up in our great homemade costumes, get in the car, and go to my aunts and uncles houses.

And my grandparents.

And a neighbor or two.

The highlight was always the neighbor we shared a driveway with.  Because my brother and I could walk up the hill to their house and they just left candy in plastic orange pumpkins on their porch steps.

One was full of Mounds and the other Almond Joy.

And they had a sign that said to please take just one.

And we would take 2!  Such rebels.
halloween craftsAnd I really had no intention of making any Halloween crafts this year.

But I was reading a post from my friend Cassie recently.  She updated this awesome coffee table.  ’Cause that’s what she does, awesome furniture updates.  But all I could focus on was her jar of candy corn.

I don’t even really like candy corn.

But thennnnn, I was clearing off our patio.  (I’m beginning to sound like the Old Spice guy. “I’m on a horse.”)

And I found these.
halloween craftsThey’re dried up coconuts.

We drink coconut water down here … out of a coconut.

And because it’s what I do, I saved 3 coconuts awhile back.  Not really sure what I was hoping to make.  No real plan.  Tossed them on the patio for another time.

Nature to craft … I’m a fan.  :)

So I read a post with a pic of candy corn then I cleaned the patio off with dried up coconuts in the shape of candy corn.

A few stripes of paint later … and you have the story of how 3 coconuts became my very first ever Halloween craft.
halloween crafts

And since I had the paint on hand this little Halloween craft was free.

You all know that’s my favorite price!

And don’t they look cute on my floating shelf with the palm frond pumpkin?  And the rest of the usual accents.  I probably should mix it up a bit, get myself some new accessories for that shelf I now have so much fun playing around with.  I’m quite smitten with this green jug and think these sphere finials would be a fun addition.  Options … I like options.  :)

And if you’re a fan of nature to craft projects too you might want to check out a palm frond pumpkin and a leaf wreath.

And I found an awesome branch the other day … you’ll just have to wait and see what becomes of that.  :)

And, if you’ve found this here blog to be at all creative it would be super cool of you to hop over to Skinny Scoop and vote for us to make it in the Top 25 Creative Blogs.  We’re a long shot … but rooting for the underdog is fun, right!?  :)

And what about you.  Are you a Halloween crafter?  Nature to crafter? Different kind of crafter all together?

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About Karah

I'm Karah and I'm so glad you're here! I'm a small town girl from the North East who finds myself moving around with my husband and pups every few years and constantly on a journey to make the most of every space we find ourselves in. That little space between what has been and what will be. It'd be so cool if you'd like to join us for the ride.
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28 Responses to halloween crafts {coconut candy corn}

  1. Really Cute … how clever. I made one of those palm leaf pumpkins and it is interesting, but not good. I plan to try another one soon. I have the pieces soaking now.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Thanks for visiting Timeless Treasures and leaving a nice comment on the old stool.
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

  2. Kristy Rohm says:

    I love love love those …Candy corn is my favorite but I only eat it at Halloween…wonder why?

  3. I am in the only one in my family that likes candy corn. The candy jar is slowing getting lower and lower and I snatch handful after handful as I walk by.

    Do you give out coconut water to all those little ghosts and goblins (or leave a bowl that says just take one). As a kid, my rebel friends and I dumped the whole bowl in our pillow cases (hey, I’m not proud of it)!

    Off to vote for your creativity!

    • Karah says:

      We are the ones who shut our lights off and pretend we’re not home. But we don’t have to do that here, there’s only trick or treating on specific streets. Phew! Freedom for us all who just want to eat our own candy. :)

  4. Thistle says:

    What a cute idea, karah! Coconuts to candy corn :) . And congratulations on your nomination!


  5. Jessica says:

    These are so cute! What a great idea!

  6. Gina says:

    That’s adorable!! Just like your pumpkin!!

  7. I love them! Too cute!

    We always did Halloween and trick-or-treating growing up and I loved it! Jesse’s family did church festivals and things, so it’s been interesting combining our traditions.

  8. The perfect upcycle for dried up coconuts ;) Really, those are quite cute and have a nice modern / graphic vibe … I can see they are candy corn’esque but I could also choose to ignore that and simply see them as modern fall color decor until the Christmas decor appears. I love the smell of candy corn but these days I don’t eat sugar at all and almost have forgotten what cc tastes like! My fav part of Halloween was trick or treating for Unicef … does anyone remember that? … I’d always talk the folks into doubling the money they put in my Unicef container if I didn’t take any candy!

  9. These are brilliant! No Halloween just means more candy for you:)

  10. Aww these are sweet! You have all kinds of cool local crafting supplies that we miss out on!

  11. sherry says:

    Karah, these are so neat. I’ve never seen dried up coconuts shaped like that…Like you, I’ve never done any type of Halloween craft and I’m not sure if I ever will, maybe next year ;-) . Thanks for sharing.

  12. These are super cute. What a genius idea to use those to make candy corn displays.

  13. Karah,

    Those are just so very clever! Love this idea. Now if I only had a few old coconuts lying around on my back porch …



  14. Marti says:

    Sooo cute! I love it! I have a craft party going on if you would like to be a part of. :)

    xoxo, Marti

  15. Rita May says:

    I can’t wait to get back to Florida and do this!

  16. So Cute! Still in awe of that adorable pumpkin as well! Have a great week!

  17. And to think that I grew up with coconuts and never in a million years thought of this over the top cute project!!…You are just way to creative Karah…and I am going over to vote for you now!!!! Congrats!!

  18. Debbie says:

    How cute are these! Great use for those old dried up coconuts…great job on your one & only Halloween craft.
    Debbie :)

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