Halloween Candy Overload

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been eating WAY too much Halloween candy. These last three months of the year should be called the “Most gluttonous time of year”. Ack! I gotta get it together!

I spotted tonight the Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses at WalGreen’s. I totally resisted, but they were quite a steal at 99¢ for a bag. I love these things. I find that they are those LOVE/HATE candies. I personally love them, what about you? I love them so much, in fact, that I made a Mary Jane wreath last year out of them…see?

mary jane wreath

The other day while at Winco, the had so much cute bulk Halloween candy. It was the cheapo chocolates, but the packaging was totally spooky, creepy, and adorable!

Icky body party candy wrappers!

Cute and goofy wrappers!

Foil Jack-o-lanterns!


And I made an observation at the store…do you really think you’ll need energy shots after eating all this candy? I don’t think so.

Overall, my favorite candy at Halloween time is anything Chocolate! I love peanut buttery stuff and Mr. Goodbars! Yum!

What is your favorite?

Until next time Swellions!


Orange and Black Mary Jane Candy Wreath

spooky mary jane wreath

I think the orange and black Mary Jane candies are one of those things you really LOVE around Halloween when you get them in your trick or treat bucket or you really HATE. Personally, I really love them. Always have. So to honor this candy, I decided to make a fun and festive wreath with them.

Here’s how you make it!

Orange and Black Mary Jane Candy Wreath

–Black and Orange Mary Jane Candies (I used two bags purchased at Walmart for this wreath)
– Styrofoam wreath form
– wide black ribbon
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
– Glue gun

Photo by TiltShift Generator

1. Wrap the wreath with the ribbon, gluing in place as you go with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. I used Tacky Glue for this part cause sometimes a glue gun can get clumpy under my ribbon and I didn’t want that.

Photo by TiltShift Generator

2. Once wrapped, glue gun candies in place. I chose to do black and orange alternately. I did three seperate rings around the form.

Photo by TiltShift Generator

3. Hang and enjoy. It really is that simple!

Here’s a detail:
mary jane candy detail

And another look at the finished product!

mary jane wreath

Now the hard part will be making sure no one gets their grubby hands on it! But maybe that’s an ok thing?

I hope you enjoyed this craft as much as I enjoyed making it!

Until next time Swellions!


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