Candy Corn Inspired Tablescape + a Starburst Wrapper Napkin Ring Tutorial

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Candy Corn Inspired Tablescape + a Starburst Wrapper Napkin Ring Tutorial

Fall is FINALLY in the air (it was actually 65 this morning when I dropped the kids off!) and that means I’m ready to bust out the Fall and Halloween decor to get the house ready for the kick off of the holiday season.

It doesn’t matter that it’s still 80 degrees in the afternoon. It’s time to push Summer aside and welcome Fall with open arms.

Last year I made these candy corn candles so this year I wanted to create a full tablescape inspired by them.

Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam's Club

Luckily I just picked up a Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam’s Club for Trick or Treaters so I channeled by my inner middle schooler and grabbed a few packs of Starbursts.

Did you make Starburst wrapper chain bracelets when you were younger? It was always a fun way to pass the time during lunch with my friends. We’d add to ours each day.

Candy Corn Starburst Wrapper Napkin Ring Tutorial - unwrapping candies

By using the wrappers I made a chain of wrappers into a starburst wrapper napkin ring. And since I couldn’t eat all of the candies (I really don’t care for the yellow or orange anyway – can you tell I snuck a few red and pinks?) I decided to use the candies to create a candy corn centerpiece along with the two candy corn candles I made last year.

Candy Corn Inspired Tablescape + a Starbursts Wrapper Napkin Ring Tutorial - candy corn centerpiece

I grabbed the original Skittles packages from the box and dumped them into a bowl to let my kids sort them by color. The kids had a blast helping out and didn’t even sneak one piece while finishing their task.

By layering the orange and yellow Starbursts and Skittles in a vase and topping with a white candle I was able to create a candy corn vase to go in between the other candles.

Candy Corn Inspired Tablescape + a Starbursts Wrapper Napkin Ring Tutorial - candy corn candles

And candy corn isn’t the only thing you can make with your skittles and starbursts!

Here is a Frankenstein inspired candy dish I added to the table for guests to nibble on. Green on the bottom and purple on top for the hair.

I also considered getting more orange skittles and adding green to the top for pumpkins.

Candy Corn Inspired Tablescape frankenstein inspired decor with skittles

I found it quite easy to incorporate the candies and wrappers into this candy corn inspired tablescape and cannot wait to plan a candy-themed fall party for my playgroup using these ideas.

Once I started to think of ways to incorporate the two I was able to think of a handful of ideas to create even more with candy.

I plan on using some of the Skittles to outline placecards (superglued onto the placecards) in alternating oranges and yellows and creating little treat bags out of the Starburst wrappers for each guest. I’m sure they’ll love it!

Candy Corn Starburst Wrapper Napkin Ring TutorialCandy Corn Starburst Wrapper Napkin Ring Tutorial - step by step

Candy Corn Starburst Wrapper Napkin Ring Tutorial

What you need: 

  • orange and yellow Starburst wrappers from ~ 6 Starburst packages
  • stapler

What you do (see photos for step by step help): 

  1. Place yellow Starburst wrapper color side down and fold in half lengthwise (hot dog).
  2. Fold long sides of wrapper towards the center of the wrapper parallel to the crease and press down along the edge.
  3. Fold long sides of wrapper again towards the center parallel to the crease.
  4. Fold in half lengthwise (hot dog).
  5. Fold in half width wise (hamburger).
  6. Fold each side into the middle.
  7. Fold in half putting sides into the middle.
  8. Repeat with an orange Starburst wrapper.
  9. Grab one of the pieces and slide into the second piece in between the gaps made by the folds to start a chain.
  10. Repeat until you have a long enough chain for your napkin ring.
  11. Attach ends together by tucking one side into the the other and stapling the two ends together.

Slide napkin ring holder onto cloth napkin and add to your tablescape!

Candy Corn Inspired Tablescape + a Starburst Wrapper Napkin Ring Tutorial plates and napkin

Do you decorate with candy or candy wrappers?

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  1. Oh my heart! Can you come decorate my table! That looks awesome! i never thought to use the wrappers like that. And I love the candle holder with the Skittles and Starbursts to mimic a candy corn!

  2. This is the perfect Halloween decoration! Not only is it Fall colors, but it features two of my favorite candies of all time. Thanks for sharing!! #client

  3. What a genius idea! I love how fun and colorful this is! #client

  4. That is just so cute and even a Pinterest-failer like me could do it. Thanks Danielle. You’re good. 🙂

  5. I can’t get enough of you and your ideas!

  6. You did it again, Danielle, and completely WOWed me! I love candy corn , but really love all the colors you have going on here an how well you capture the fun of Fall.

  7. Candy Corn is my all time favorite!!! And what a crafty thing you did with all those wrappers. Wow! Looks like you’re set for Fall!!

  8. Super cute!

  9. that is SUPER cute and such a great way to keep things out of a landfill! LOVE it!

  10. I don’t think the title of your article matches the content lol. Just kidding, mainly because I had some doubts after reading the article.


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