Does anyone actually eat candy corn, or is it just for crafts and DIY projects? Whatever people do with candy corn, they do a lot of it: According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds of candy corn are sold annually. That’s a lot of kernels…so plug in those glue guns and get crafty!

Candy Corn Flowers & Drinks

Here is a Halloween decor idea and two candy-corn-inspired beverages for young and old ghouls and goblins alike.

Fresh flower candy corn centerpiece

Candy Corn decorations with candy corn Flower Arrangement

The simple geometric shape of this candy corn creation makes this a very easy DIY. And carnations are available naturally in all three colors, so no spray painting is necessary.

What you need

  • Floral foam
  • Carnations (12 orange, 14 yellow, 10 white)
  • Plate


  1. Choose a floral foam to use. (I opted for the sculpting sheet with the styrofoam back, as I wanted the candy corn arrangement to be a substantial size, and the styrofoam back gives the foam more support.)
  1. Make a template using a piece of copy paper, and cut out your candy corn shape from the larger piece of foam.
candy corn decorations with floral foam
  1. Drop the foam into a sink filled with water. As the foam absorbs the water, it will slowly fall to the bottom of the sink. Remove and place it standing upright on a plate with a small rim.
candy corn decorations Cutting Stems on an Angle
  1. While the foam soaks, prepare your flowers by cutting the stems to about 2 inches long using a sharp cutting shears and cutting on an angle. (The number of carnations in the supply list is for an arrangement that is approximately 11″ x 8.5”. This is a one-sided arrangement and should be placed in a location where it will be viewed from one side only.)
candy corn decorations with 2 Rows of Yellow Carnations
  1. Starting at the bottom, insert two rows of yellow carnations.
candy corn decorations two rows of orange carnations
  1. Then add two rows of orange carnations.
  1. Finish the top off with the white carnations. Now, your candy corn creation is complete!

Candy corn beverages

Soda Mason Jar Drinks

These adorable candy corn soda pops couldn’t be easier to make. Put a few pieces of cut-up pineapple in a small mason jar, fill the jar to the top with orange soda, and finish with whipped cream and a few pieces of candy corn.

For something with a little more kick, go with a candy corn cocktail served in a martini glass.

Candy Corn Cocktail

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 drink


  • 1-1/2 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • 3 ounce sour mix
  • 2 ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • Whipped cream (for topping)


  • Combine vodka, sour mix, and pineapple juice in shaker with ice, and shake well.
  • Pour mixture into a martini glass.
  • Slowly pour grenadine into mix so it settles to the bottom.
  • Top with whipped cream.
  • Optional: Garnish with coordinating sprinkles.
Course: Drinks

Julie started her career in the floral industry over 30 years ago in a small, family-owned flower shop. From floral designer to author and lifestyle expert, her insight has been instrumental in developing the brand. Representing the company’s floral lifestyle vision, Julie has shared her talent and passion in numerous television appearances and national magazine features. She is an active fundraiser and longtime friend of IGHL, a group dedicated to facilitating a more independent life for developmentally challenged adults.

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