How To Make A Halloween Wreath: Eye Candy Tutorial

DIY Front Door Halloween Wreath Tutorial: Eye Candy

Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Kimberly Crawford

Tempt your sweet tooth with a colorful wreath that celebrates a Halloween classic. Try to resist taking a bite, though! These candy corns are made from painted foam cones.


  • Serrated knife
  • Wax block, old candle, or bar of soap
  • 9 —2 ⁷/₈x5 ⁷/₈-inch foam cones (we used Styrofoam)
  • Spackling knife
  • Lightweight spackling compound (we used Smooth Finish)
  • Sandpaper, medium and fine grit finish
  • Crafts paint: orange, white, yellow
  • Cardboard
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Decorative ribbon


Run a serrated knife across a block of wax, old candle, or bar of soap.

Cut each foam cone in half from top to bottom to make 18 halves.

Use a spackling knife to cover the curved front of each half cone with lightweight spackling compound, and smooth the finish as much as possible.

Let dry.

Sand each half cone with medium-grit sandpaper, then sand with fine-grit sandpaper for a final smooth finish.

Gently wipe away loose dust.

Paint each cone white; let dry. Paint the bottom third of each cone yellow; let dry.

Paint the middle portion orange, and leave a white tip; let dry.

Arrange the cones in a circle to form a wreath shape. Cut a ring from sturdy cardboard that is the size of your circle and approximately 3–4 inches wide.

Rearrange the cones onto the cardboard ring; secure each cone to the cardboard using hot glue.

Make a bow from decorative ribbon, and glue it to the front of the wreath as desired.

DIY Front Door Halloween Wreath Tutorial: Eye candy