How to Make Sriracha Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Whether you look forward to carving pumpkins to make jack-o’-Lanterns or for the thrill of pillaging the pumpkin seeds that await inside, many people look forward to pumpkin picking season. While we didn’t get our pumpkins from the picked-over pumpkin patch when we went to Louisburg Cider Fest for our annual fall frolic, we did make sure to carve the pumpkins we collected thereafter. And boy, was our tiny tot excited! He was very eager to get his hands dirty by reaching in and grabbing the slimy pumpkin guts!

Among the three roasted pumpkin seed recipes I tried, below is the recipe I loved the most. I do hope you try it and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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{How to Make Candy Corn Decor}

Perfect for fall, this candy corn craft is a super cute and simple decor idea that makes its debut in time for Halloween! That’s right. October doesn’t have to be the only month you display this yarn-wrapped styrofoam craft, but it may only take you about 30 minutes to make this giant candy corn yarn centerpiece in time for an All Hallows’ Eve party!

While I bet you could figure out how to make these candy corn yarn cones without instructions, below is the list of supplies and instructions.


Styrofoam cone(s) – can find them at Dollar Tree
Yarn in white, orange and yellow – thick yarn recommended if crafting with kids
Spray adhesive or hot glue/glue gun

Wrap three different colors of yarn around a foam cone stopping at the break points you establish.
Hot glue the ends of the yarn to secure each section OR use spray adhesive on the cone to secure the yarn before wrapping OR tuck the yarn tails in and keep wrapping sans adhesive.
For the tip of the cone, make a spiral circle of yarn and hot glue it to the top or use spray adhesive.

Nestle the faux giant candy corn in actual candy corns in a low-edge bowl (pictured) or in a glass hurricane. – OR –
Spray paint glass candlestick holders (from the dollar store) either black or white and adhere your candy corn craft on top! – OR –
Take a chopstick/cookie stick and push it through the bottom of the base and insert your candy-corn-on-a-stick into a small terra cotta pot, then fill the pot with faux moss.
And there you have it: a spooktacular DIY Halloween decoration! Whether you make it large or small or with a white button on top, this corn’s sure to be cream of the crop! [Sorry, a little corn humor there. Had to be a little corny for this post.]

If you like this easy yarn-wrapped candy corn project or want to show me a little love, please pin it to Pinterest using the image below!

How to Make Candy Corn Decor | {My Life Space Moments}
How to Make Candy Corn Decor | {My Life Space Moments} @lifespacemoment
Did you catch {My Glittery Halloween Chevron Wreath}? It’s not too late to make (or pin) one of these to get in the Halloween spirit either!

{My Glittery Halloween Chevron Wreath}
{My Glittery Halloween Chevron Wreath}
#diyfalldecoration #diyhalloweendecor #diycandycorndecor

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Eye Candy: My Glittery Halloween Chevron Wreath

{Halloween Chevron Wreath}
My crafty friend and I each made one of these chevron wreaths for Halloween! We found this awesome holiday wreath inspiration on Pinterest…I’ll admit that I might be a little addicted to that site but admitting it is the first step, right? [I’ll also admit I might have given more than one presentation on Pinterest in my master’s program. Just check out some of the Pinteresting stats I used in my statistics class and you’ll see why!] But if you want to participate in an intervention for me, you should probably take a look first to see how bad the problem is by clicking here to see my Ashtonishing pin collection. [A play on the word, get it? (Snickers to herself). Get it? Snickers? A Halloween candy pun! Ok, I’ll stop now. Sorry, that got out of hand.]

Tatertots & Jello came up with this spooktacular wreath and they have a simple tutorial you can find here to make one yourself! We modified ours based on the materials we found; for example, I used glittered bat embellishments that my hubby spotted for me at the craft store [and I sandwiched them back to back over the baker’s twine for stability], while my friend bought a larger wreath and cut larger bats out of glitter paper. In the inspiration project, she cut her bats with a Silhouette machine and then Mod Podged them and sprinkled them with black glitter. She suggests that you can also use a bat-shaped punch too, so there are many options!

I love this whimsical and modern take on a holiday that’s often steeped in traditional decor! Before All Hallow’s Eve, I’ll be watching for more modern DIY twists [coughs “Pinterest” to herself], and I hope to see you there before 10/31!

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