Make your own Candy Corn Wine Bottles

DIY candy corn bottle made from a wine bottle

If Halloween had a mascot, it would be candy corn.  I can’t think of any other color combination that takes you back to your childhood as instantaneously as the bright yellow, orange and white of the candy corn.  You could break off the white tips and have a handful of fake teeth or bite the yellow parts off and make corn kernels.  You could eat each color separately or pop the whole thing in your mouth.  A bit firm on the first bite, then chewy, then melt-in-your-mouth gooeyness.  Oh how I love me some candy corn.  So what could possibly be better than those little candy colored corns? Duh….GIANT candy colored corns of course!

What I like most about this project is that you can make a super cute Halloween centerpiece, with minimal effort and money, $12 total, or less if you own an arsenal of spray paint cans like I do.

Step One: Find a good husband that likes to drink wine.

Step Two: Make sure you plan ahead, so said husband doesn’t have to drink all 3 bottles in one day.

Step Three:  Soak wine bottles in soapy hot water for a few hours, then scrub off all the labels.  Make sure to remove any residual foil that might be left around the neck of the bottle.  Dry the bottles and then wipe them down with windex.  Wear gloves while doing this.  You want to remove any residual oil from the bottle that may have been left by your hands when drying the bottles.  Spray paint doesn’t stick well to an oily surface.

Step Four:  Spray the entire bottle white.  I wanted my bottles to be shiny, so I used all glossy colors.  For the white I used: Rust-Oleum Stops Rust White Gloss Protective Enamel Spray Paint, but you can really use any spray paint brand and finish (glossy vs. satin).  Let the white paint dry for 1-2 hours.

Step Five:  Spray the middle section orange.  I used Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Orange Gloss Protective Enamel Spray Paint.  If you accidentally spray a little higher than you wanted with your orange, no worries.  Just grab your white spray paint and re-spray over the orange.  Let the orange paint dry for 1-2 hours.

Step Six:  Spray the bottom section yellow.  I used Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Yellow Gloss Protective Enamel Spray Paint.  If you sprayed your yellow a little too high, again no worries, just re-spray over it with your orange.

Step Seven:  Place the bottles on a tray and add some additional Halloween décor items such as: candy corn pieces, pumpkins, autumn colored leaves, etc.  and that’s it!  You now have a beautiful Halloween centerpiece for your home!

candy corn painted wine bottles as a centerpiece on a fall themed dining table
Author: Nicole Bolin