I’m lazy on Halloween.
Yep, I’m that house…where if anyone comes to the door after the God forsaken hour of 8:00 I don’t answer the door. If you don’t hit us between 4:30-7:45 you are outta luck.
Because, you know, handing out the candy is fun the first hour…then the second it tends to get a little repetitive. “Oh look! A Princess!”, “Oh look! A Transformer!”
But by the third hour, I have usually had it. I know, I’m a grump.
But honestly, the only kids you get at your door after 8:00 are the teenagers, and frankly I do not like giving candy to them. Their costumes are usually lame and the girls are already starting to wear the hugely inappropriate adult female costumes that are on the market. Slutty Cat? No thank you. Slutty Cats deserve no candy.
So I have an answer. A solution, if you will.
Kids can grab a piece or two and be on their way, all without ringing the door bell and making your dog bark like a maniac.
This is a one-up to the candy bowl left on the front step…because you can make it way in advance and use it to decorate your front door for weeks before!
I am all about double duty. Yes, I just said duty.
- 2-3 pounds of candy. (Candy that is wrapped like a Tootsie Roll, or Hard Candy works best.)
- A wire hanger
- thin floral wire
- wire cutters
Bend your wire hanger into a circle and using your wire cutter snip off the top of the hanger. Loop the ends of the hanger and fasten together to create a circle.
Next start attaching your candy.
Just start looping the wire around the ends of the candy. Once you get 10 pieces or so on, push all the candy together, to create a full look. Repeat this until you have your entire hanger covered. Snip your floral wire when you’re finished.
Now, you will want to hang it…You can do it a few ways. You can attach a ribbon to the top and hang it like this…
Or you can hang it directly on you door hanger, which is what I did. I tied a ribbon on my door hanger. Either way works.
**Tip ~ When you attach the ribbon to hang, or hang it on your door DON”T put the top of the hanger at the top. Turn the wreath 45 degrees and hang it at the “15 minute mark”. It will help the wire hold it’s shape better.