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Take your Halloween decor to a hauntingly new level with these spooktacular DIY Halloween Candy Ornaments. These bewitching candy-filled Halloween ornaments will infuse any festive setup with a delightful blend of spookiness and charm!

A group of cute DIY Halloween Candy Ornaments on a orange and purple background,

One of my favorite parts of Halloween, aside from the candy, of course, is creating DIY Halloween crafts! From wreaths to napkin rings, coffee mugs to cloches, Halloween is such a great time to unleash your creativity. Just look at these spooktacular DIY Halloween Candy Ornaments that I was able to make in mere minutes!

While this was the 1st craft I made with my Cricut Explore Air, today I’m sharing how to make your own bewitching DIY Halloween Candy Ornaments, with or without a Cricut so you can transform your home into a haunted haven with these fun and festive, easy-to-make candy-filled ornaments!

So, gather your candies, prepare your materials, and get ready to embark on a hauntingly fun journey of crafting and creativity.


If you haven’t yet read my in-depth review of the Cricut Explore Air, find some time to do so! This remarkable tool has left me in awe of its ease of use and versatility. You can create so many amazing crafts with it!

From cards to candy jars, Cricut has unleashed a whole new world of crafting and fun!

A candy corn filled pumpkin DIY Halloween Candy Ornament in front of several other candy-filled DIY Halloween ornaments displayed on orange and purple fabric.


Halloween crafting is all about finding the perfect blend of creativity and eeriness, and these candy-filled ornaments have it all!

DIY Halloween Candy Ornaments can be used for decorations, classroom parties, and even as goodies for Trick or Treat (if, of course, the parents know you)! And the best part is…they are not only budget-friendly, but they are so easy to make, it’s scary!

And if you don’t have a Cricut, no worries! All you need is a black and a yellow permanent marker or some paint for the faces, and you can make these creepalicious candy-filled ornaments, too!

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DIY Halloween candy ornaments pumpkin filled with orange candy.


Let’s make sure you have everything you need to bring these delightful creations to life. In this section, I’ll show you the supplies you will need to transform ordinary ornaments into enchanting (and edible) Halloween decor that will captivate everyone!

From assorted Halloween candies to clear ornament balls, below is a list of materials you will need to make these creative Halloween treats.

If you do not have a Cricut, you will still need everything listed above except the vinyl. You will also need either a black marker and a yellow marker or black and yellow craft paint.


In this section, I’ll walk you through the simple process of creating your own spooky masterpieces, from preparing the ornament balls to adding the candy and sealing them off. Follow these step-by-step instructions, and soon you’ll have captivating Halloween candy ornaments that will bewitch anyone who lays eyes on them!

Step One: Clean the Ornaments

  • First, wash the ornaments with hot, soapy water.
  • Rinse well and place them upside down on a rack to dry
Two clips holding painted lids for the Halloween ornaments.

Step Two: Paint the Lids

  • While the ornaments are drying, take the silver caps and paint them green for the pumpkins, white for the ghosts, and black for the werewolves.

Pro Tip

Use a binder clip to hold the clips while you paint them, and while they dry.

Faces for the Halloween ornaments cut with a Cricut

Step Three: Create the Faces

  • In Design Space, find the faces you want to use. I did a search for ‘jack o lantern faces’ and ‘ghost faces’ to find the ones I wanted.
  • Next, be sure to size the images to fit the size ornament you are using.
  • Then set the machine ‘vinyl’ and let it do its thing.
  • Once the vinyl is cut, weed the designs, then apply the transfer paper.
  • Lastly, carefully apply each face to an ornament.

Pro Tip

When applying a face to a rounded ornament, slightly bend the transfer paper and apply the middle part first. Then work your way smoothing from one side and over to the other side.

Bending transfer paper to make adding the faces to a round ornament easier.

For Those Not Using a Machine

If you do not have a cutting machine, use markers or craft paint to hand-draw faces on each ornament. Or, if you cannot draw (like me), do a search on Google for ‘jack o lantern’ faces and ‘ghost faces’, and download the designs to print.

Before printing, make sure you adjust the size so they are small enough to fit on the ornaments. Then print them on heavy-weight paper to create a template. You can then use that template to paint or draw the faces on the ornaments.

Step Four: Fill with Candy

  • Once the faces have been applied, fill each ornament almost to the top with candy.
  • I used orange M&Ms and candy corn for the pumpkins, white Sixlet candies for the ghosts, and brown M&Ms for the werewolves.
Ghost DIY Halloween candy ornament filled with white candies.

Step Five: Replace the Caps

  • Finally, add the lids back on the corresponding ornaments (green for pumpkin, brown for werewolves, and white for ghosts).

Step Six: Display!

Now comes the exciting part – hanging and displaying your DIY Halloween candy ornaments!

Whether you choose to hang them on your Halloween tree, place them in windows, or create a spooky centerpiece, these ornaments are sure to capture the attention of your guests and trick-or-treaters.

And that is it! Your DIY Halloween Ornaments are finished! Aren’t they fangtastic?!

A group of finished DIY Halloween candy ornaments including pumpkins, ghosts and werewolves.

Crafting DIY Halloween candy ornaments is a fantastic way to unleash your creativity and add a personalized touch to your seasonal decor. These spooky delights are not only a fun project to undertake but also a memorable way to celebrate the spirit of Halloween with your friends and family.

With these unique candy ornaments, your Halloween decorations are sure to be the talk of the town. Happy crafting!

Werewolf DIY Halloween candy ornaments filled with brown M&MS candy,


If you like this DIY Halloween Cloche, then I bet you will love these other Halloween crafts!

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I hope you love this DIY Halloween Candy Ornaments craft as much as I do! It was so easy and fun to make! If you decide to make this easy DIY Halloween decoration, I’d love to see how it turns out!

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DIY Halloween candy ornaments laid out next to each other on orange and purple fabric.



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Yield: 6 ornaments

DIY Halloween Candy Ornaments

Several DIY Halloween candy ornaments displayed on orange and purple fabric.

Elevate your Halloween decor with these spooktacular DIY Halloween Candy Ornaments! These candy-filled ornaments will add a touch of spookiness and creativity to any Halloween setup and are perfect as decor, party favors, and even candy for Trick or Treat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Paint Drying Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty easy


Using A Cricut or Similar Machine

  • 6 clear plastic round craft ornaments
  • 1 small bottle Green craft paint
  • 1 small bottle White craft paint
  • 1 small bottle Orange craft paint
  • Black self adhesive vinyl
  • Yellow self adhesive vinyl
  • 1 bag candy corn
  • 1 bag M&Ms
  • 1 bag white Sixlets or similar candy
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks - to seal ornaments if not eating the candy

Not Using a Cricut or Similar Machine

  • Everything listed above except vinyl
  • 1 small bottle black craft paint - to make the faces
  • 1 small bottle yellow craft paint - to make the faces


  • Cricut Explore Air or other machine
  • Paint brushes
  • Cricut tools for weeding


  1. Thoroughly wash the inside and outside of the ornaments then set them upside down to dry.
  2. While the ornaments dry, take the silver caps from the ornaments and paint them green for pumpkins, white for ghosts, and black for werewolves. Allow to dry.
  3. Find your faces on Design Space (or Google search if hand painting/drawing).
  4. Size the images to fit the ornaments.
  5. Set machine to cut 'vinyl'.
  6. Cut out the faces, weed them, then use transfer paper to apply the faces to the ornaments.
  7. Fill the ornaments with the respective candies: candy corn and orange M&Ms for the pumpkins, brown M&Ms for the werewolves, and white candies for the ghosts.
  8. Place the dry lids on the correct ornament, sealing with hot glue if you are not eating the candy.

Instructions if You Are Not Using a Machine

  1. Wash and dry ornaments.
  2. Paint the lids.
  3. Do a Google Search for ghost, pumpkin and werewolf faces (graphics or illustrations).
  4. Then you can either resize and print the images on heavyweight paper to use as templates, or you can paint or draw the faces on the ornaments.
  5. Once the paint has dried, fill each ornament with the correct candies.
  6. Lastly, add the lids, sealing them with hot glue if you are not eating the candy.


    • Use a binder clip to hold each lid as you paint it and as it dries.
    • When applying the face to a rounded ornament, slightly bend the transfer paper and apply the middle part first. Then work your way smoothing from the middle out to one side and then out to the other side. 

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Wednesday 7th of October 2015

You put a lot of work into these cute candy cups. I would use this for a party favor.


Wednesday 7th of October 2015

I'm so happy you like them! They really were not too hard once I got the hang of applying the vinyl! They were also a lot of fun to make!


Wednesday 7th of October 2015

Those are just way too cute! Thank you for sharing.



Wednesday 7th of October 2015

Thank you! They are so easy to make that kids can help, too!

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