This is so cheap and simple, I almost feel guilty posting it. But, sometimes there's nothing wrong with quick and dirty. I started with a shadowbox frame. If you're unfamiliar with the shadowbox, it's a frame with an inch or two of depth to it so you can put mementos in it. I've had this one for a while, but I'm pretty sure I bought it at the dollar store.
I bought a bag of Autumn mix at the grocery store for about $1.50. I took the back off the frame and laid it glass-side down. I meant to just dump the candy in and let it fall where it may. You might notice I couldn't bring myself to do that. In order to keep the candy from moving when I put the back on and picked it up, I made sure it was packed in tightly and the frame was completely full.
I planned to stick a cut-out bat to the front, but with its neat, little rows I thought it stood up well on its own. I also considered vinyl letters, which I didn't use, but haven't ruled out.
My favorite thing about this project, besides it's $2.50 price tag, is that I don't have to find somewhere to store it after Halloween is over. With its pumpkin and candy corns, I think I'll let it ride through Thanksgiving, then dump it out and fill it with Christmas candy. Or tinsel. Or ornaments. Nope...candy.