candy corn crazy

Candy Corn Crazy

Candy corn is (are?) the new black… 
Ok, maybe not, but you get what I am saying. 
 They have been everywhere and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon, but in a way I haven’t seen already. 
My favorite one is the smallest one, it is rosette inspired- do you get it? The taller two are made with scrapbook paper.
Click “Read More” for a tutorial on the little one, if you want a tutorial on the paper ones, leave a comment!

So, I knew that I wanted to make something candy corn related but I didn’t know with what so I just started looking around for materials that were orange, yellow and white. I found the usual suspects, fabric and paper. 
I was wondering how I could do something else with the fabric and then I was thinking rosettes, that sounded like a ton of work and not really something I could complete in a nap time, but I thought the the same technique might still work- here is how that went. 
First I cut up the fabric into strips, really it doesn’t matter how wide, the thicker it is the thicker the “rope” the thinner the cut, the thinner the “rope”.
I started with the white and knotted it at one end to start, in the end it might not have been necessary but it made it a little easier to get started.  
Then, I just hot glued and twisted as I went all the way around. Where one strip ends, I just hot glued another one.
I broke it up into thirds and just started the next color when I thought it looked right. 
On the top, I made a rosette with an extra piece of fabric. 
Isn’t it cute?!?!
 Here is a night shot because I am too impatient to wait to the morning to get a good shot before I posted.
 I still have 2 more styrofoam cones, I wonder what I will make next?

5 Responses to Candy Corn Crazy

  1. Kara @ Mine for the Making September 29, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    LOVE these! The rosette one is my fave too

  2. September 29, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    So cute! Must admit though, my stomach lurched when I saw your post ~ consumed WAY too many candy corns last night!


  3. Lindsay September 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    I think these little candy corn trees are going to be the ‘it’ project this season. :) I’ve already made some, only using yarn. I really like how you changed it up though. Leave it to my creative friend Michelle to put a cool spin on it. :)

  4. Kat from California September 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    Those are cute! My daughter says that she waits all year for candy corn. lol So as soon as it’s in the store I get a bag. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I’ll see you on the 8th and looking forward to meeting you too. Katharine

  5. Janlynn September 30, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    I love your candy corn. The twisted fabric is a great idea. You get texture and colour!