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« on: May 02, 2013 07:19:19 PM »

Primitive goodies have become quite the rage lately. These candy corns are super easy to make and turn out super cute!

Things you'll need

Elmer's or tacky glue
White, orange, and yellow acrylic paint
Cheapy sponge brushes, the small ones
Sewing machine
tin foil
baking sheet
1/2 yard of muslin fabric

Step 1:

Draw yourself a candy corn, or print out mine if you like and cut it out. I drew mine on lined paper so I could judge where to put my lines for the colors. Figure out how much you want to space the colors on the candy corn and draw them on your template.

Step 2: The muslin I used was the cheapest one from JoAnn's. Its the 36' wide natural stuff, 1.99$ a yard. Iron your fabric, fold it back half to match up your ends. Fold it in half again (hotdog like) Now you should have enough fabric to make bunches of candy corns! I make four at a time. Pin your template to the muslin and cut them out. Make 2 sets of four.

Step 3:
Once you have 4 candy corns cut out (8 single pieces) Line up your fabric candy corns with the lines on your template. I used the dvd case in the background to make straight lines across 4 candy corns. Pin the lines on the inside of your other candy corn piece.

Step 4: Time to start sewing! I start not quite in the middle of the bottom, a little closer to the rounded end. Make sure to round off your candy corn ends or if your making pointy ends i suggest sewing a V on the points and carefully cutting in between the V so when you turn the candy corn it points. leave a small opening in the center of the bottom to turn and stuff.

Step 5: Once all your candy corns have been sewed, turn them right side out. I usually use the end of a pencil to poke the edges out. Stuff them and whip stitch or ladder stitch the bottom closed. Take your pencil and work your lines from the front to the blank side and connect them in the center.

Step 6: At this point you can do two things, you can mix some coffee grinds and hot water together and paint over your candy corns with a lot of coffee grinds on your brush to make them look more grundgey or you can just begin painting. I did not coffee grind these. Wrap your baking sheet in tin foil and begin!

Mix your paint and glue together in equal parts. I started with white at the tip, then orange, then yellow. Use the edge of your sponge brush to line along the lines, use a thick line of paint on the lines so when it drys they dont show through.

If you have used coffee grinds, wait for them to dry before you paint over them.

Step 7: This is an optional step. Preheat your oven to 250 and place the sheet with the candy corns on it inside. Monitor constantly. once the glue paint is no longer shiny on the top, flip them over, be careful to lay them back on the same color if the paint smeared onto the tin foil. This should only take a few minutes.

Step 8: also optional, I dust mine with ground cinnamon using an old face powder brush. It didn't show up very well in the picture though.

And there you have it! Have fun making your candy corns!

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013 09:56:37 AM »

What a nice tutorial. We don't really have candy corn here in England, but I could still see myself making these and filling them with beans or lentils to make juggling balls. Thanks for the tutorial:)

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013 08:19:31 AM »

How clever! Thanks for the tutorial.

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