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Candy Corn Crafts

Crafting doesn't get much simpler than these projects, which were featured in the October 2010 issue of Woman's Day magazine.


Candy Corn Balls
Need:
  • Styrofoam Balls
  • Orange Paint
  • Hot Glue and Gun
  • Candy Corn
Paint Styrofoam balls orange.

Hot glue candy corn around the ball.


I think these would also look super cute hanging, like a candy corn disco ball (LoL).


Candy Corn Garland
Need:
  • Fishing line or other strong thread
  • Sewing Needle
  • Candy Corn
String candy corn onto fishing line using a sewing needle.

Thread through the whole colored areas, as where the colors meet is easily breakable.




Candy Corn Wreath
Need:
  • Styrofoam Wreath
  • Black Duct Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wide Ribbon
  • Candy Corn
Wrap the wreath with duct tape.

Starting from the outside of the circle working in hot glue candy corns to the wreath with each row facing opposite directions; continue until wreath is covered.

Wrap wreath with ribbon, tie into a bow, and hang.




No Carve "Pumpkin"

This craft is from the October 2008 issue of Parents Magazine.

Need
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Glue
  • Green Tape
  • Orange Food Coloring
Fill bottles with water and orange food coloring. Cut out jack-o-lantern faces from construction paper and glue onto bottles. Seal bottles and wrap the caps with green tape.

 

 
Pumpkin Pillow
 
 

I found this adorable pillow pattern on the Ladies Home Journal magazine’s website. The pattern has been added to the "Attachments" section at the bottom of the page.

 

Need:

  • Tracing paper
  • 9x12" pieces of felt: 2 orange, 1 yellow, and 1 green
  • Straight pins
  • 4mm silk ribbon: green and orange
  • No. 18 chenille needle
  • 3 green buttons
  • Green sewing thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Stuffing

Trace the pumpkin, eye, nose, and mouth shapes and the stem shape onto tracing paper as separate pattern pieces, and cut them out. From the orange felt, cut two pumpkins. Cut one mouth, two eyes, and one nose from the yellow felt. Cut two stems from the green felt.

 

Referring to the photograph, position the eyes, nose, and mouth on one pumpkin piece, and pin them in place. Stitch the pieces in place with running stitches using orange ribbon and the chenille needle.

 

Use the standard sewing needle and green sewing thread to stitch the green buttons onto the nose and each eye. Referring to the pattern and the photograph, draw three lines on the pumpkin from top to bottom with the disappearing-ink pen. Stitch over the lines with running stitches using green ribbon. Don't stitch over the eye or mouth pieces.

 

Pin the pumpkin-stem front and back piece together and sew them together with running stitches using orange ribbon. Stuff the stem lightly before closing.

 

Pin the pumpkin front and back piece together. Stick the bottom edge of the stem between the pumpkin front and back at the center top and pin it into place. Stitch the pieces together around the outside edges with green ribbon in blanket stitches leaving an opening to stuff the pumpkin. When pumpkin is stuffed finished sewing it closed.

 
 




These darling pumpkins were featured in the October 2009 issue of Family Circle.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
These guys and the no carve pumpkins were found on All You Magazine's website
 
The skull pumpkins are my absolute favorite; they remind me of Jack Skellington :D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
These interesting designs came from the Ladies' Home Journal website.
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Erica S,
Dec 5, 2010, 7:10 AM
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