Sunday, September 20, 2015

DIY Candy Corn Decor....

Hello, hello and Boo!  
Welcome to day one of three for the Halloween Party Blog Hop hosted by the wonderful Lori at Chouxchoux Paper Art.  For the next three days we have all kinds of fabulous tutorials, eye candy to look at and prizes to give away, so don't miss out on the fun! Okay, let's get started then with my tutorial on making fabric candy corn decor and they're cheap!
Please let me introduce you to 
Cornelia The Witch, Frankencorn and Corny The Ghost
For those of you who read my blog regularly, you'll know that I found this wonderful tablecloth at The Dollar Store and have found all kinds of ways to use the material for projects.  Here's yet another.
What do you make when you have a ping pong ball and a jiffy pot laying around in your craft room? Well, you make a body mold for fabric candy corns. Pffft,..duh! ;) I mean, isn't that what everyone does? LOL

Hot glue the ping pong to the pot and then cut enough fabric to drape over, tucking the extra material under the pot.  You'll cut the excess off later.
With a sponge brush and fairly small amount of Mod Podge Stiffy Stuff (found this at Walmart), apply over the entire surface of the material.  Next, loosely lift the material up just a a bit off the ping pong ball and then begin using your drying tool to dry the material. If you don't have a drying tool,  air drying will work fine too.   In the picture below you'll see that the shape holds very well once dry.  At this point, you can cut the extra material off to balance the base.
 
Then begins the fun part of painting your candy corns.
Do you see the lumps on the candy corns face? Those are the eyes and nose that I made using a hot glue gun. Once the glue dried, I painted over them to blend.  Later I'll use paints and Copic markers to color the eyes.
Here's Frankencorn waiting for his face and neck bolts to dry and below is the paper hat that I made for Cornelia The Witch. There's also a stencil I cut out on my cameo for decorating her body later.
Oh golly, here they are all finished up.  
And lastly, here's Corny The Ghost with his paper glasses and chain. I thought it would be fun to make him look like he was actually scared.  I made his ghost costume from the same material that I used to make the candy corn body.  
There you have it! 
Three inexpensive cute little candy corns all dressed up for Trick or Treating.
I hope you've enjoyed your visit. I know I've loved having you here.

Here's the fun news:
Our gorgeous hostess, Lori Hairston, from Chouxchoux Paper Art will put names "in the hat" for every comment made.  So if you'd like to be eligible to win a prize or giveaway, leave a comment on each blog each day (individual blogs may have giveaways too, you never know...so don't miss out!) to get the most chances to win!!
       Winners will be announced on September 27th

Also, there's MORE FUN!!
We have an open challenge for ALL to enter.  All you have to do is submit a current Halloween or Fall card or project, post about it and link it up to Chouxchoux Paper Arts Challenge #1 where you'll find the link button!  All entries must be submitted by October 3rd and the winner will be randomly selected and announced on October 4th at 
Chouxchoux Paper Arts.
Winner receives a $25.00 Gift Certificate from the very generous Lawn Fawn!

LASTLY, I'll be giving away a surprise here on my blog, so if you like something you see on my posts, please leave me a comment and you're eligible to win. I'll announce the winner on the 27th of September as well, here on my blog!  Best of luck to you!!
Lots of ways to win, so don't miss out.

Blog List For Today:
                      Lisa Minckler  (you are here)
 and a HUGE thank you to our FABULOUS prize sponsors as well:
             The Funkie Junkie   $25 gift certificate
                The Cutting Café three free files of your choice
                 Lawn Fawn   pillow box and  peek-a-bat dies
 Shopping
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx
                               See you tomorrow for day 2....                             

44 comments:

Suzanne Milam said...

These are just too cute.....thanks for sharing your talent....

forpahl5 said...

This is a great idea! How fun! thanks for sharing!

Kelly Neis said...

These are so corntastic! Love how simple the directions look so I may be able to do this!! Your designs are so cute and fun, If you were to give these to me I would be happy! lol These are so cute! I love seeing your projects, looking forward to the upcoming ones.
Hugs Kelly

Lori said...

Love all the corns!! These are brilliant...love the tie on Frankencorn and the glasses on the ghost. Those little touches take them over the top! Happy Halloween Party Day One!!

Lisa said...

This is SO cool! I have been trying to train myself to see all the possibilities in everyday items ...clearance items I find and dollar store items. I'm still working on it. I LOVE these little guys. Especially Frankenstein because he is my favorite monster.... You are a master....thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!! These are the most adorable Halloween thingies I've ever seen! You are amazing!

Marie-Louise said...

Only you could see the possibilities hiding in a table cloth. These are marvellous Lisa. Thank you for your very kind message it is much appreciated.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, these are just a hoot! thanks for showing the step out photos of how you created them. it helps folks like me! :)

so excited for this hop!

butterfly said...

So much fun, creativity and crazy imagination in one post... what more could one want?! I only met candy corn for the first time last year when my sister-in-law commissioned me to bring some back from NYC for my niece and nephew, since I was there at the right time. Bizarre looking stuff, if you ask me - and I still haven't actually eaten any - they gobbled the lot! Love your spooky versions!
Alison xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love these Lisa, so gorgeous that one with the glasses looks just like me in the mornings lol
Kevin xx

Maria said...

Super FUN Halloween projects...too CUTE! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

2amscrapper said...

Count me in on your giveaway--what else would I want to see? Can't get much more inventive that what you made for today!!!!

Chrissy said...

OH! Lisa..they are wonderful fun little guys..I love the ghost with the glasses, he is so adorable holding his chain and looking so sacred..his eyes are brilliant.Frankencorn and Cornelia the witch are awesome and can totally understand having a ping pong ball and jiffy pots hanging around in the craftroom..where else would we have them..lol..

luv CHRISSYxx

Karen Conner said...

Lisa-your candy Corn guys are so stinking cute! Just adorable!! What a fantastic idea!

Twenty Five Smiles said...

Sooo super cute! Love these!

Sandy said...

Yeah - it's trick or treat and Lisa is here with her treats! I do like Frankencorn the very best but he does keep wonderful company!
Bravo Lisa!!
Sandy xx

Tammy said...

Oh my Lisa how outrageously hilarious! Too corny for corn but goodness do I love love them! Your tutorial makes it sound so easy and effortless! Sure wish I could bottle your creativity, I wouldn't sell it, I'd keep it all for me. Absolutely delightful creations!

Regina Easter said...

thoseeeeeeeee are soooooooo unique...one of a kind...love them

Sue Reynolds said...

These are adorable...I love everything about Halloween.

cm said...

I just discovered you through Lori's blog and WOW! What ingenious projects you've created to dazzle and delight us! Your candy corn decor is absolutely amazing! I'm smiling allll over my face in seeing this! Thank you for the inspiration and the 'how to'!
~carol

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are so adorable and cute! I never would have figured out how to make them - thank you for sharing it! They are so fun! Awesome Halloween decor! Thank you for the inspiration! Your giveaway sounds exciting - thank you!

Mitra Pratt said...

auauauuahghghghghg! I want these! ;-) I love your hot glue gun eyes...and those wee glasses! These make me so happy!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

These are so clever and fun. I think I have all the supplies in my craft room! Thanks for sharing.

Jeri said...

WOW! These are totally fabulous and so unique and creative.

Tracy said...

Frankencorn....You kill me! LOL. Love the big guy and the eyes on the ghost are too funny. Super fun for your Hollyween daykor Twang. Hugs! H

aussie aNNie said...

Lisa a FABULOUS PROJECT and looks like YOU have had fun in the making.xx

Tracey said...

What a fun idea, love it! Thanks for the great tutorial too!

Abbie Kay said...

Love these little candy Corn decorations, they are so cute, great tutorial as well :)

Hugs Abbs xx
http://daydreamingabbie.blogspot.co.uk/

Samra Leshinski said...

How fun and oh so creative! Love your little Halloween gang there!
Hugs :)
Samra

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Talk about fun! These are so cute and imaginative. They had me grinning throughout your whole tut! Love your Halloween dec piece!

Hugs,
Linda

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

These are most Adorable ghosts I have ever seen !

Karon said...

OMG - see you are at it again - I love love love your creative genius! These are fabulous! TFS

Paper Profusion said...

I just found out from Wikipedia what Candy corn is, so now I think your project is even more brilliant!!! Sorry but we are sorely lacking corn wise in these parts, but we make up for it with plenty of grass! Anyways, these little guys are a hoot and a howl! Fab post Lisa. Nicola x

Pia S said...

Candy corn, I've never tasted it, never seen it in the stores here, have no idea how they taste (I guess there eatable?) but I love how they make great bodies as starting point for this cool gang, I'm especially fond of the one dressed as a ghost. Look at that face, so cute!

Karenladd said...

You have the most wonderfully clever way of looking at bits and pieces and turning them into adorably fun pieces of art! Your ghostie candy corn with the specs just made me laugh!

Charlene said...

These make me smile, so creative and cute!

misteejay said...

These are adorable Lisa. TFS your corn folk with us.
Toni xx

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous

Patricia St Martin said...

Just like you to come up with these crazy candy corns and how fun they turned out. Frankie looks awesome with his fancy tie, Corny hat is so fashionable and her smile just makes her stunning, and Corny with his glasses, chain and the most beautiful eyes. I do have to say you have out done yourself with these corns.
Hugs, Pat♥

Anita Houston said...

You seriously are a TRUE CRAFTER! Everytime I visit you astound me with your creativity! LOVE your candy corn dudes!!! So SWEET!!!

Rosemary said...

EEKK!!! how adorable are those little candy corn guys??? freakin' adorable!!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my gosh, Lisa these are fantastic! You are so clever and these are something you can keep year after year. I love Halloween and this hop is delightful. I'm so glad I found it through Greta.

Jeanne J said...

Hahahaha! that candy corn dressed up as a ghost! Love it! The sheet is stitched and he has eye glasses too? Amazing Lisa...simply amazing!

Margaret said...

These remind me of the primitive Halloween decorations, only less creepy and more affordable! What a great way to once again use that wonderfully useful fabric and the hot glue details look amazing! I'm thinking some rustic snowmen would be cute using this method too!