Sunday, October 3, 2010

{Giant candy corn}

My friend, Trish, and I have been planning on making these giant candy corn together ever since I saw them on a blog. Click on the link if you would like to see the original version. With our schedules conflicting for over a few weeks and no end in sight (at least no kid-free time end in sight!) we decided to just combine materials and make them at home. Mine are a bit different from the original blog because I didn't distress and stain them after painting. I like them as least for now. ;)
I freehanded the shapes on a board that I already had and Trish had a leftover piece of beadboard so we shared. Don't you just love having fellow crafters as friends? This afternoon I broke out the jigsaw and started cutting the pieces. My hubby stepped in and offered to help after the first piece...maybe he was afraid I would cut a finger off or something. =)

After cutting the thicker wood shapes, I laid them on the back of the beadboard and traced around them. Then cut the beadboard. I painted what would be the back side of the thick board with a few coats of white paint.

I used hot glue smeared over the back of the beadboard to attach and then hotglued around the entire edge. Then I painted the tip of the candy corn white, the middle orange, and the widest end yellow. I used shades that I already had because I'm an uber cheapskate. It's kind of a dark orange and a mustard yellow, but it looks great! I didn't attempt to bother taping it because of the crevices, so I just free-handed it. As I painted each color, I wrapped it around the edges too, but I left the back side white because I knew they wouldn't be seen.

Then I added some raffia tied around a couple of them and arranged my shelf!
I love them!


  1. Those are darling!! Great job, I love it on the beadboard...
    I would love for you to come by and enter my giveaway this week:)