Sewing Craft to Make Candy Corn
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With Fall already here, and the leaves changing color, I figured that it’s almost time for Halloween. Since my son will be 20 this year, and left the house awhile ago, Halloween isn’t really the same anymore. No more trick-or-treating, no more going through his candy to see what is safe….and what I want to eat! ha/ha I am thankful that we still have the memories of days past. Kids dressing up, parties we got to enjoy and just a friendlier time in the world. I miss those days.
Since I was thinking about the time of year, I figured it would be fun to make something to send to family to add a smile to their face. I saw something like this on Pinterest, and decided to make my own.
Having a bunch of extra craft felt laying around, I thought it would be fun to make. I guess I need to learn how to sew better 🙄 , but I figured the more crude, the better. The candy corn was fun to make, and could be changed up into any style you wanted. You could even add arms and legs, if you really wanted to get into it.
Let me know what you think about my stuffed candy corn in the comments. I sure hope that you like the tutorial, and pray that you have a blessed day!
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- Craft Felt
- Sewing Needle
- Glue/Glue Gun
- Pillow Stuffing
- & Time!
Instructions for the Candy Corn Craft:
I found a picture of some candy corn on a free clipart site. Making sure to resize the picture to the dimensions that I was looking for, in my final piece. Printed it out in black and white to save ink, since I just needed the shapes. Then I cut out each layer of paper to be used as a template for cutting out the pieces of felt. When that was done, I cut out two pieces of each color to use for the finished project, trying to make sure that they were the same shape, to make it easier to sew them together, later. You can put them together and trim off pieces, if you need to.
When all of the pieces were cut out and ready, I put a thin line of glue on the bottom and layered the next color on top. Then I did the same with the top piece. I made sure to let it sit and dry fully, before taking the next steps. Felt can sometimes have an attitude with glue, so I just needed to be sure that it was set.
After I felt that both sides were dry and ready, I started on the detail. Using some craft floss that I had laying around (I have way too much extra of that stuff), I made the stitches to look like it was sewn together. This just adds some detail, and helps to hold it all, if the glue doesn’t.
When I had all of those stitches done, I got some dark brown floss and made the eyes and mouth on just one of the pieces. You could probably do it on both, if you wanted it reversible, but I didn’t have time for that.
Next, I turned each piece toward each other, and sewed them together inside out. Be sure to leave a small place to add the stuffing, once it’s turned back to normal. Don’t blow it like I did and leave the opening on a corner. That was a pain to sew up, and ended up looking super sloppy, but whatever. If you leave a small opening at the bottom, on the straight portion, it will look a lot better when finished.
Now you can just finish up stitching the open portion to finish it up, and display it wherever you like. I’m sending mine to my Mom, so she can laugh at my inability to sew like she does. Oh well, there’s hope with practice, right? On to the next piece of candy!
So, what do you think? I hope you like it!
Please take a minute to leave me a comment on what you would like to create, and maybe if you have any tips on how to do it different, or better!
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