Make a fun, dimensional tribute to the white, orange and yellow candy of the season with a Felt Flower Candy Corn Plaque! Cover a wooden candy corn shape with rolled felt flowers and glue the shape to a painted, laser cut frame. Finish with a candy-corn strewn ribbon border for a Halloween wall or door decoration as sweet as the seasonal confection!
My new blog friends might not know this, but I have an obsession with candy corn! I’m like a little kid when I spot my first bag of candy at the store. Not everyone is fan of the sweet treat, I know, but don’t you think anything candy corn just says fall and Halloween? My candy corn project for this year can go on your front door or hang on the wall – it’s easy and fun to put together. It’s been rainy and we haven’t seen the sun here for days but this project brightened my day!
It all starts with a laser cut wooden plaque from Michael’s. I gave the plaque of few of coats of satin-finish acrylic paint.
The star of the project is this wooden candy corn shape from Jo-Ann. It measures about 12” high and is a bit less than 1” thick, so our project will have great dimension! Give the piece a coat or two of white acrylic paint.
Make the flowers from sheets of inexpensive craft felt in white, orange and yellow. Cut a circle template about 1 ½” in diameter from paper and use the template to cut circles of felt; the circles don’t have to be perfectly round. With a pair of sharp scissors, start from an outer edge and cut the felt circles in a spiral shape. Roll the felt spiral tightly into a flower shape.
Use hot glue to attach the felt flowers to the candy corn shape. Cover the entire front of the shape first and add flowers to the side as well. If you need to adjust the size of the flowers, simply snip of a bit of the felt spiral for a smaller flower. The entire shape will be a burst of white, orange and yellow flowers and look like this!
You know I have a bit of sparkle and shine! Add some small gems in clear, orange and yellow to the centers of some of the flowers. Attach the gems to the felt with a bit of Gem-Tac.
I found this fantastic, candy-corn ribbon at Jo-Ann and thought it was tailor made for this project! Plus, the ribbon has sparkle, so it totally had my name written all over it. 🙂 Thread the ribbon through the opening all around the painted black plaque. I added bows to the sides, top and bottom, plus added an additional knotted piece of ribbon for hanging.
Glue the flowered covered candy corn to the beribboned plaque. You can use either high temp hot glue or use wet glue like Weldbond. I like to use the wet glue, because it lets the shape be moved a bit in case you didn’t get it exactly where you’d like it the first time (happens to me all the time!) If using wet glue, let the piece dry several hours and it’s ready to hang!
What do you think? I’m super happy with how this turned out and as soon as I’m finished writing this, I’m hanging this pretty candy corn in my kitchen. Maybe being surrounded with lots of candy corn projects will satisfy my sweet tooth….maybe!
If you love candy-corn inspired projects for the season, here are some others to inspire some sweet creativity!
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