It’s the last day of Candy Corn Crafts week. I’m just glad to have made it through the week without once spelling “candy cane” instead of “candy corn.” At least I think I did. You’d tell me otherwise, right? To wrap up this week of fun, colorful, candy corn themed Halloween crafts is a Ruffled Candy Corn Cone. Isn’t it pretty? And it’s pretty easy, too.
To make a Ruffled Candy Corn Cone, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” cone
- Fabrics: 1/3 yd. each yellow and orange; 1/8 yd. white; and a 10” scrap of black
- Glass Christmas ornament
- Spray paint in orange and glitter orange
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors OR rotary cutter and cutting mat; straight pins; pencil; optional: sewing machine
To make a Ruffled Candy Corn Cone:
1. Cut the following 2-1/2” wide strips from fabrics:
- Yellow: 28” and 24”
- Orange: 12”, 19” and 21”
- White: 8”
- Black: 1-1/2” wide x 10” (note: this is the only strip that is not 2-1/2” wide)
2. By hand or by machine, stitch a basting stitch 1/4” from the edge along each fabric strip. If hand sewing, pull your thread to gather each strip. If machine sewing, gently pull the bobbin thread at the end of the strip (it’s easiest to gather a ruffle when pulling the bobbin thread where you ended stitching vs. the beginning). Continue to carefully pull and ruffle the fabric till your strips will fit around the cone. Do not force it, as the thread will break.
3. Starting with the yellow, 28” ruffled strip, pin the ruffled layers around the cone, adjusting till they’re the same height and the cone is covered. Remove them one by one, but first, use a pencil to draw a line around the cone for each layer. Using the lines as your guide, glue ruffled layers in place.
4. Stitch a basting stitch along one 10” edge of the black fabric strip. Pull to gather, creating a ruffled medallion. Tie off thread and glue to top of cone.
5. Spray ornament orange and let dry. Top coat with orange glitter spray. Let dry.
6. Glue glittered ornament to the top of the cone.
In case you missed any of this week’s Candy Corn Crafts, here’s a quick list:
Have you been inspired to create any of the candy corn crafts I shared this week? Do you have a favorite? I’d love your feedback!
Thanks so much for joining me this week. See you Tuesday.
Happy candy corn crafting.