Candy Corn Crafts Week: Glittered Candy Corn Door Decor

I’m wrapping up Candy Corn Crafts Week with this masked man (but don’t worry, this is definitely a non-scary Halloween decoration). I know for a fact that this is a quick and easy DIY Halloween decoration – I cut, painted and glittered this mega candy corn in a 30-minute window between errands. The mask adds a lot of personality, and he makes me laugh every time I look at him. I hope you’ll make a Glittered Candy Corn Door Hanger, too. Here’s the tute.

Who is that masked man? This Candy Corn Door Hanger is too much fun! DIY it on

To make a Glittered Candy Corn Door Hanger, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” x 18” x 1” sheet
  • Scrap paper (for pattern)
  • Acrylic craft paints in orange, white and yellow
  • Glitter, crystalline
  • Wiggle eyes, 1-1/2”
  • Half mask (mine measured 7-1/2″ across at the widest point)
  • Wire for hanging, about 28”
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; sharp pencil; Exacto® knife; wood skewers; stiff paintbrushes, 1” and ½” wide; newspaper; wood dowel
Adorable Halloween Door Hanger. #NonScaryHalloweenDecor

It will take you less than an hour to make this Glittered Candy Corn Door Hanger, not including dry time.

To make a Glittered Candy Corn Door Hanger:

1. Draw a candy corn pattern on scrap paper. To make my pattern, I drew a triangle that measured 12” wide at the base and 15” tall. Round the corners to create the candy corn shape. Cut out the pattern.

2. Pin the pattern to the foam sheet, and draw around pattern with sharp pencil.

3. Remove pattern, and score again on the lines you made earlier with the pencil, this time using the Exacto knife. Score the foam as deeply as you can.

4. Position the foam so that the score line is along the edge of a table, and snap off the extra foam. (I’ve used several techniques to cut out candy corn the last few years, and this method is the easiest yet.) Round the corners and any rough edges with a scrap piece of foam.

5. Insert a wood skewer or chopstick into the bottom of the candy corn, and use this as a handle as you paint. Squeeze paint directly onto the foam, and paint to look like a candy corn. I used the larger, 1” brush to fill in most areas, and the more narrow, ½” brush for better control where one color ended and another began.

6. Working over newspaper or a box lid, liberally sprinkle the wet paint with glitter. Lay him flat to dry.

7. Cut a 28” length of wire. Curl it around a wood dowel or other round handle. Bend to make a right angle 2” from each end, and glue and insert the ends of the wire into the candy corn.

Halloween fun! Giant, glittered - and masked, Candy Corn Door Hanger.

I found this half mask in the party aisle at Target.

8. Position mask and wiggle eyes on the candy corn, and glue in place.

I found my super-hero, half-mask at Target in the party section. There were two masks in the package, and you know who got to wear the second mask.

Who is that masked man?


I have a few more Candy Corn Door Hangers you can check out:

Ruffled Candy Corn Door Décor

If you don't like creepy Halloween decorations, check out this Ruffled Candy Corn Door Decor on Lots of other fun, candy corn craft ideas, too.
Duct Tape Candy Corn Door Hanger

If you love candy corn (and super-fast crafts), make this Duct Tape Candy Corn Door Hanger. Tutorial on

Duct Tape Candy Corn Door Hanger.

And here are all three, side-by-side.

These are all so cute! has tutorials to make all three Candy Corn Door Hangers, and they're all an easy DIY. Don’t forget about the Candy & Crafts Giveaway I announced earlier this week!

Do you have a favorite candy corn craft from this week?

Have a good weekend, and happy candy corn crafting.


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15 Responses to Candy Corn Crafts Week: Glittered Candy Corn Door Decor

  1. Pingback: 10 Candy Corn Craft Ideas - Thrifty Jinxy

  2. Cookie17 says:

    Thank’s Sharon,I like candy corn look at Halloween,You do such great job on crafts’ Wish I could my problem I get in to big hurry or lose interest in it..Thank’s again…

  3. CraftyB says:

    Love the sweet masked bandit! Perfect decor for the season.

  4. Diane Whitmarshby says:

    The candy corn with the mask is so cute! I’m gping to have to make something like that for sure. You have such great ideas. I enjoy following your ideas. I would love to win the candy and magazines giveaway. So many additional ideas. Please enter me in your drawing.

  5. When I read “masked man” I was hoping it would be something like this!! YAY! This is absolutely adorable!!! Great ideas that I am going to have fun creating with the grandkids if I am feeling well enough to!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Barb. Someone else pointed out that he looks kind of like Oscar the Grouch, and they’re right. Ha, ha. I hope you’re up to some crafting, too. I think creating can really help make people feel better. Take care. Sharon

  6. Jenni says:

    My favorite (so far) is actually the fabric scrap wreath you made! I also like the duct tape one.

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Jenni. They’re two very different looks, but both really say “Happy Halloween”! I hope you get to DIY one or both! Glad you stopped by. Sharon

  7. LisaM6 says:

    The mask really adds a fun factor. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Isn’t it a great mask? Originally, I wanted a more generic half mask, but I was looking too early and the Halloween merchandise wasn’t out yet. When I found this one in the party aisle at Target it was a “yes!” moment. Hope you’re having a fun & crafty weekend, Lisa. Sharon

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