Candy Corn Crafts Week: Easy, Glittered Candy Corn Cones

Today’s Halloween Candy Corn Craft is the easiest one yet. When I sat down to make these Glittered, Candy Corn Cones, I asked “how is it that I’ve never made these before?” I thought last year’s Glittered Candy Corn were easy, and oh my, these Glittered Candy Corn Cones are even easier. I have the tutorial below so you can DIY your own Glittered Candy Corn Cones, but I bet you can figure it just by looking at the photos.

Sweet & easy Glittered Candy Corn Cones. So easy you can make a bunch!

These Glittered Candy Corn Cones are easy enough that you can make a bunch to display on your mantel or on a tabletop.

To make Glittered Candy Corn Cones, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Cones in assorted sizes; I used 6”, 9” and 12” cones
    • Cube, 6”, or other size large enough to hold the candy corn upright
  • Acrylic craft paint in white, orange, yellow and brown (I prefer Apple Barrel paint from Plaid. It’s inexpensive and offers excellent coverage.)
  • Crystal glitter
  • Tools needed: Wooden chopstick or skewer; stiff paintbrush; newspaper or box lid
Sparkling, Glittered Candy Corn Cone tutorial.

Look at that sparkle!

To make Glittered Candy Corn Cones:

  1. Insert a chopstick or skewer into the bottom of the foam cone. You’ll use this as a handle while you paint.
  2. Paint your cone in the colors of candy corn. I started at the top, and worked my way down.
  3. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle generously with crystal glitter. Work over old newspaper or a box lid so that cleanup is easier and you can pour the unused glitter back into the container.
  4. Insert the chopstick or skewer into the foam cube to hold the candy upright while the paint dries.
Love these! They're so cute & colorful, and super-easy, too. Glittered Candy Corn Cones on

Display just a pair . . .

Super fun and easy! Tutorial for Glittered Candy Corn Cones on

. . . or a trio.

Last year’s Glittered Candy Corn require just one extra step — cutting the triangular shape from a 1” thick sheet of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Because they are flat, you can use the candy corn in different ways, like the Glittered Candy Corn Wreath or the Glittered Candy Corn Garland.

A pretty and very easy Glittered Candy Corn Wreath for Halloween. Tutorial on

This Glittered Candy Corn Garland is perfect for non-scary Halloween decor. t

Designer Patty Schaffer joins Candy Corn Crafts Week tomorrow with one of her sweet designs. In the meantime, remember that I’m giving away five copies of the magazine Halloween Tricks & Treats with Patty’s Candy Corn Wreath.

I love this Halloween magazine! It's packed with great ideas for parties and for the house, too. Look for it on newsstands.

Look for the magazine on newsstands now!

For your chance to win a copy, visit Crafts ‘n Coffee every day during Candy Corn Crafts Week and leave a comment. I’ll choose at random five names from those who left daily comments on Monday, September 28, and announce the winners on Tuesday, September 29. You have till midnight on Sunday, September 27, to leave your comments.

Happy Candy Corn Crafting.


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27 Responses to Candy Corn Crafts Week: Easy, Glittered Candy Corn Cones

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  4. CraftyB says:

    Delicious! Nice trick or treat ambience!

  5. You had me at glitter!! I am going to have to order a bunch of these cones and some glitter so I can make these with my grandsons! They are going to love it!!! I also love the garland!!! What a cute idea!! I can see the cones as trees also for Christmas or a Pilgrim Hat for Thanksgiving!! Man, now I am going to have to order extras! LOL TFS!

  6. Donna Baker says:

    Love the candy cane garland, so many crafts to try.

  7. Leah says:

    Love all the candy corn crafts you have made,their awesome

  8. annehaun says:

    I am definitely making these – they are so cute. I do not have crystal glitter in the right colors so off to the craft store today – thanks for the great idea.

  9. LisaM6 says:

    I will have to pick up some apple barrel paint. The glitter adds just the right amount of sparkle. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Glitter makes everything better, right? I’ve used Apple Barrel Paints for a few years, at the recommendation of Cathie Fillian over at Plaid, and the paint gives excellent coverage. I like the price, too. If you try the paint, let me know what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon

  10. Judy D. says:

    Loved the ruffled and duck tape candy corn door hangers the most.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! They were both fun to DIY, and projects you can make in just an hour or two. We all love quick & easy, right? I hope you get to make one — or a few, this season. Sharon

  11. Teresa Link says:

    Love your craft ideas!

  12. Katiria says:

    Talk about easy, this glitter candy corn craft begs to be made!

    • Sharon says:

      We all like easy, right? Some days you just want to make something and it needs to be easy! I bet your son would have fun with these, too. Craft on, Katiria! Sharon

      • Katiria says:

        Yes Sharon, but you know how glitter gets everywhere & since we have his baby sister crawling around we don’t want her to get glitter in her eye and cry like crazy. So we have to go to the garage to do this project. Maybe we’ll try it this weekend. Thanks for your constant inspiration:)

      • Sharon says:

        Or worse yet, she’ll try to eat the pretty sparkles! I bet she’s a cutie!

  13. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    Fun projects to work on with my kids!!

    • Sharon says:

      They could totally paint these Candy Corn Cones! Whether or not you want to unleash the glitter in their young hands is up to you . . . Happy crafting! Sharon

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