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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween Windowscape - Candy Corn on a String Tutorial

Make over a window with a little Halloween decor. 

Halloween window decorations

In the spirit of the fall season, I transformed my kitchen with a little Halloween decorating. 

Halloween burlap and ruffles window topper curtain.

When I saw this Halloween burlap, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I was inspired by Madame Samm's French Country Cafe Curtain Tutorial.   With a few changes, I had a window valence.

Candy Corn on a string
Candy Corn on a String Tutorial

It's not Halloween without a little candy.  Little stuffed candy corn on a string as you would see peppers hanging by a window seemed perfect.  This recipe makes 7 candy corn.  I doubled it for my stringer.

Here's how to make the candy corn:

Cut strips of orange, yellow, and white fabric.  I cut two strips of each color from fat quarters.  (Cut 4 from each color to double the amount of corn.)

Sew the yellow strip to one side of the orange and the white to the other side of the orange strip.  Lay the strips, right sides together, on the cutting mat,  Make sure to line the colors up, matching seams.

Make a template of an equilateral triangle.  From the point to the base should be 4 1/2 inches.  If you have a 60 degree ruler, even better.

Position the template on one end of the strips and mark the first line.  This will cut off the selvages of the fabric strips.

Use the template to mark the rest of the strip for cutting lines.

Cut on the triangles out, leaving the two layers together.  By doing this, they are ready to sew with the right sides together.

Stitch 1/4" seams around each pair, leaving an opening on the end for turning and stuffing.  After sewing, clip the corners and turn right side out.

It's OK to leave the corners rounded on this project.  Candy corn is a little rounded on the edges.  Stuff the corn, lightly.  If you over stuff, the corn will look too round.  I stuffed each corner first then stuffed the middle.  Slip stitch the opening.

Stuffed Candy Corn on a String

With embroider floss, knot one end and string the corn together by guiding a needle through the top of each one.  Hang it up and enjoy.

Have a "sweet" day,

Sharing over at Freemotion By the River, The Shady Porch, and Sew Darn Crafty.

Fresh Poppy Design


carla said...

Hi!!! Great decorations!!! Love them both!!!! Thank You for sharing them!!!

Carla said...

Cute Carla! Your header is fabulous too

Vickie said...


Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your curtains really turned out cute, love the burlap:@)

Glinda ♥ said...

Ooh, they are super! And you've changed your blog - very bright :)

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi the candy corn pillows are so cute and look pretty by the window. You did a great job making them and you are creative! I saw it on the shady porch party.
Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Connie said...

How cute! You are definitely ready for Halloween! Thanks for sharing.
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