Halloween's just a week away, and you know what that means... All the stores are filled with a bountiful harvest of this year's candy corns. (My husband swears this is an actual crop!) Here are a few ideas for using this colorful candy of the season for some crafty decor:
- Lotsa Candies: Make lots of polymer clay candy corns (instructions here). Then use them to make a fun frame, geometrical magnet, or even a nature-inspired centerpiece.
- Flattened Candies: Crafty This & That has instructions for making very cute felt candy corns. Try using her pattern to make a polymer clay version, complete with antiqued faux stitching. You can make your own eyes, or just glue on googly eyes after baking.
- Big Candies: Make a polymer clay candy corn shelf-sitter. I like the jute-style legs in Joshua Burkhardt's Hangin' Around With Noah. Try making color-matched buttons (here's instructions & a video) as perfect little candy corn feet... check out the queen's frames if you need button inspiration. These would make a perfectly sweet decoration for any shelf!
Here's hoping you have a crafty weekend full of yummy-looking goodies. I should warn you, though. Polymer clay candy corns may seem like a low-calorie way to keep these festive candies around. And it could just be me. But it seems like the longer I work with the faux candies, the more likely I am to break open a bag of the real thing!