How to Create a Festive Candy Corn Garland
This adorable candy corn banner is more sweet than spooky. It’s also a fun, easy craft project the kids will eat up!
Here's what you'll need:
- Black Yarn
- Cup & Quarter (for tracing)
- Yellow Craft Paint
- Orange Craft Paint
- Paper Plates
- 3M Adjustables (for hanging)
Step 1: Paint Candy Corn
First, gather several paper plates, keeping one as your artist's palette. Starting near the center, paint a circle in yellow, leaving white space in the middle. With the orange paint, fill in the outer section, then set each plate aside to dry.
Step 2: Keep Count
Each plate will create eight candy corn pieces, so be sure to paint enough to accommodate your banner’s length.
Step 3: Cut Pieces
Once the paint is dry, cut each plate into eight equal sections.
Step 4: Create Pom-Pom Guide
To make pom-poms, you'll need to make a cardboard guide. Place a 4 to 5-inch diameter glass on top of your cardboard scrap and trace around it. Then place a quarter in the center of that circle and trace around it, too. Now cut out the smaller circle, leaving a gap, so you’re left with a cardboard “C”.
Step 5: Wrap Pom-Poms
To make the pom-pom, lay the lead yarn on the cardboard to mimic the C shape, then wrap the guide about three times to get a fluffy pom-pom. When done, snip the yarn along the outer edge of the cardboard guide, then tie off the pom-pom using the lead yarn.
Step 6: Assemble Banner
With all the candy corn prepped and pom-poms made, you’re ready to assemble the banner. Cut a long piece of yarn to the desired length, then lay it out on a workspace. Using tape, attach the candy corn pieces, spacing them a few inches apart. Every four to five pieces of candy corn, tie on a pom-pom, and trim any stray pieces of yarn, as needed.
Step 7: Hang it Up!
Be sure to leave enough yarn on the ends to hang the banner and embellish it with a few pom-poms. If you forget, you can always tie on extra yarn and hide any knots with a pom-pom. You can use few tiny 3M Adjustables (for hanging) to drape the banner practically anywhere in your home!
Step 8: Store for Next Year
Whether it’s displayed over a door, across your child’s headboard or used in an elaborate party backdrop- this delicious little craft project is a keeper!