We believe Halloween can be spooky AND sweet and Maker Team member Amy of @mikelmichelleco is showing us how! Amy has created a fun "Candy Cornament" plush that will satisfy all your crafty cravings. *Werewolf hands not required.
My absolute favorite holiday is Halloween (something I am certain I have in common with many of you) and I have been dying to create a candy corn that is as devious as it is sweet - sickeningly. Ha! I hope you all enjoy this super cute Candy Cornament tutorial.
Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Time: 3 hours
One 9 x 12" sheet of White Wool Blend Felt
One 9 x 12" sheet of Orange Wool Blend Felt
One 9 x 12" sheet of Ochre Wool Blend Felt
One 9 x 12" sheet of Black Wool Blend Felt
Bakers Twine or Crochet Thread
1/8" Hole Punch - Optional
Water Soluble Pencil (for use with Black felt) - Optional
Candy Cornament PDF Pattern (click to download)
1. Print the Candy Cornament pattern above onto cardstock and cut out stencils.
2. Trace the pattern pieces onto felt and cut out. You will need:
(2) Eyes in Black
(1) Mouth in Red
(2) Top pieces in White
(2) Middle pieces in Orange
(2) Bottom pieces in Ochre
If you want to hide any ink marks, flip the pieces to the opposite side before tracing again.
Optional: Use a 1/8" hole punch to create the Eye Sparkles in White.
3. Begin by lining up your pieces as they will appear when completed. Take the top piece and flip it down onto the middle. Quilt stitch or whip stitch along the seam while holding the pieces together (wrong sides facing out). Continue by attaching the middle piece to the bottom in the same way.
Repeat with the remaining color segments (top, middle, and bottom) for the backside of the candy cornament.
4. Flat iron these sewn pieces to smooth over the seams prior to stitching on the facial features.
5. Returning to the front, place the mouth in position (pin if needed). Whip stitch in place by feeding the needle through the underside of the felt (pulling the needle through the candy corn AND mouth) and then feeding the needle back into the candy corn very close to the edge of the mouth.
6. Next, position eyes and stitch in place just like the mouth.
Optional: Place the 1/8" hole punched eye sparkles onto the Black circles and attach. Loop your thread through this little dot twice to ensure a snug stitch.
7. Next, quilt stitch around the exterior of the candy cornament while stuffing firmly. You can use one thread color or switch out your thread to match the felt colors!
8. Use a darner needle to attach a bakers twine or crochet thread loop for hanging. You can also leave it as-is and place this adorable little candy corn on the shelf along with other spooky décor.
Now that you have an awesome little candy, why not make him some friends? Create your own mob to fill a candy dish or a handful to share with others. Don’t forget that you can switch up your shades and add some fun details to give each a monstrously personalized appearance. Thank you for following along and have a wickedly Happy Halloween! Muahahaha!!