Candy Corn Pumpkin Art

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When I challenged myself to come up with a home décor project using candy corn, I really didn't think I'd dream up something I liked so much. Candy corn is tricky to decorate with. At first glance, there's not a lot to do with candy corn—at least when it comes to home décor—besides filling a glass vase or mason jar with the kernels.
But after staring at a bag of Brach’s Indian Corn (it’s different from regular candy corn in that the ends are brown instead of yellow,) I thought to create a pumpkin shape using the candy corn pieces.
Here’s how to make your own candy corn pumpkin art.
You'll need:
– Brach’s Indian Corn
– Piece of wood
– Stain (optional)
– Hot glue gun
– Paint stick
– Twine
Step 1: Grab your piece of wood
If your board isn’t shaped like a square, trim it so that it has that square shape. I stained my board in a dark espresso color. I thought the dark espresso color would really help the bright orange in the candy corn pop. But there are so many options! You could paint your board white (or another color) or just leave it as is.
Step 2: Arrange your candy corn in a pumpkin shape
I wasn’t sure how it was going to go, so I started arranging my candy corn pieces into a pumpkin on the table beside me before transferring them to my board. (You could just start on your board, though.) It’s easiest to create the pumpkin outline first, and then fill in the middle.
Step 3: Hot glue the candy corn to the board
Once you have your candy corn arranged into a pumpkin shape, start hot gluing the pieces down.
Step 4: Add a stem
Your pumpkin isn’t complete without a stem! I broke off the end of a paint stick (the free ones from the hardware store) for my stem. I like how the ends frayed a bit, which made the paint stick stem look more natural. I also added a curly piece of twine to look like a vine.
I love the simplicity of this craft project. It’s great for using up that extra candy corn. And, this art piece isn’t too Halloweeny, so it can last well through Thanksgiving.
Hang your candy corn pumpkin art on the wall or add it to a fall décor arrangement on a side table or shelf.

Suggested materials:

  • Candy Corn   (Brach's Indian Corn)
  • Wood
  • Stain   (Home Depot)
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