Fall Candy Corn

Fall Candy Corn

A local craft store advertisement had these cute Candy Corns painted on cylindrical cones and I immediately thought of our set of 3, Puffed Trees and how they would be great as Candy Corns.

A local craft store advertisement had these cute Candy Corns painted on cylindrical cones and I immediately thought of our set of 3, Puffed Trees and how they would be great as Candy Corns.  Now those that know me know that I am a HUGE fan of Fall, but Halloween not so much. (Disclaimer: I have nothing against Halloween, other than being scared out of my wits as a child when I went through a haunted house.  I just don’t do spooky.  I just love the whole season of Fall the colors the cooler weather, etc., so why decorate for just Halloween, when I can decorate for the whole season?)

Puffed Trees
I thought these Candy Corns would make a great Fall decoration.  First I did a base coat with Titanium White.  While I waited for those to dry, I painted the stand and sticks black.  Once the white was dry, I used some painter’s tape to mark off my three sections. 

I used Pineapple shaded with Cadmium Yellow for the bottom section (Once the yellow section dries you will need to move your painters tape so you can paint the whole orange section.) Pumpkin shaded with Burnt Orange for the orange section and some places I added a little Tangerine to highlight.  You can shade the white section if you would like, but I chose not to.  The nice part about the curved wood is that it does provide some of its own shading.

Once I removed the painter’s tape, I used the Fall Curly Words Stencil to add my “Be Thankful” message and the Fun Flourishes Stencil for the scroll on the tall Candy Corn. 

I used Burnt Orange for the stencils. We have some great Halloween stencils that would have been just adorable too.  I glued on the white satin ribbon where the two colors come together to give it a great finished look.
This is a great, quick and easy project that would be ideal for craft fairs, gifts, and for children to do.