Candy Corn Fall Cone Topiaries {Guest Post featuring Crafts ‘n Coffee}

Candy Corn Fall Cone Topiaries {Guest Post featuring Crafts ‘n Coffee}

Hello friends! Hope your week is off to a good start. I have some fun guest posts to share this week from several different contributing designers featured at Crafts ‘n Coffee – all featuring STYROFOAM Brand Foam.
I hope you enjoy these simple and easy projects and are possibly inspired to put your own spin on them as all of them can be made to fit a variety of holidays throughout the year!


Wow, I cannot believe that Stephanie Lynn has invited me to share my tutorial for making Candy Corn Cone Topiaries! Stephanie Lynn has such a beautiful blog, filled with gorgeous photos and inspiring projects, and I am really honored that she is sharing her little spot on the worldwide web with me! Thank you, Stephanie Lynn.

To me, no other candy says “Happy Halloween” like candy corn. When I first see it in the stores, I know that fall is coming and Halloween is not far behind. To celebrate this sweet treat, I made a super-simple Candy Corn Cone Topiary using scrapbook papers and a cone of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. This really is a fast craft, so let’s get ready, get set, and go!

Materials Needed (for one topiary):
STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 6” x 3” cone; 2” ball; scrap piece
Terra cotta pot, 2-1/2” wide
Wood dowel, 6” length
Black spray paint
Scrapbook papers, one each yellow, orange and white
Scrap paper (for pattern)
Buttons, two – three each of yellow, orange and white
Ribbon, 8” length
Pencil
Ruler
Newspaper
Scissors
Low temp glue gun & glue sticks

1. Spread newspaper on your work surface. Following the instructions on the can, spray paint the pot and wood dowel and let dry. Hint: Insert the dowel into a scrap piece of STYROFOAM Brand Foam to hold it upright while it dries.


2. Make your cone pattern. Place foam cone on the edge of your scrap sheet of paper. Roll the cone across the paper while tracing the bottom curve with a pencil. Roll cone back to the edge, tracing the curve at the top of the cone.


3. To make the bottom layer, measure 2” up from the bottom curve; this will be your pattern for the yellow scrapbook paper. To make the top section, measure down 1-1/2” from the top curve; this will be your pattern for the white scrapbook paper. The middle, 2-1/2” layer will be for the orange scrapbook paper.


4. Using patterns, cut layers of the candy corn from scrapbook papers.


5. Wrap each layer around the foam cone and glue in back.

6. Glue 2” ball into the bottom of the terra cotta pot.

7. Insert wood dowel into foam ball, pushing in all of the way. Remove the dowel and insert it into the bottom of the foam cone. Remove the dowel, add glue to each hole, then re-insert the dowel.

8. Glue assorted buttons to the top of the cone.

9. Glue ribbon around rim of pot.


10. Cover the foam ball with candy corn. Display!

Thank you for following along with my first guest post!
Happy crafting.
Sharon

Sharon can be found at Crafts ‘n Coffee, a blog all about creating with STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. The blog features fresh and crafty inspiration made by a variety of different creative designers.
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Thanks so much for sharing these adorable Topiaries today Sharon. With the amount of fashionable scrapbooking paper available, I can see these fitting into any season’s decor. And if you can’t get enough of the yellow, orange, and white – check out these super cute over-sized Candy Corn’s posted yesterday on Crafts ‘n Coffee – They are made out of STYROFOAM Brand Foam too! You can find the full tutorial {here}

I be back this afternoon with the Tuesday {ten} post – plus later on tonight tonight is the last installment of The Basics of Cake Decorating with The Sugar Turntable. Hope you’ll stop back by. Have a wonderful morning. Enjoy!

Comments

  1. So cute! You could just change the coverings according to the season and/or your mood.

  2. Hi Stephanie Lynn…These are super cute topiaries.
    I tried to contact you via email regarding the Vera Bradley Pendants and it came back to me…I’m trying 🙁

  3. I LOVE the candy corn cone topiaries! They really turned out cute. Thank you for sharing the tutorial for them. I hope it’s okay, I just finished a Halloween crafts/decor round-up and just couldn’t resist featuring your cute topiaries. You can see it here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Super-Cute-DIY-Project-Ideas-Decorating-for-Halloween

    Thank you again for sharing this wonderful tutorial 🙂

        

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