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It’s Fall, y’all! Ahh, my second favorite time of year. Crisp air, crunchy leaves, pumpkins everywhere… It’s such a fun time for me to decorate. I’ve made many fall crafts over the years. Two that are on the blog are my Pumpkin Button craft and my Grubby Bottles. Today I’m sharing my Candy Corn Pillows.
Because I love to display stuff everywhere, even in unexpected places, I decided to make three separate sized pillows. There’s a large one to sit on a shelf or stand, a medium pillow to tuck into arrangements or baskets and a small size to use as bowl or jar fillers.
This craft requires sewing and painting. Luckily you do not need to be an expert at either. The hardest part will be sewing the bottom of the pillow (it’s not that hard). The way we’re sewing it will allow it to sit flat and stand by itself. You’ll need stuffing pellets which hopefully won’t be too difficult to find. You can sometimes find them at Walmart in the craft section or at craft stores. You can also order them online. These are the stuffing pellets I use and recommend. I’ve already used clay cat little which worked well. Really, anything that is rounded and heavy, like dry beans, rice or corn should work in a pinch.
As noted, you will need a sewing machine and thread to make this craft. You can find the pattern for the medium and small pillow below. Let’s jump in and get these pillows started!
What you’ll need to make your candy corn pillows:
- 1/4 yard of muslin
- fabric scissors
- Poly-Pellets weighted stuffing beads
- Poly-fil stuffing
- needle and thread
- acrylic craft paint (white, orange and yellow)
Step 1: Trace your pattern onto double layered muslin. The trace line will be your sewing line.
Step 2: Sew each candy corn but leave an opening along one of the upper sides. You will use this opening to turn the corn right side out and to add beads and stuffing.
Step 3: If you want your candy corn to stand alone you will need to make a few adjustments to the bottom seam. Pinch the bottom seam towards the bottom side seam until they touch. Try to make sure the side seam is directly over the bottom seam. Pin the fabric if needed. This will form a triangle. Sew across the triangle. Your corn should look like this after you’ve sewn both bottom corners.
Step 4: Turn the candy corn right side out.
Step 5: Add your Poly-Pellets to your pillows. These are the amounts of Poly-Pellets I used in each size…
- Small corn – 1 teaspoon
- Medium corn – ¼ cup
- Large corn – 1 to 1 ¾ cups
Step 6: Stuff your corn using Poly-fil or any type of fiberfil
.Step 7: Sew the opening closed.
Step 8: Using a pencil, lightly draw two lines on each piece of corn to show the separate color sections. This will be your guide when painting.
Step 9: Starting with whichever color you choose, paint each section. You’ll want to allow the corn to dry before starting another section.
Voila! You’re finished!