Create these darling DIY No-Sew Fabric Rustic Candy Corn with just a few supplies! These make great bowl filler or to tuck anywhere in your home for fall!
Who doesn’t love candy corn? It wouldn’t be fall without it! Once you start seeing candy corn at the store you know fall is in the air!
These darling DIY No-Sew Fabric Rustic Candy Corn are not only cute but fun to make too! These are great to decorate anywhere in your home, or use as bowl filler along with pumpkins and fall leaves to make a festive display!
Here’s what you need
- Muslin – I get mine at Hobby Lobby
- Poly-fil or pillow filling
- White acrylic paint – I used Anita’s in the color Vanilla Cream
- Orange acrylic paint – I used Apple Barrel in the color Apricot
- Yellow acrylic paint – I used Apple Barrel in the color Yellow
- Hot glue
To make it primitive/rustic I also used
- Coffee (see below)
- Mod Podge sealer
- Rusty safety pin – I just painted a safety pin with Apple Barrel Burnt Umber
- Torn muslin
- Stamped letter – HERE
HOW I GRUNGE MUSLIN
I stain my muslin in coffee to give it more of a primitive/rustic look. To do this, I take 2 quarts warm water plus 1 cup instant coffee in a large bucket and mix it until dissolved.
Next I dip my muslin in the coffee mixture and then ring it out. I do this a few times until I get the desired look. Then I set it aside to dry.
I take the left over coffee mixture and pour it into a spray bottle and use that to spray on fabrics to make them look grungy.
Another way to do it is take 2 cups warm water with 1/2 cup of instant coffee, mix it together and pour into a spray bottle. Then I’ll spray it on fabric. Let it absorb for a few minutes then dab it off. I’ll do this a few times until I get the desired look.
These candy corn are so simple to make! Simply use the pattern I provided to download for free below, or just fold some paper in half and make a curvy triangle.
The download includes the half sizes that you can use when you fold your fabric in half. There are also 2 sizes of candy corn.
Once you have your pattern, trace it out on your muslin and cut it out. You’ll need 2 pieces.
Place them together and use a few pins to keep them in place.
Use hot glue around the edges, keeping a little pocket on the bottom open to add stuffing.
If you prefer, you can turn these inside out if you don’t want a rough edge. I didn’t do this as I prefer the shabby edge.
Next add the filling. I like adding a little at a time and use a stick or I use a thin paint brush to push the stuffing in, begin careful not to poke a whole in the fabric.
Once filled, add hot glue to close the opening.
Next add your paint. I start at the bottom adding yellow. I use a hairdryer to dry, then add my orange and finally white at the top. I then repeat and do the same thing to the opposite side.
Once the paint is dry, I spray lightly in spots (you don’t want to drench it) with my coffee spray solution. Let it soak in, then dab the excess off. I do this a few times.
While the fabric is still damp, I sprinkle cinnamon in spots, then brush it off with a dry paint brush. I do this several times until I get the look I want.
Once I’m happy with the way it looks, I seal it in with some spray sealer and let it dry.
Finally I took a piece of torn muslin and stamped some fun fall words on it and safety pinned it to the candy corn.
This is such a fun and easy fall craft!
If you make this too I’d love to see! Snap a picture and tag me on Instagram at motherthyme!
CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD FREE PATTERN. PATTERN COMPLIMENTS OF WWW.MOTHERTHYME.COM FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY.
MAKE SURE YOUR PRINT SETTINGS ARE SET TO ACTUAL SIZE.