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10.24.2011

The Candy Corn Wreath Tutorial - By Heather from WhipperBerry

Happy Halloween {well, sort of.  We're close enough right?} I am so excited that Shelley asked me to share one of my tutorials with you! Truly, giddy with excitement to get to meet all of my fellow House of Smiths' friends!! Let's get the introductions out of the way so we can move on to being great friends... I'm Heather from WhipperBerry! I have to admit I have been one of those girls who really didn't get into Halloween in the past, I could take it or leave it and be totally fine.  This year however, I have fallen in LOVE with all of the creative fun to be had with this holiday.  I know, I know... I'm not sure why it took so long.  Because I haven't been a huge fan in the past, I don't have a  lot of Halloween decor.  So this year I worked pretty hard to remedy that, in true WhipperBerry fashion.  Here is one of my FAVORITE projects that I thought I would share with you today!  My Candy Corn Wreath...
Isn't it FUN?!  Here is what you will need to do to make one of your very own...


~ One foam wreath form {mine is about 13 inches across}
~1/2 yard of muslin
~ 1/2 yard of orange canvas fabric
~1/2 yard of yellow canvas fabric
~1/2 yard of off white canvas fabric
~ 200 straight pins 
~ Black ribbon
To begin, tear your muslin into long 4 inch wide strips and wrap it around your foam wreath form...
Secure the muslin to the foam form with straight pins.  Next, you need to cut your canvas into ROUGHLY 4x4 inch squares.  Don't worry about exact measurements pretty close works perfect for this project.  Once you have your squares cut, start with the orange and  take one square and fold in half and then fold in half again.  Take a straight pin and pin it to the wreath form like this...
 
Continue to fill in the orange working them close together to give it a nice full effect.  Wimpy wreaths look sad, so don't be stingy!! Use the entire 1/2 a yard of orange at the bottom of the wreath....
Once you are done with the orange, start working on the yellow.  It works best if you split your squares in half and then you will have an equal amount on each side...
Now, you are in the home stretch... work in the off-white canvas and you are almost done...
Grab your ipod and a good audio book, or cue up your DVR... this is a simple and easy wreath but it will take you a couple of hours.  I actually loved listening to my book while I made it {It was, "The Book Thief" just incase you were wondering.}  Once you are done, tie your black ribbon into a basic bow and pin to the top of the wreath and viola, you're finished!  You now have a simple and STUNNING Candy Corn wreath that all of your friends are going to LOVE!!!  Now that you have the basic idea down it's going to be so much fun making all kinds of canvas wreaths for every seasons.  I'm already working on the Candy Cane wreath for Christmas! You'll have to stop by WhipperBerry and subscribe so that you don't miss that little beauty!
Shelley... thank you so much for being a great hostess! Everyone feel free to swing on by the WhipperBerry blog to say hello! Come on over, I'll make my famous Hot Chocolate on a Stick and we can chat for awhile :) Now go get your supplies... you only have a couple of days to make The Candy Corn wreath before Halloween is upon us!
Thank you Heather! I LOVE the wreath and I'm definitely going to have to try this one out. Honestly, Heather has some of the cutest projects. Here are some more simple and fun favorites of mine...
   
The Corn Cob a fun way to package your candy corns for your Halloween parties. It even comes with a free printable! Another fun holiday project and free printable... Make your own Homemade Vanilla and then package with a fabric label. Also, this trendy, fun Chevron Memo Board made from and old sketch board!

26 comments:

  1. Holy time-consuming project! But on a side note--it looks awesome!

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  2. Super cute but the bow has got to go. Needs either a much bigger bow or no bow. Love the idea and candy corn is always fun to re-imagine.

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  3. Very cute! This would look fantastic in a mini version with my candy corn crafts display area... Everyone has one of those, right? ;) I never would have thought of pinning the fabric. Definitely quicker than waiting for glue to dry!

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  4. Love it Heather! So fun and festive. I need one for my front door! Two of my favorite bloggers in one shot :)!

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  5. oh gosh Heather is always so creative!! I LOVE this!

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  6. I love this wreath and I'm going to try this. You're absolutely right about skimpy wreaths....love big full ones. Great tutorial!
    reinventingtheordinary.com

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  7. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this wreath! I am so going to make it! Thanks for sharing it!

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  8. What a great wreath! I love the texture the folded fabric makes. Another must make.

    I Love both of you ladies (Shelley and Heather)and all the creativity you share :o)

    ~Chrissy

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  9. Love, love, love that canvas and the colors are classic magic. Fabulous job, Lady!

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  10. Love the wreath!! I am going to try it with tulle! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  11. It looks awesome! I'm assuming the canvas just goes about 3/4th's around the foam and not all the way?

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  12. I love your wreath. It inspired me to do this: http://myorganizedchaosverstreate.blogspot.com/2012/11/autumn-wreath.html

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  13. Just stopping by to let you know, I featured this project on my fall wreath post here- http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-yes-fifty-fall-wreath-ideas-and-inspiration.html. Please grab a featured button from my side bar to use on you blog, if you'd like. :)

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  14. Wuaoo...!!! me encanta..y es sencillo,mejor todavia

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  15. I love it! I made my own this past weekend: http://lindseyedits.blogspot.com/2013/09/candy-corn-wreath.html

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  16. I love wreaths it sure looks pretty cool. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. I love this wreath it looks pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I am absolutely in love with this wreath!! I am not a fan of the typical leaves and gourds wreaths but still want the feel of autumn. This is fun and unique. I love it!!

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  19. Love this wreath and am attempting one as I write this! Can you please tell me if the pieces go all of the way around the wreath or just in the front and on the sides? Thanks!

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  20. I love this wreath! I'm attempting to making one right now, but have one question for you. Do the pieces go all the way around to the back or just on the sides/on the front? Thanks!

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  21. Cute idea, but the colors are wrong.

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  22. Super cute idea, but the colors are just wrong.

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  23. Why do you need to put the muslin around the wreath? Can you make it without it?

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