I get ridiculously excited when Halloween comes around. Of course I love the costumes and the skulls everywhere and old ladies dressing like Elvira, but what I really love is candy corn. I specifically love indian corn, the ones with the brown butts, but any candy corn will do. So, for this most corny of holidays, I’m offering a candy corn stuffy/feltie pattern. You can use the pattern to make boring candy corn or you can use the pattern to make yourself a pair of party-goers, a devil and an angel. Maybe they can sit on your shoulder and whisper virtues and vices into your ears!
You can download the pattern by clicking here: Candy Corn pattern
I think the pattern should be pretty self-explanatory, but if you need an explanation, here we go!
- Felt in orange, white, yellow, black, and red
- Wire for halo
- Needle and thread, white and silver
- Candy corn. You know, for research. If you eat it, it doesn’t count – it’s for research.
Firstly, print the pattern and cut out your pieces. Cut the candy corn itself as one piece and use that to cut four candies out of orange felt. Once you’ve done that, cut the candy corn into its separate pieces. Cut two A pieces out of white, two B pieces out of yellow, and cut two faces out of black.
Once you’ve done that, lay your colored pieces out onto one orange piece, reserving the other as the back side. Make sure it looks like you want it to look and start sewing! If you use white thread to sew on the eyes, you can give them highlights (or “shines” as my kid would say) at the same time. I used a simple whip stitch to attach the colors and then used a blanket stitch to attach the front to the back. If you don’t know how to do these stitches, youtube has a bazillion tutorials!
Stuff your little dude before you sew it closed! You can leave it like that or continue on and make the costume – I simply cut two piece for the tail, sewed them together and attached it to the bottom of the candy. I did the same thing with the horns. Such a horny little devil.
When you make the angel, follow the same steps as above to make the wings, embroidering the swirls and feathers if you want. Use a piece of craft wire to make a halo. I almost wish I had a silver pipe cleaner laying around here to give it that true “home made costume” feel, but I don’t, so I used silver-tone craft wire, bent it into two loops and then slid it over the candy head. I hear choirs. Do you hear choirs? Maybe that’s just my really loud computer fan.
If you have questions, comments, or a burning desire to discuss the merits of brown-bottomed versus yellow-bottomed candy corn, feel free to join us in the forums!