Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Corny

I can't believe Halloween it's just a few days away! Fall is flying by! Just one more month before we start decorating for Christmas. I'll be hostessing Thanksgiving dinner at my place this year. I bought adorable new serving dishes and super cute turkey plates and napkins. Then I made these...


Perfect to sit on each place setting or throughout the center of the table along with the other decor, don't you think? Not really corny. I just couldn't think of a good title at midnight. :)

I made single cornstalks last year but never thought to tie three together and have them stand. Love it! I was inspired by the photo inspiration challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Here's a quick tutorial. The pictures aren't great since I was trying to put all this together in less than an hour, but I wanted share anyway.

I used:
  •  Stampin' Up!'s new cellophane bags (you can use pretzel bags but the measurements will be off)
  • Corn Husks found at the grocery store (used to make tamales)
  • Candy Corn but any small candy would work like M&M's or Jelly Bellies
  • Raffia (or hemp or bakers twine)
  • Stampin' Up! striped ribbon
Fill the bag with candy leaving one inch at the bottom and 2 inches at the top.


Lay bag over a husk, tie at the bottom, and trim the end


Trim the bag one inch from candy at the top and tie closed


(This I didn't get a picture of) Take your fingernail and slide it through the top part of the husk to fray it. Start where you tied it closed and slide to the end. It won't work the other direction.
Tie three together and you are good to go! Not only for decoration, but a cute little gift, too.


Thanks for visiting the little blue room. Head over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see all the other wonderful projects. I hope you'll link your project, too!


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11 comments:

Betty said...

Rachel-- This is SUCH a cute idea!

Toots said...

So creative! Thank you for sharing!

Just a Thought.... said...

How ADORABLE!!! I LOVE your take on Indian Corn favors for your table!! What an inspiration!! GREAT JOB!! Amy L.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

ACK!!!! These may be the cutest things I've EVER seen! How fun!!! Thanks for the great pictorial too! I may have to try some since my hubby LOVES candy corn!

DAWN Braun said...

Rachel, this is STINKIN' CUTE!! and coming from Iowa, nothing can be corny enough! :) Thanks for the welcome, I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your beautiful creations too. Chalk it up to one crazy blog-stalking late night crafter! Cheers!

paper bag create said...

Very very CUTE!!!! What a great idea!!! Love it!:)

Carol Carriveau said...

Great idea...TFS!!

stampinbygenny said...

SUPER CREATIVE! Congrats on being featured on Paperpunch Addiction! Your project is great for a Thanksgiving table. This is a fabulous idea I'll have to CASE. Thanks for the inspiration!

stampinbygenny said...

SUPER CREATIVE! Congrats on being featured on Paperpunch Addiction! Your project is great for a Thanksgiving table. This is a fabulous idea I'll have to CASE. Thanks for the inspiration!

Joan said...

WOW!!! These are fantastic! They're going to look great on the table! A wonderfully creative idea.

Tiffany Bauer said...

OH MY GOSH!!! This is amazing!!! I will be featuring this project on My Crafty Picks #42 with a link back to your blog on 11-13-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks!!

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