Paper Candy Corn Pennants

I'm so happy that it's time to decorate for Halloween!  In my opinion, Halloween decorating is the most fun.

Check out my tutorial for simple, no-fabric Candy Corn Pennants:

Candy Corn Pennant Tutorial with Free Pattern from OneCreativeMommy.com {Easy Halloween Decor!} AKA Candy Corn Bunting

A couple of years ago, I came across this idea for a fabric candy corn bunting at Tatertots and Jello.  Since I already had tons of orange and yellow cardstock, I decided I could make it out of paper instead of fabric.  I love the way it turned out, and it was so easy that anyone can make it.

Materials:

  • White, yellow, and orange cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Thread
  • Free Pattern from OneCreativeMommy.com (link below)

Click link below to downloadCandy Corn Pennant Patterns

I created these two years ago, when I was very new to blogging.  Sorry that I don't have step by step pics.  Here's how to make it:

  1. Each pennant is about 5 1/4" wide.  Decide how many pennants you will need, and print your patterns on white, orange and yellow cardstock.  (You could cut one pattern out and trace it, but printing on cardstock is sooooo much easier!
  2. IMPORTANT!!!  DO NOT CUT YOUR SHAPES OUT ON THE LINES.  Leave extra space around the left, right, and bottom edges.  (Do cut the top of the yellow and orange layers on the line.)  You will trim all three layers at the same time.  For the white shapes, leave an extra strip along the back 1/4"-1/2" wide.  You will never cut off that piece.  You will use it as a base for sewing on the ribbon.
  3. Glue the yellow pieces on top of the white, and then glue the orange pieces on top of the yellow.

Pennant ready to be trimmed

  1. Use a paper cutter or scissors to trim the long edges just inside the black lines of all three layers at once.
  2. Lay your completed pennants side-by-side (point down)on the floor and pin the ribbon across the extra white space at the top.  It's okay (and probably a good idea) to overlap the orange a little bit.  Leave lots of extra ribbon on the sides for tying to your railing or mantle.
  3. Using a sewing machine (you can hand stitch, but it will be really tough to stitch through the cardstock) stitch across the ribbon to attach it to the pennants.
  4. Tie it up somewhere, and you are done!  Easy peasy.

Candy Corn Pennant Tutorial with Free Pattern

(If you want to make this no-sew, you can probably glue the ribbon to the pennants.  I'm just not sure how well the ribbon would stay on from year to year.  My bunting is three years old, and it's holding up great!)

Candy Corn Bunting

Heidi

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This idea was featured at:

 A Crafty Soiree  the Grant LifeChase The Star Blissful and Domestic 
 PhotobucketLife on Lakeshore Drive It's Overflowing




Comments

  1. This is just adorable. It would be a great craft to make with my girls! I will pin it to my Halloween board.

  2. Aww, how cute! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  3. Super cute Heidi! I love how Halloween-y it is. Haha.. is that even a word? :)

  4. I'm with you, I LOVE decorating for Halloween. I already have WAY too many decorations, but I might just have to add one more....love this idea!

  5. I am obsessed with candy corns, so this will be a fun little project this season! New follower from Seven Alive Link It Up Thursday.

  6. SO cute...my kids could totally help make these! Thanks for making! Saying Hi from Mom on A Time Out Hop...I host Photo Friday Link Party, I'd love to have you link up this or any other original photo from your blog. Happy Hopping!

  7. This is absolutely adorable! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_10_archive.html

  8. Wow, that looks so cute! Beautiful work!

  9. So so so cute! Love how this turned out! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  10. Not only is candy corn one of my favorite candies to eat, it is just about the cutest Halloween decoration! Love this! Life to the full, Melissa

  11. So cute! I love these... May just have to make some for Halloween!

    Thanks for joining us at the Keep Calm & Link Up party this week - hope to see you again next week!

  12. That is so cute!

    I'm hosting my first linky party - would love for you to join in:

    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com/2012/09/weekend-warmth.html

    Thanks,
    Bobi

  13. This is such an adorable idea. Gonna have to do it for my own house. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you link up again this week. The party will be live tomorrow night. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    And don't forget to "like" my Facebook page if you haven't already. http://www.facebook.com/TheMandatoryMooch

    Thanks, Nichi

  14. I saw a something similar, but it was wooden. I was thinking of making my own version from paper, and now I don't have to figure out how to do it. Thanks for the great step by step instructions!

  15. Cute, cute, cute!!! I'm thinking I need to make one of these! :)

  16. Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree! I'm excited to come by and let you know I've featured yours in the newest one. It will be up this Thursday at midnight EST. Please come by and check it out when you get a chance.

  17. Thank you so much for linking up to Financial Friday! Im sharing this on a fall decor roundup post tomorrow!

  18. So fun! Pinning this one! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  19. Super duper cute. Do come link it up with our party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ We'd love to see it there!

  20. How cute! I love seeing decor on stairs. Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. I hope we see you again next week.

  21. Love this!!

    Jan @Door251

  22. LOVE THIS! Too cute!

  23. Love this Heidi! So CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing at "I Gotta Try That"
    Marcie

  24. So cute!! I will have to try that one. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  25. Hey girl! Just wanted you to know that we are featuring you tonight at Keep Calm & Link Up! Stop by sometime this weekend to link up again and grab a featured button!

    http://www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com/2012/09/20/keep-calm-link-up-7/

  26. Love it - perfect decoration for a halloween party- I'm a garland-bunting lover and this is perfect! Come visit us sometime - we're celebrating classy craft like yours everyday! Linda. x

  27. FABULOUS DIY!!!! thanks so much for sharing at JJ!!!! hugs...

  28. Guess what, Heidi?

    Congrats! Your post is being featured in our Feature Friday top crafty bloggers post today!! We appreciate you sharing your projects with us! Here is your feature: http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/09/21/feature-friday-bowdabra-top-crafty-showcase-picks-15/

    We will give you a Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest shout out today! Have a great weekend and we can't wait to see what you share with us in the new Saturday Showcase!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  29. Super cute! I'd love for you to link up your project to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/09/do-something-crafty-58/

  30. Very Cute! Nothing says "Fall" more than Candy Corn!!! Found your post from the "Do Something Crafty" linky party. Thanks for sharing!!

    Anna @ Bean Bug Crafts

  31. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Simple and wonderful!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  32. These are super cute! I've started my first ever linky party and would love it if you would share :)
    http://happytreelife.com/2012/09/21/spooky-tree-life-halloween-extravaganza-linky-party/

  33. LOVE Candy Corn.... LOVE your bunting!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  34. Hi! I'm just stopping by to let you know that I featured your awesome candy corn bunting at Best of Show! Thank you so much for sharing. I appreciate it so much. :)

  35. LOVE your candy corn banner! Super cute & honestly, I love anything to do with candy corn! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Gettin' Krafty last week! Can't wait to see what you've got this week!

  36. so cute!!

  37. Such a cute bunting! I should make this for the front of my fireplace :) Just wanted to thank you for linking up last week and let you know the party is live now! I can't wait to see what you share this week at All my Bloggy Friends!

  38. Hi Heidi,
    This is the cutest bunting. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  39. This is FABULOUS! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

  40. This is adorable too! Love the candy corn colors!

  41. Love it! Featuring you tomorrow!

  42. Candy Corn is so fun. Love the bunting!

  43. Sweet and simple. Luv it! Linky follower now:) Follow me to at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com and share a face book like to my box. I posted lacey ghost pumpkin to this party!

  44. I love this idea. Candy corn crafts make me happy.

  45. Love this bunting! You should enter your photos for this project into Craftbaby's Halloween Decor Challenge! :)
    http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/32/halloween-decor

  46. Happy Halloween! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your pennants on my blog tonight! Thanks for sharing :)

    http://happytreelife.com/2012/10/31/happy-halloween/

  47. Love it -- candy corn is my favorite Halloween treat. It's fantastic that you posted a pattern, too! Thanks again. BTW, I am visiting from The Pin Junkie Blogiversary -- Mom Home Guide is a co-host this week!
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  48. This is a great Halloween project! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie Link Party. This project was featured in a HUGE Halloween roundup. Hope you can stop by to grab a button and let everyone know that you were featured on The Pin Junkie. http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/10/halloween-roundup-31-halloween-projects.html
    Bonnie @ the pin junkie recently posted...Halloween Roundup: 31 Halloween ProjectsMy Profile

  49. Oh goodness...I love how cute and easy this is!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! Don't forget to enter to win a $25 Starbucks giftcard! :)
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  50. This is so cute and would be great to make for a classroom!
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  51. Love this! I have been looking for some easy Halloween decor and I am definitely going to be making this!
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  52. What a great way to decorate for the fall. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.
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