Most of the pins that I saw didn't have an actual tutorial just the picture of a note saying that they did it. Since I need all the help I can get, I put together my own tutorial with my own notes.
Yarn Candy Corn Tutorial
- Yellow, orange, and white yarn
- Styrafoam cones of any sizes, mine are 7 7/8 inches and 11 7/8 inches
- Hot glue
InstructionsStep 1 - Determine the size of your cones and how much area each color will take on the cone. Most of the pictures I saw out there had an even amount of orange, yellow, and white but that's not a true representation of a candy corn. I'm not a real stickler for things like that but my husband nicely made me redo my milk bottle candy corns so I made sure to measure these guys out. A normal candy corn is about 1/2 orange, 1/4 yellow, and a 1/4 white so I followed those measurements.
Step 2 - Measure out your yellow section (in my case it was about 2inches) on your first cone and hot glue the end of the yellow yarn at the top of the section. I also hot glued the yellow on the opposite side, that way you can just wind the yarn down to the bottom without worrying about it sliding up. When you get to the bottom I recommend hot gluing the yarn either all the way around or on every side to keep it from coming undone on the bottom.
Step 3 - Measure from the top of your yellow to about 3/4 of the way up the cone (so in my case it was another 4 inches). Repeat step 2 with the orange yarn (hot glue, wind down, etc.).
Step 4 - Hot glue white yarn all the way around the top of the cone then wind down. Hot glue the end.
Step 5 - Repeat until you've covered all of your cones.
The biggest tip I have, and it's a little hard to explain, is to hold the cone in your left hand and yarn in your right hand (with yarn on your right side). Press your thumb tight on the yarn that's already on the cone as you wind the cone with your left hand away from you (clockwise) and just let the yarn slide through your right hand kind of like if you were rappelling. This was the fastest way for me to get the yarn nice and tight with no gaps between layers.
And now my review...
Overall (0-5): 5
End Result (0-5): 5
Difficulty (1-5, 1 being simple, simple, simple): 1
Pin Instructions (0-5): N/A
Like I said, there were a lot of pictures but not a lot of instructions. After clicking through to see three or four pictures I gave up on finding instructions and just figured it out. My second and third turned out much better than the first once I applied my thumb trick so hopefully you can use it as well and have perfect candy corn.
Length of Time - Varies
This varies on how many cones you have and the size of the cones. It took me about 30 minutes to do my three cones.
I kind of love these. They are so cute and were simple enough that I could figure them out from the picture. They also add a nice pop of color on our downstairs entryway table.
Changes Made (things I did differently than the pin): None
Will I Do This Again?
I wouldn't because I already have some but I'd recommend you do them.
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