Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Candy Corn Pins and Magnets

My favorite season of the year is Spring. All living plants take on a new life and the outdoors seems so fresh. The fall season is my second favorite season. The colors are so beautiful and it will be here soon.

Fall makes me want candy corn and I love candy corn. Of course, I'm leading up to these little pins and magnets I made that resemble candy corn.

To make these, I used the hard plastic place mats for the backing and three colors of felt, orange, yellow, and white. The felt with the sticky back can also be used or use a sticky glue like E-6000 for the regular felt and also for sticking on the pin or magnet to the back and for the eyes and nose.

You will need a small tac type pin or a small magnet to glue to the back of the plastic place mat backing. I used googly eyes and a small bead for the nose.

Instead of glueing my 3 pieces of felt directly to the place mat backing, I sewed my pieces to a solid white felt backing. I used pins to hold the pieces to the felt backing while sewing the face design on. I trimmed the edges, then glued the completed face to the place mat back.

It would be easier to use the sticky back felt and stick the 3 pieces directly to the plastic back. Then use a black fine line felt marker and draw the face. It depends on which way you want to make it. Sometimes easiest is the best.

My pins and magnets are about 2 inches high x 1 and 1/2 inch wide.
I found a similar idea for the faces that were hand drawn on foam. I put my own ideas to it and this is what I came up with.







If you would like to use the patten below, right click on it and save a copy to your computer.




5 comments:

eunice said...

Hi Joy! My first impression when I scrolled down ur page was "Wow so cuteeee!" :D

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Anonymous said...

Really cute!! I've got to try making these! By the way, I just found your blog and I really like it. When reading your profile, I found that we have several things in common. I am a 60 (almost 61) year old soon to be GREAT grandma and have just started my own blog. I don't know much about it but am learning. I find it fun since I've been retired for almost a year and have a lot of time on my hands and need something to keep me from being bored and depressed. I will be a regular visitor to your blog.

Shirley said...

Oops. I just left a comment and didn't complete my ID. I told you I'm just learning.

Janet said...

I love this, a very cute idea. By the way, I just found your site, too. I've only been blogging for about a month.

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