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.