Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Painted Muslin Candy Corn

I bought myself some muslin recently to make a project for my son's birthday. I ended up having some extra. (I may or may not have planned it that way... I will never tell...) Anyway, I went to my treasure trove of inspiration (Pinterest, of course) and came out with a couple of cool ideas for what to do with my new fabric/toy. Here is one of them. So, that got me thinking. This is what I ended up with! Super easy and very primitive/folksy/countrified. Haven't done anything like that in awhile. It felt kind of nice.

Got a couple of other things in the works today, including a framed pumpkin and a "eek" wreath. Busy busy and loving every minute of it. :)

Purchased tag is stamped in dark brown ink
 then edges are inked too.

Make a template and trace around edges.
Cut out and sew pieces together with 1/4 inch seam allowance.
 Leave 1" opening, turn to the right side.
Stuff with fiberfill. Top stitch opening closed. 

Paint each layer with candy corn colors
and allow to dry completely.
The one on the right is distressed.
I like it better that way. Adds character.
Used medium grit sandpaper.

Finished Product!
Twine ties them both together.
 Also added a purchased berry stem for even more fall-ish flair.
Sitting on an aged doilie on my shelf.  

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