How to Make Candy Corn Earrings

I hope you caught my Paint Chip necklace Vlog from yesterday.  If you haven’t- watch that first to get the basic jist of this project.

Today I am going to use the same technique as yesterday…this time with pictures…to show you how to make some candy corn earrings.

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Supplies:
White, Orange and Yellow Paint Samples (Behr, Valspar Paint, Sherwin Williams, etc.)
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Scissors
Glue
Wax paper to cover surface
Jump rings
Earrings wires
Jeweler’s pliers or needle nose pliers

1.  Gather orange, yellow and white paint samples from your nearest hardware store.  I used Behr Paint.  Buy here are a few others that work great too…Valspar, Sherwin Williams, Martha Stewart Living. IMG_0877 2.  Cut strips of each color making the orange strip wider than the yellow and the white. IMG_0879 3.  Take the strips of paper and glue them down to another paint chip sample making sure that you glue them down on the wrong side of the chip.  Sandwich them between two books and weight them down so you get a nice seal. IMG_0889 4.  When they are all dry cut out a shape of a candy corn.  Don’t worry about perfection.  Imperfection means added whimsy! IMG_0881

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5.  Take some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and starting on the outside edge and working your way to the middle put a nice thick coat on your paint chips.

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6.  Let it dry overnight.  Flip it over and add the Dimensional Magic to the other side and wait for that to dry.

7.  After your piece is fully dry it will have a beautifully thick and shiny gloss coat over it.

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8.  To make the edges smooth rub the sides onto a fine grit sanding sponge.  The one I use is 3M SandBlaster pad in a fine grit.  That will make everything look neat.

IMG_0849 9.  Next using the smallest drill bit you can find drill a hole SLOWLY with your electric drill through the top of your candy corn.(Of course a cordless drill would work too ;-)

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10.  Using jeweler’s pliers or needle nose pliers add a jump ring and earring wires and/or a jump ring and a necklace chain.IMG_0894IMG_0895 IMG_0952 IMG_0953





  • Monica

    These are awesome!!!!!! I didn't know mod podge had a 3D gel thingy!!!! Amazing!!!

  • Michelle

    I really like those, so cute! I bought the mod podge stuff to make scrabble tile pendants and now I have something to use it on!
    XoXo

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Those are so much fun! They could be cute embellishments on hairbows too. :)

  • Pegster

    THese are really too cute! I am going to try this! thanks!

  • LacyHolly

    Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

  • Stephanie

    Those are so cute! I can't find the mod podge 3d yet at Michaels or Joannes, Gonna keep looking.

  • Lisa Rusczyk

    I would have never thought of this. Good job.

  • Jingle

    These are SO adorable!

  • Erin

    I couldn't remember where I saw these!!!! I just went back and put an update on my post to credit you…because I made a candy corn tree this past week and used your candy corn idea on it!

    http://wherebeautymeetsfunction.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-day-1-candy-corn-tree.html

  • Alyssa

    Ok, I was loving your paint chip necklace, but this is just adorable! I'm a sucker for unusual earrings and now I really have to find myself some dimensional magic.

  • Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com

    Those are stinkin' adorable! I love these!

  • Dee Asay

    What a cute idea!

  • ~Between Mondays~

    That is such a fantastic idea! I LOVE it! Where do you get the Mod Podge Dimentional (?) Magic? I've looked all over the place and can't find it! :(

  • Alicia

    Oh my goodness! These are SO super cute! I am definitely goign to have to try these. I was just wondering what earrings I would wear with my halloween tie dye tshirt!

  • Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com

    My goodness, these are great. I would never have thought they were made with a dab of glue when I first saw them. You are amazing.

    Well, you're invited. Come add them to our diy craft tutorial linky party so our readers can find you also.

    There's a new party opening each Wednesday, which you'll find from our home page, http://www.finecraftguild.com

    Hope to see more super creative ideas from ya,

  • Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com

    My goodness, these are great. I would never have thought they were made with a dab of glue when I first saw them. You are amazing.

    Well, you're invited. Come add them to our diy craft tutorial linky party so our readers can find you also.

    There's a new party opening each Wednesday, which you'll find from our home page, http://www.finecraftguild.com

    Hope to see more super creative ideas from ya,

  • Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com

    My goodness, these are great. I would never have thought they were made with a dab of glue when I first saw them. You are amazing.

    Well, you're invited. Come add them to our diy craft tutorial linky party so our readers can find you also.

    There's a new party opening each Wednesday, which you'll find from our home page, http://www.finecraftguild.com

    Hope to see more super creative ideas from ya,

  • Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com

    My goodness, these are great. I would never have thought they were made with a dab of glue when I first saw them. You are amazing.

    Well, you're invited. Come add them to our diy craft tutorial linky party so our readers can find you also.

    There's a new party opening each Wednesday, which you'll find from our home page, http://www.finecraftguild.com

    Hope to see more super creative ideas from ya,

  • Lori

    OMG! I'm in love and I know my daughter would love this. Going to give it a try…

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori! Please join me again for another great party!

  • HOOTIN’ ANNI

    Those are amazing!!! I LOVE Halloween.

    My Show n Tell is my newest Witch for my collection.

    The link is HERE I'd love to have you stop by for a visit.

  • Inspired2cook

    Those are some seriously cute earrings!! Love them!!!

  • Gay Vaughan

    The MOST clever idea I have seen in a while! I love them.
    Gay
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

  • Aimee

    I wondered what that Dimensional Magic could be used for! Such a FUN idea – I featured it here.

  • Sarah

    Hi! I love this craft and I featured it on my blog, Tastefully Crafted. Great job!

  • Kara

    This is an AWESOME idea!!! Where in the heck can I find 3D Mod Podge?? I looked at Michael's and JoAnn and coudn't find it. Maybe HB?

    Your tutorial and & pictures are just flawless. Thanks so much for sharing! Visiting from A Girl & a Glue Gun :)

    Kara @ http://www.mineforthemaking.com

  • Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun

    I features this on my blog today..

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com
    I love them!

  • Maria Gridley

    OH WOW! Thats sooo awesome. I can see so many different projects using this technique! Thanks so much for the tutorial!! :) You are so amazing!

  • Rita May

    I love this project. I'll have to try it. What are doing for Christmas earrings? Paint chips have such great possibilities.
    Cheers!
    Rita

  • Anonymous

    Wow! Great idea! I've gotta do these right now! Well…as soon as I hit the craft store and get some of that gel stuff…Thanks for sharing!
    Grace from Lake Stevens

  • merideth

    late to the party, but i have a question…could one cut 4 candy corns, gluing together so the front & back are candy-corn-colored, use the 3d magic on one side, let it dry, turn it over and add to the other side to have a two-sided earring? or do you think the seam (btwn the two sides) would be too noticeable?

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