Monday, August 22

2x4 candy corn!

I love projects that I can make with little effort and little cost.  My husband always has scrap boards around from various projects around the house.  So when I think of a craft that I can use these scrap pieces of wood it makes me happy - or as Kai Lan says - it makes my heart sing.   Sorry for the reference but my little girl is obsessed with Kai Lan lately. :)   

Last year, I made some cute christmas ornaments using scrap 2x4s cut into a triangle and painted like christmas trees so what else is a triangle and is a decoration for my favorite holiday??? - Candy Corn!

I used the 2x4s and cut them with a chopsaw with a 15 degree angle.  I didn't cut the triangle with sharp edges but left a little bit of a flat edge to make it more like the candy.  Then I just got out my paint and got to painting.  Just like the candy- I painted 3 stripes of orange, yellow, and white.  I then used a rag to paint on some beige paint to antique it and distressed the edges with sandpaper.  I had some hemp twine and I added some for the middle candy corn.  I figured I am going to sale them in the booth my sister and I have in sets of three.  I think that I will have to make some more for me though.  Tell me what you think!

I would love to see any other projects you have made too that are from scrap 2x4s.  

I also mentioned on my last post that I would be doing a give-away this time.  I will be giving away a metal flower bracelet that you can see in the post before this.  I will let the winner tell me what colors he/she wants the bracelet to be.  The rules are:  You need to comment or be a follower.  If you want double the entries than do both!  I will close the give-a-way next Monday 8/29/11.  Good luck and may the crafting force be with you. :)

On a total random thought- don't you love it when someone has the same sense of humor as you?  I was reading a book called "Hexed" by Kevin Hearne and in it there are witches, werewolves, etc.  When a witch calls him he sets up the ringtone for "Witchy Woman" by the Eagles.  I laughed because of my Halloween sign for the witch has the lyrics behind it too. 

Have fun and don't forget to enter into the give-away!


  1. These are so cute! We have a little craft group that meets every month and I'm thinking these are the perfect craft!

  2. These are awesome. I'm loving them. Would you like to guest post these at in a couple weeks? Please email me.