Personally, I feel like pipe cleaners don’t get enough love. For some reason, I feel like this really cool craft supply has been relegated to the “kids-only” craft section and I really don’t know why. As a 34-year-old woman, I will proudly admit that I kind of love playing around with pipe cleaners. They are just plain fun!
Since I’ve already admitted my love of pipe cleaners, it probably won’t surprise you that I am on a bit of personal mission to get more craft projects onto the pages of this blog that revolve around these undervalued fuzzy little wires. 🙂 So today I am sharing this DIY candy corn garland that I made for the mantle at the holiday house. Or should I say candy CORN! It’s a bit of a pun because these are suppose to look like corn on the cob, but the colors of candy corn candies.
You get it.
And if you wanted to make your corn on the cob figures different colors, you could absolutely keep them more traditional but I was into the candy corn pattern for mine.
Step One: Twist three pipe cleaners together at the center, making a kind of spider figure.
Step Two: Add beads to each pipe cleaner spider leg, in a candy corn pattern.
Step Three: Twist the pipe cleaners together at the top and trim the top pieces as needed.
Step Four: Hang the candy corn figures on some cut yarn anywhere you need a garland. Pro tip: All mantels need a garland for every holiday, IMO.
I layered my DIY candy corn garland alongside a faux floral garland just to give the final look a little more dimension and texture. Thanks for letting me share! xo. Emma
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- pipe cleaners (black, white, or other colors)
- plastic beads (orange, yellow, and white)
- Twist three pipe cleaners together at the center, making a kind of spider figure.
- Add beads to each pipe cleaner spider leg, in a candy corn pattern.
- Twist the pipe cleaners together at the top and trim the top pieces as needed.
- Hang the candy corn figures on some cut yarn anywhere you need a garland.