DIY Candy Corn Garland

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.

Supplies:
pipe cleaners (black, white, or another color)
-plastic beads (orange, yellow, and white)
yarn for the garland
scissors

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

DIY Candy Corn Garland

Author Emma Chapman

Ingredients

  • pipe cleaners black, white, or other colors
  • plastic beads orange, yellow, and white
  • yarn
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Twist three pipe cleaners together at the center, making a kind of spider figure.

  2. Add beads to each pipe cleaner spider leg, in a candy corn pattern.

  3. Twist the pipe cleaners together at the top and trim the top pieces as needed.

  4. Hang the candy corn figures on some cut yarn anywhere you need a garland. 

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Emma,

    This is soooo cute!! I say bring on more pipe cleaners! They can be used in lots of different ways and are such fun colors. Really loving the fall crafts this year, keep ’em coming!

  • I love this idea! How cute would those corn be with googly eyes and made into little corn people for kids? I also share your love of pipe cleaners. Thanks for the fun post.

  • Not gonna lie, this gave me the kind of excitement pony beads gave me back when pony bead lizards and other landyards were “the thing”. I’m super excited that it looks totally grown up but is also super kid friendly so I can have my nephew make some with me!

  • Yay! Hooray for pipe cleaner crafts! This candy corn garland is cute as can be. I have a big stash of plastic beads and pipe cleaners in my craft cabinets; I can’t wait to get started on my candy corn garland!

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