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   Make a candy corn bracelet Posted by Chica 
October 22, 2010 
Chica
 

Everybody knows about stringing popcorn or cranberries at Christmas time, but is there anything similar that can be done for Halloween? What about candy corn? I’ve been wondering aloud to Jo since last Halloween whether or not candy corn would survive being strung, and finally I decided to try it out. It wasn’t an easy task, but it did work well enough to make a candy corn bracelet for my niece to wear on Halloween.

This is one of those projects that you probably know how to do as soon as I mention what it is, but I’m going to go through the steps anyway so you can see just how I did it.

You’ll need three simple items for this project. Some candy corn, a thin needle, and some clear elastic beading cord.

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Thread the cord through your needle and poke it right into the candy corn. Aim for the middle of one of the colors, as the points where two colors meet tend to be a little weaker and will lead to more breakage. Push the needle through and slide the candy down the line.

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For the first piece, tie a knot so that they don’t all fall off the end of the line as you continue to work.

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By they way, some of them will break. Okay, a LOT of them will break. I had about half of them work and half fell to pieces. Hey, it just meant more to snack on!

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Eventually I had enough to make a nice bracelet. I tied the ends in a knot and that was it!

candy corn bracelet

I just love the simple yet quirky look of the finished bracelet. I’ll definitely need to make one for Jo’s daughter to wear with her candy corn costume on Halloween.

candy corn bracelet

6 comments so far:

  1. Lysana said: (October 22nd, 2010 at 12:59 pm)

    If you figure out how to get a toddler to WEAR candy corn without eating it all in the first five minutes, please pass along the wisdom! :)

    Super cute, and I hope it makes it into the costume (which is too cute for words, by the way).

  2. Rachel said: (October 22nd, 2010 at 7:30 pm)

    That’s WAY cute, I love candy corn! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  3. Cacklin Rose said: (October 24th, 2010 at 2:22 pm)

    I wonder if this would work with elastic…. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Chica said: (October 24th, 2010 at 4:30 pm)

    Cacklin rose, as long as you get elastic cord that’s thin enough to be thread through a needle, it would work fine.

  5. Marylou said: (December 28th, 2010 at 1:51 pm)

    That is adorable and I would like to pass it on to the girl scout troop as they will love this next year! Thanks! I would really love to receive a newsletter or email to keep in touch with all that you do. You are very talented!

  6. Chica said: (December 28th, 2010 at 7:08 pm)

    Thank you, Marylou! Why not sign up for our e-mail subscription so you never miss a project? Look for the form on the right side of the page or go here for more details.

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