The product in this post was provided by Fleuriste Craft Supply. Ideas and opinions are 100% mine.
Hello, hello! Today I have the cutest little candy corn shirt tutorial to share with you. The bow and shirt together will take you a whopping . . . ummmmm . . . THREE minutes to make?! Seriously. Ok, fine, maybe FIVE. Simplest thing EVER! And SOOO cute, right? Plus, the great thing about candy corn is that, like pumpkins, it is relevant to both the Halloween season AND the Thanksgiving season!
If it looks like I took the tutorial pictures on two different days it is because I did. I originally tried to use ultra-hold Heat ‘n Bond to attach the candy corns to the shirt (hence the pictures on the blue ironing board), but they peeled off before she ever wore it. I’m a Heat ‘n Bond fan, but the candy corns were just too thick. It never bonded correctly. Enter fabric Mod Podge . . .
Here is what you will need for this shirt:
* two shabby candy corns from Fleuriste Craft Supply (On clearance right now!!)
* plain white shirt (I always get mine at WalMart for kids)
* Fabric ModPodge and paintbrush
Here is what you will need for the bow:
* chevron poof bow in the apricot color from Fleuriste Craft Supply
* basic alligator clip
* hot glue gun and glue
I bought the necklace online on the website The Hairbow Company. I went on there for the crochet headband that I used for my daughter’s Elsa Tutu Dress and I couldn’t believe how cheap it was! Less than $10! I have seen necklaces like this all over in boutiques for $40 – $60 a pop! For a KID’S necklace?! I don’t think so. I mean, they are SUPER cute, but I don’t even spend that much on my own necklaces unless it’s for a super special occasion! I usually make her jewelry (like the Elsa Inspired Necklace that I made last winter), but at this price why bother?! Anyway, they aren’t a sponsor or anything — just wanted to share a great find! 🙂
Now on with the show!
The shabby candy corns come on a roll of mesh, just like shabby flowers, so you will start by trimming down the mesh so only the candy corn piece is left.
Place a paper plate or piece of cardboard in between the two layers of your shirt. I usually forget to do that and end up with the back of my shirts sealed to the front with ModPodge or paint, but I remembered this time. Paint a liberal amount of Fabric ModPodge onto the back of each candy corn and place it carefully onto your shirt. Gently press it down. (Not too much because you don’t want all of the ModPodge to seep through the candy corn. It is on mesh, after all.)
Now just let it dry!
Ready for the bow? Here you go: take the bow and place a line of hot glue onto it. (Be careful not to burn yourself!) Press the bow onto the alligator clip. (Then open the clip a bit to be sure you aren’t gluing the two sides together- ha!) All done!
Now put that super simple, super cute outfit on a little miss that you love!
Little cheeser. 🙂 HAPPY FALL!
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