August 28, 2012

TUTORIAL: Prim Candy Corn

Let's make some Candy Corn!
Gotta start with a shape! Whether it's someone's pattern (please give them credit!) or your own, all it takes is a triangle with rounded edges! Cut 'em out, sew, and then stuff them nice and full! 
 Pick out your acrylic paint colors. I get these from Hobby Lobby. Good coverage for base coating and they're usually on sale if you buy online like I do.
 Start at the top with the lightest color. If you're the obsessed kind, then tape it off otherwise, eyeball it. Remember, it's Prim!
 Do one side at a time and give them a good dry in front of a box fan.
 Time to make the donuts.....I mean the Prim mix! MY version of the Prim mix. You know I don't like the smell of coffee once it hits water and I don't drink it or tea so I either mix up some burnt umber acrylic paint with water OR I do this method if I want the nice smell. Go to the $store and get some imitation vanilla, cinnamon, & nutmeg. The Pumpkin Pie Spice seasoning is GREAT, TOO!

 Stir up the initial and then sprinkle a bit more cinnamon to float on top.
 Dip your candy corn in on both sides to coat well. Ummmmmm, it smells so gooooood!

DON'T THROW THIS OUT!! Save it because it turns syrup-py. Just add more of that $store imitation vanilla to it next time and spice it up again with floaties!
 A foil lined baking sheet and 190 degrees is how I bake mine. I set it on a 10 minute timer and turn it for a TOTAL of 40 minutes. Everyone is different but this is the SAFEST way for me NOT to burn them as I get busy with my kids and forget. Yes, I'm VERY human!
 Baked and dried, I let them sit over night.
Embellish them with ribbons, sisal, and homemade tags. A spot of glue to the back will hold the ribbon in place and hide where you sewed it all together. You can leave them plain if you so desire.

I like to add the little tag with some #10 crochet thread and go up underneath the ribbon. Tie it off at your desired length. You can also use a rusty safety pin.
Easy Peasy and perfectly primmed!
This does not discredit anyone else in their primming methods. We all have our own techniques that work best for each of us. Feel free to share this and modify for your own desired effect!


Linda Welcome said...

Oh Vicky...I loved this Tutorial. I could almost smell the spices. They turned out so sweet. Just Love'em.

Marta said...

Thank you for sharing...I'll try to do that ^_^

Cindi said...

Vicky thank you so much for this tutorial. I am a person that is so afraid to try to make things but it gets expensive buying from Etsy and shops a lot. This looks like something I might even be able to try. I am pinning it! Have a great day,
Be blessed,

Christine said...

Great tutorial! Love all the little extras you put with them!

Kim said...

I love your candy corn Vicky! They are so fun to make :)

Barb said...

Hi Vicky,
How fun!
But you know me and the sewing bit. I have to leave that to you professionals!
They are wonderful!!
Thanks for sharing.


You made it look so easy. I don't like coffee or tea, but use a tea mixture. But, your sounds yummy smelling, I see a new stain in my future.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Seeing how you make these makes me appreciate them even more! I'm not a painter like you! Enjoy this week...looks like our weather will be good!

dee begg said...


Cute and perfect for Halloween. Candy corn was a favorite Halloween candy, but alas, that's in the past...have yet to find sugar free candy corn...except of course the stuffed kind.


The Farmer's Attic said...

Great tutorial!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Great tutorial! I sewed and stuffed some candy corn last year, but never got around to painting and embellishing them. I know, super lazy... I'm saving this tut so maybe I will get my behind in gear to finish them. ;)

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Oh and thank you for taking the time to post this!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

So cute

Karen said...

What a great tut. Vicky...and your finished products are darling.

Laura of TheQuiltedPumpkin/WildThymeThreads said...

These candy corn aren't fattening too! Awesome tutorial, Vicky, thanks for sharing! -Laura Sweet

My Stitches to Treasure said...

Love the candy corn, Vicky!
Great job on the tutorial. I've always used coffee and never thought about just using thinned burnt umber-I have that! It's probably cheaper than coffee, too. Thanks for the tip-

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Can't wait to get started:)

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love the candy corn Vicky! Thanks for the tutorial! Have a wonderful day!

Rhodes Creations said...

Thanks for the tute! Hugs, Laura

yorkie's primitives said...

Thanks for a great tute on candy corn Vicky! I love candy corn, real or crafty!LOl Hugs, Valerie

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Easy Peasy Tutorial Vicky! Your candy corn look great. Thank you for sharing!