Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Drop Cloth Candy Corn Bunting

Once upon a time, I bought one large drop cloth from Home Depot… 
I swear that drop cloth just keeps growing.  I’ve already made one pennant out of it here, but there is plenty left. I love all of the CANDY CORN stuff on Pinterest for Fall.  For the record, I don’t like candy corn- to eat.  I like the colors, and I like to decorate with it.  In fact, I have 2 more projects to show you later with a candy corn theme.  But I think it tastes nasty, and my hips thank me for it!

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For this pennant banner, I used eleven 5x8 and two 6x6 triangle templates to cut my drop cloth.  I then taped them off with painters tape and painted them with craft paint that I mixed with textile medium. 
I wanted to be able to change out the letters, order, and words easily.  So, I used mini clothespins found at Michaels to hold letters that I cut from heavy cardstock with my Silhouette.  The “or” is glued on with fabric glue.  I’m sure it will peel off easily if I need to make a change.  With eleven triangles, I can change this up if I want and make it HALLOWEEN with a plain candy corn on each end.  Or I can leave the whole bunting blank and just enjoy the colors.  I could break it up into small vignettes as well with a little BOO here and a little SPOOKY there, since my triangles are just attached to twine with a clothespin.

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Trick Close-up

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Treat Close-up

Last, I made a cute little pumpkin rosette to finish off each end of the bunting.  Just a simple rosette using a dollar fat quarter I found at Walmart.  I added a little felt stem and a piece of green twine for the finishing touch!

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Happy Fall!

Linking up to these great parties.
Weekend bloggy Reading-Serenity NowGet your brag on@Gluesticks, Show and Tell @Blue Cricket Designs, Friday Flair at Whipperberry, 30 Days Pity Party, Get your Craft on Tuesdays36th Avenue Share Awesomeness Thursdays, Tidymom I'm lovin'it, Weekend wrapup@ Tatertots and Jello, Saturday night special @funky Junk, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, Sundae Scoop, Think Pink Sundays
Free for all @ Young and Crafty, Crafty, Scrappy, Happy Me Thursday, Will Craft for.. @Tales of a Trophy Wife
Frugal Friday @the Shabby Nest, clean and Scentscible


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Vanessa at Rescued Goods

Super cute! It makes me want some candy corn right now!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper

So Cute! I'd love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.


What a cute banner. I can tell you put so much work into it. Thanks for the fun Halloween idea!


So cute! The pumpkin rosette totally tops it off! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!


Very cute!


I love it and the fact that you didn't permanently apply those letters is GENIUS!!

Sarah Gill

I totally love how the letters are removable!
Thanks for sharing!

Big D and Me

I love that you used a drop cloth - I've never thought of that but will definitely use one in the near future

Jaime Lyn

how cute is this?!????? You are one talented gal! I love the look! Andd have been debating doing a bunting for might have convinced me. Thanks for the inspiration.
Jaime from Crafty scrappy happy

Kristin @ Chi-Chi Studio Designs

Found you through the Tatertots & Jello link party...this is a super cute project! Thanks for sharing!

A To Zebra Celebrations

sooooo cute!!! love this bunting!! :)


What a cute idea! I'm so into banners right now and this is one of the cutest I've seen!
Thanks for the idea,

The Rooster and The Hen

What a great idea - and I LOVE candy corn (unfortunately both kind). I'm a new follower, keep up the great stuff!


This is awesome..I LOVE it....Hi there, I found ya via blog hop and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I'm officially following ya.. I'm Marilyn via - hope you can stop in sometime.. TY

Tracy Suzanne

Hey Kim, what did we do before we found drop cloth? This banners so cute I love the flower! I just looked at your cute 4th of July banner too. They're so cute, it's hard to not want to keep making them. And they make everything so festive.

Thanks for the comments on the table runner. Instead of actually stenciling it I cut out the crow that I printed and traced it with a magic marker. Then I just filled it in with acrylic craft paint using a paint brush. As in paint by numbers, and yes it was that simple. I have no drawing skills what-so-ever.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne

Did I tell you how cute your blog is? I love the design and colors!

Trish and Bonnie @ Uncommon

This is so adorable. The pumpkins on the end just make it perfect!


Love it (as I do all your stuff!). The rosette just takes it over the top :) I am so addicted to Pinterest too---in fact I just did a post on our blog on it :) I too cant stand candy corn to eat, but so many cute ideas to decorate with!! I sure do miss you and wish we were closer to craft together!!!
Love you!

Ty and Whitty

This is soooo cute I love it and so creative thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for linking this up to our party show and share on Wednesdays. We would love for you to come back this week and link up your latest project

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

I love projects that you can easily change up. The rosette pumpkins on the end is my favorite part too.

Erin of

Your banner turned out super cute! I love anything candy corn inspired! :)