So I was in Target, perusing the Dollar Spot, as one does…hey, remember when things used to only cost a dollar in the Dollar Spot? Yeah, the good ol’ days. But I do like how I see all the Pinterest-y trends in the Dollar Spot now. That’s pretty cool. I saw this $3 burlap banner, and the orange triangles got me thinking: candy corn! The girls and I have been wanting to make something for our front window that can be enjoyed from both sides. I picked up some yellow and white paint on one of our DIY Halloween Costume runs to the craft store, and we were in business.We turned this handy little item into a Candy Corn Burlap Banner for under $5.
You think you know candy corn, right? I was convinced that the yellow was in the middle and orange on the wide end (everyone knows the tip is white). My daughters said that the yellow was the wide end. We argued about it for a while, then went and looked it up. Oops. They were right. So we decided to unstring the twine so we could paint the ends yellow.
We painted the white tips and the yellow ends and let those dry. Then we flipped the triangles over and did the same. A note about burlap–it’s got lots of holes–so you really want to dab on the paint as opposed to “brush” it. That was a little hard for them to get the hang of, so we ended up with some splotchy parts.
We threaded the twine back through the grommets, and it was ready to hang. This project was really quick, and really easy. Even if you’re not a “crafty” person, you could pull this off. And we can reuse the banner year after year. It’s a Halloween win!
Looking for more easy & frugal Halloween crafts? Check out my Happy Halloween! board on Pinterest: