For me, the month of October is a countdown to Halloween. So for the first blog craft of the month, I came up with a project that combines two of my favorite Halloween activities--crafting and snacking. These sweet candy corn hair clips are easy to stitch from orange, yellow, and white felt. They start with plain hair clips that you can find at a craft store.
I made two different sizes of clips, but the directions are the same for both. First, measure your hair clip and draw a triangle on a piece of card stock that's just a smidge longer than the clip. The base of the triangle should be wide enough to conceal the bottom of the clip. For each clip, use the pattern to cut two triangles from orange felt, and one from yellow and white felt.
Cut the yellow and white triangles--and one of the orange triangles--into thirds. (The other orange triangle will be used as the background piece.) Arrange three of the cut felt pieces on the background triangle--orange on the bottom, yellow in the middle, and white on the top. Use matching embroidery floss to sew the pieces to the background triangle. When the stitching is complete, snip the pointed end to give it a blunt shape.
To finish, just sew the your felt candy corn piece onto the plain clip. I stitched through the existing holes at each end of the clip, and that held the felt piece in place securely.
There you are--one candy corn hair clip complete! Make a bunch and give them to your favorite trick-or-treaters. Be warned: making these candy corn clips is almost as addicting as eating the real thing.