10.12.2011

Wooden Candy Corn Hanger

This autumn, I decided to try something different for my front door.  And since my crafty friend Cami suggested that we make wooden candy corns, I thought it would be a perfect fit for new front-door decor.
We pretty much made it up as we went.  The tools we used that made it all possible were my husband's fancy miter saw and cordless drill, my orbital sander, and a pair of pliers/wire cutters, not to mention our paintbrushes and such.  For this project, we kept things simple and bought pre-primed 6" trim from Lowe's and just cut it to length.
The bottom piece is 12", the middle piece is 9", and the top piece is 6".  We cut each side on a 75 degree angle to meet up with the next piece(the measurement we used on the miter saw said 15 degrees, but it makes more sense to me to say it the other way).  Then we drilled the holes for the wire and sanded all our edges.  We used plain old acrylic craft paint to paint each piece.  The colors ended up pretty bright, so I rubbed a little bit of stain over the top of the paint after the paint was dry to tone the colors down.  Next, I wired all the pieces together, added some felt furniture pads to the back to keep it from scratching the door, and finally hung it up!  We were able to pretty much finish this project up in a day.
Linked up: The CSI Project, Tatertots & Jello

EDIT:  I made the top 10 in Krylon's painted Halloween projects challenge!

4 comments:

Arin and Troy said...

So cute! Wish I could have made one with you guys! :)

Audrey @ the audzipan anthology said...

Next time you come down we should do a craft!

Door Hangers said...

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Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This is a fantastic project! I’d love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/09/wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas-linky.html