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Candy Corn From Pallet Wood

Now that the transformation of that little chest of drawers is complete, it's time to share what I've been working on for Halloween!

Since I had two sizes of pallet wood, it all began with making two patterns:

The patterns were placed across three pieces of pallet wood, traced, and cut with a jigsaw. This is a great way to use up any small pieces that are left over from other projects.  This is the only picture I have of the beginning of the process.  Sorry, I get carried away...
You can see the top of it, along with a pallet pumpkin and a bird!

The pieces were sanded and painted with white, orange, and yellow craft paint.  Once the paint was dry, they were distressed with 220-grit sandpaper.  I like how the wood shows through the different color paint - a little bit of bare wood and a little yellow tint!

The pieces were wood-glued together and strapped with screws and a paint stirrer.
I used jute twine and a staple gun to create a loop for hanging.

That's it!  A simple process for some cute Halloween decor...
I think they look pretty cute next to the black cats.

I tend to go 'not-so-scary for Halloween, How about you?

Thank you for stopping by the Cottage.  You can always check out my items on facebook by clicking the link at the top of the page for Apple Street Crafts, and I hope you'll follow, share, and pin!

Have a great week!


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  1. These are so cute!
    #handmadeMonday

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    1. Thank you, Caroline - glad you like them!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Charlene - glad you stopped by!

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    1. Thank you, Roseann. Come back again soon!

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  4. I really like the idea of cute halloween decorations as super scary is not for everyone. These are lovely. It's funny because although we know what they look like we don't actually have candy corn like this here in the uk, so I've no idea what it tastes like!

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    1. Candy corn is very sweet. I think it's mostly sugar and corn syrup...I should send you some!
      Thank you for stopping by the Cottage.

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  5. How fun! What a great way to use pallets. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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    1. Thank you, Beverly, just something a little different for those pallets!
      I appreciate the pin.

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  6. SO adorable! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica - happy to share!

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  7. So cute! I like both non-scarey and wicked bad Halloween decor. Like the mad scientist's refrigerator contents sheet of plastic (altho I draw the line at the dead cat; I love cats); I usually use it on a door caz my fridge is covered with magnets! Still busy with my upcycled cloth pumpkins!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. It sounds like you have a fun blend of scary & non-scary at your house. I'm so glad you stopped by the Cottage - I made some pumpkins too! They'll be posted in a few weeks.
      Have a great weekend!

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  8. I love both the black cats and the candy corn. Thinking I can make these. Found you on Bloggers Pit Stop.

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    1. If you're a gal with a jigsaw, I'm sure you can - be sure to share them! Thanks for stopping by the Cottage.

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  9. What a CUTE project! Thank you for the tutorial. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Hopping over from Bloggers Pit Stop

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    1. Thank you, Marci...and you are SO welcome.
      Glad you stopped by. Come back again soon!

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  10. Very cute!
    Debby
    Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com

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  11. These are adorable, what a great idea!
    Denise from www.smoresandsundresses.ca
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  12. So cute, Ann! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia - happy to share!

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  13. These are so cute! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Here's the link to this week's soiree: http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/make-pretty-monday-week-231/ Thank you again for sharing with us! Have a great week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathryn! I always love visiting The Dedicated House.

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