I wanted to make something festive, not spooky like this terrarium, for Halloween and came up with these little DIY candy corn baskets. They are the perfect size for candy corn and are really fun to put at everyone’s place at a pumpkin/ orange themed Halloween table.
Make these decorative cups for any theme or Holiday by changing up the colors of the crepe paper.
I found the little condiment cups (that hold ketchup and mustard) at a local fast food restaurant, but you can use any size you like. I only needed 10, so it didn’t seem worth it to buy 250! The whole project is really inexpensive (under $5 dollars!) and an easy project that you could do for really any holiday or occasion, just change up the colors to suit your theme.
You could do the whole project with a glue gun, but I worried that the glue would show through the lightweight crepe paper. I used my sewing machine to sew the layers together and it took just a few minutes.
DIY Candy Corn Baskets
PRINT Candy Corn Baskets Directions
~ Supplies ~
- Paper streamers: white, orange and yellow (I found mine at Walmart)
- Paper condiment cups (I found mine at a fast food restaurant)
- Matching color thread. I used orange thread
- Sewing machine
- Glue gun
- Candy corn or colored M&M’s
- Cut paper streamers to the desired length: to determine length, measure paper cup circumference and multiply by how many baskets you want to make. Add an extra few inches to accommodate for the pleating and folding over finished edge.
- Layer the three colors with white and yellow on the bottom and the orange on top.
- Sew the paper streamer with a sewing machine. I pinched the paper into pleats as I slowly sewed them together. Careful not to tear or rip the paper.
- Cut a piece of the sewed length of streamer to fit a cup with a little extra to fold over.
- Hot glue the streamer to the cup. Do not worry if the bottom hangs off a little bit, you can cut it to fit and be straight. Just make sure you have enough yellow showing.
- Hot glue the end piece under to finish it off.
- Cut off any overhang on the bottom to clean it up and be straight
- Repeat for remaining baskets.
- Fill with candy corns.
Print / Download: DIY Candy Corn Baskets Directions