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31 Days of Halloween – Give Me Candy!

31 Days of Halloween on sewhooked.com

Welcome back for another 31 Days of Halloween post!

Today I’m excited to share a brand new and absolutely free Halloween stencil! This the first stencil I’ve shared in an age and I do hope you enjoy it!

Give Me Candy Stencil by Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com

Designed by me entirely in Inkscape, Give Me Candy represents a lifelong love, nay, adoration, of candy corn! Yum!

New to stenciling? Here’s a video tutorial I created waaay back in May of 2008. It’s hard to believe, but it pre-dates even Talk to Me Tuesday!

I also have a written tutorial specifically for my Torchwood stencil. Give Me Candy is much easier to execute!

For this project you’ll need:

  • The stencil, printed on the matte side of freezer paper (for easy printing, I cut a sheet to letter size then tape the top side to a piece of regular printer paper)
  • You can print or download the Give Me Candy Stencil OR Get it on Craftsy
  • X-acto Knife or other stencil cutting tool
  • cutting board or other safe cutting surface
  • Fabric paint. For this project, I used Tulip Soft Mandarin Orange, Sunshine Yellow and Velveteen White.
  • 1″ sponge brush
  • iron
  • cardboard or paper for inside the shirt/back of fabric
  • You’ll need fabric or a t-shirt. Most instructions say to pre-wash, but I won’t lie, I rarely do and I’ve never had any issues with the paint sticking or not lasting.

Give Me Candy Stencil by Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com

I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint for this project.

Give Me Candy Stencil by Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com

Here’s the stencil all cut out and ironed on to my fabric. I like to use a pressing cloth after I iron the pointy bits are in place to ensure everything is nice and stuck.

Freezer paper creates a temporary bond, and it will peel off, so check your edges before painting.

Give Me Candy Stencil by Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com

I wanted a candy corn effect on the letters, so I blended my colors, starting with white and working my way down. When all the colors were in place, I went back and blended a little between the edges.

The stencil is designed so that the candy corn pieces can be entirely separate if you wish. If you’d prefer to blend yours, simply cut away the dividing bits before ironing the stencil on to your fabric (I didn’t do that, and had to go back with a tiny paint brush, no fun!).

Give Me Candy Stencil by Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com

It looks complicated, but it’s so, so simple! Just take your time and don’t be too fussed if the edges aren’t perfect.

Give Me Candy Halloween Stencil by Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com

And, done!

I stenciled this on a piece of Moda Marbles and now I’m thinking my Jack cushion might need a companion…

If you’re feeling ambitious, try it with embroidery or even applique!

What do you think? Any ideas for how you might use this fun (and free!) stencil?

One more time…

Download the Give Me Candy Stencil OR Get it on Craftsy

Pattern #4 from Jack's Lanterns

Here’s Jack’s Lanterns, Pattern #4, looking good!

Jack's Lanterns, 9 Patterns to Paper Piece by Jennifer Ofenstein

Get Jack’s Lanterns on Craftsy for just $6!

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!

See you tomorrow for a look back on Halloweens past and this week’s Craftsy feature!


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Crafts of Halloweens Past: Candy Corn Hat

Candy Corn Crochet Hat

A hat that looks like Candy Corn? Well, it’s more the spirit of Candy Corn, but it does the trick!

Halloween Bats

From the wayback machine of 2009, enjoy this simple sweet crochet pattern created in homage of one of the most delightful, delicious and downright bad for you treats of all time.

The pattern is free, just click here!

To make reliving the Crafts of Halloween Past even more fun for you, I’m offering a challenge with a prize!

Quilts from 100 Blocks, Fall 2013

Make any of my Halloween projects or patterns posted during the course of the month and post a photo to the Sewhooked flickr group tagged “halloween.”

At the end of the month, I’ll draw a winner to receive a free copy of Quiltmaker’s Quilts from 100 Blocks, which includes my pattern Corn Maze! Heck, I’ll even sign it, if you like! ;)

Mustachio 2.0

Don’t Miss Week 3 of Name That Mustache, posted this Monday!


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Featured Pattern: A Little Haunted, $8 on Craftsy

Candy Corn Hat

Candy Corn Crochet Hat
As seen on Talk To Me Tuesday, September 29, 2009.

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As I walked around my local craft store last week, I noticed little Halloween displays all over the store.  Almost all of them had candy corn.

 I spent the rest of that trip repeating to myself, “You do not need candy corn!  You do not need candy corn!”

I guess you can see why I jokingly refer to candy corn as Halloween Crack!

Mellowcreme pumpkins?

One bag of those + me = sugar coma.  Danger, danger, danger!

I created an homage to those last year with my Mellowcreme Pumpkin Earrings.

To continue the homage to my favorite Halloween candies, how about a candy corn hat?  It’s easier on your teeth, works up in a jiffy and isn’t particularly hard on your yarn stash, either!

It sure as heck is easier than taking candy from a crafter baby!

You’ll need:

  • small amounts of worsted yarn in bright orange, white and bright yellow (Red Heart used in example)
  • J hook

Round 1: With white, ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook.  Join with sl st at top of beg ch 3.  (12 dc)

Round 2: sl st to the sp between the next two dc , ch 3, dc in same sp (cluster).  (2 dc) in between each dc around. (12 clusters)

Round 3: sl st to the sp between the next cluster , ch 3, 2 dc in same sp.  (3 dc) in between each cluster around. Finish off white. (12 clusters)

Round 4: With orange, join with sl st between any cluster.  ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, (4 dc, ch1) in between each cluster around. (12 clusters)

Round 5 – 10: sl st to ch 1 space, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, (4 dc, ch1) in between each cluster around. (12 clusters), finish off orange at end of round 10.

Round 11:  join yellow in any stitch, ch 1, hdc in same st and each st around, including ch 1 sps.

Round 12: ch 1, hdc in same st and each st around.

Round 13: ch 1, hdc in same st , (2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st), repeat ( ) around.   Finish off.

Easy as candy!

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vlog: TTMT – Candy Corn On My Mind

In this week’s TTMT:

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo.  Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.