I spent a total of $30 to make these. That was a lot more than I was planning, but I didn’t have any scrap 2″x6″ or beadboard. At home deopt I picked up a 2″x6″ and a 4’x8′ sheet of beadboard. You can get about 18 candy corns and still have a ton of beadboard left over.
To start out sketch what you want your candy corn to look like.
Next, use a jigsaw to cut out your candy corn. Once you have your three different candy corns, you will need to sand down some of the rough spots. You’ll notice a few points that you’ll want to round off.
I set my belt sander upside down and using 120 grit sand papaer (any grit will work), rounded the sides.
After you have the 2″x’s cut and sanded, trace your candy corn on the backside of your beadboard, then cut them out using your jigsaw.
You will need to sand down the beadboard portion so that the beadboard piece is smaller than the 2″x piece. You want anywhere from 1/16″ to 1/8″ difference in size from the beadboard and the 2x”. Don’t measure thought, just guess and make the beadboard smaller than the 2″x.
Once you have your beadboard pieces cut out, you will cut them into three different pieces. Have fun with this part. I’ve made a few of these and every time they are different.
Once the beadboard piece is cut into three different pieces, you are ready to paint. We used blah blah blah yellow, blah blah blah orange, and blah blah white, but any yellow, orange, and white will work. You will paint the bottom piece yellow, middle piece orange, and the top piece and 2″x piece white.
Once all four pieces are painted and dry, get some wood glue and a few clamps and glue the beadboard onto the 2″x. Once dry they are done!
They are really pretty simple to make. You could substitue a thick MDF (5/8″) in place of the 2″x, but I prefer the thickness of the 2″x.