candy corn trees…

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

halloween is such a fun time year filled with frightful festivities and sugary sweets to delight our childhood memories.   i love this time of year and as a child, the excitement of dressing up in costume to go out trick-or-treating was an absolute favorite.  so naturally these whimsical candy corn trees bring those magical moments right back.  today’s quick tutorial is the perfect way to decorate for your halloween celebrations, and the supplies are readily available at your local craft store – have fun…t!m

supplies:

  • idea-ology woodlands tree lot
  • distress spray stain: spiced marmalade, mustard seed
  • distress rock candy glitter
  • glossy accents
  • scissors
  • craft sheet
  • 1 1/2” wide painters tape
  • paper towels

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

start with a set of woodland tree lot.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

gather your basic supplies before you start.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

wrap a strip of 1 1/2” wide painters tape around the middle of the tree leaving about and inch of the bottom of the tree exposed.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

place the tree on a paper towel and spray the bottom area with mustard seed distress spray stain rotating the tree to cover all areas.

*note: if you don’t have spray stains, you can use distress re-inker and water in a mini mister.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

wrap the paper towel around the tree to blog the excess stain from the tree and tape.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

tear about a 4” piece of painters tape.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

fold the ends towards the center as shown.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

trim the excess tape around to create a cone shape.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

place the cone piece of tape on the top of the tree and slide the ring of painters tape down the tree to cover the yellow area.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

spray the middle area with spiced marmalade distress spray stain rotating the tree to cover all areas.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

wrap the paper towel around the tree to blog the excess stain from the tree and tape.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

remove the tape ring and cone for other trees to reveal your candy corn tree – cute huh?

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

pick up some glossy accents with your finger.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

lightly swipe glossy accents along the bristles of the tree going from top to bottom and working small areas at a time.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

place the tree over a scrap piece of paper and shake rock candy distress glitter over the tree – repeat on all areas of the tree.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

now create as many candy corn trees as you want.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

 

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

the color possibilites are endless with woodlands, distress spray stain, and distress glittter.

Candy Corn Trees by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

*be sure to check your local stores for these supplies or you can click the links below to purchase online…

(SSS=simon says stamp / IE=inspiration emporium)

Woodlands, Tree Lot (SSS|IE)
Spiced Marmalade Distress Spray (SSS|IE)
Mustard Seed Distress Spray (SSS|IE)
Rock Candy Distress Glitter (SSS|IE)
Glossy Accents (IE|SSS)
Tonic Scissors (IE|SSS)
Craft Sheet (IE|SSS)

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