Halloween: Coffee Filter Candy Corn

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30 Crafty Days of Halloween

Hi there! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m so excited to joining in on the all fun of 30 Crafty Days of Halloween. This time of year is my favorite! I love the cooler weather, pumpkins, fall leaves…and of course Halloween! Especially decorating for the holiday and making simple craft projects, including the coffee filter candy corn I will be sharing with you all today!


coffee filters
food color, water, bowls
hot glue gun & sticks
candy corn – for inspiration or eating 


To get started, you’ll want to mix the food color with some water in a bowl. I experimented a little and found that 10 drops of yellow with 3-4 drops of red gave me a nice orange color. 


So you know how coffee filters are kind of in groups when you look at the package? I took two of those groups for each color which ends up being about 50 filters. Take one group and dip it into the bowl, you do not want it to soak up all the water.

I made this mistake and it took three DAYS for my coffee filters to dry out. I tried again by dipping them in and out quickly so the water starts to soak up the sides and had much better results with the drying time.


Using a piece of cardboard, I drew out a candy corn shape and cut it out. Once my coffee filters were dry, I got to work hot gluing them to the shape.


I folded the coffee filter like an accordion, folded the bottom point up a bit, added a dab…okay, a lot…of hot glue and stuck it onto the cardboard.


I continued this for each color changing the direction of how I stuck them on and folding the coffee filters a little differently to give the candy corn a nice, fluffy look.


Once I filled the whole shape, I went around and added a coffee filter here or there to fill in any gaps. And since I wanted to hang this on a door in our kitchen, I added some ribbon to the back to use as a hanger. I love the texture that the coffee filters give it!


One thing I love about this project is that it can easily be used for other holidays by making a different shape and dying the coffee filters different colors. A heart for Valentine’s Day is on my future crafting to-do list!

If you are looking for more creative inspiration for Halloween, be sure to check out my post on Simple Halloween Decor.


Or this Boo to You Halloween Sign that I created with my Silhouette Cameo…my favorite crafting tool ever!


Thanks so much to Vanessa for sharing her blog with me today! I’ve had so much fun crafting this Coffee Filter Candy Corn to share with you all. You can find me sharing more Halloween inspiration on Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram!

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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.