Candy Corn Halloween Decor DIY

Halloween means it's  time to create a fun theme decor for family, friends and trick-or-treaters.  This year accent all the black with bright orange, yellow and white candy corn inspired fall colours.

Halloween Dye Projects

Candy Corn Halloween Decor DIY


  • Tintex Tangerine Orange & Brilliant Yellow fabric dyes (you can also make orange by mixing custom dye colour).
  • White cotton fabric (use a table runner, tablecloth or placemat, etc.)
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 Plastic buckets, glass or stainless steel bowls
  • Felt scraps (optional)
  • Paint brush or sponge brush (optional)
  • Permanent markers (optional)
  • Scissors (optional)
  • Glue & glue gun (optional)

Candy Corn


  1. Get dyeing supplies, protect work-station with plastic and wear plastic or rubber gloves to avoid staining hands
  2. Add power dye to hot water and mix well until completely dissolved
  3. Add each dye solution (Brilliant Yellow and Tangerine Orange) to bowl or bucket
  4. Place the bottom third of the clean, dampened item into the yellow dyebath; leave immersed & moving for 5-10 minutes
  5. Gently squeeze the extra dye solution out of your item but do not wring
  6. Add the middle area of your bag to the into the orange dyebath leaving it immersed and moving it around slightly for approximately 5-10 minutes
  7. Gently squeeze the extra dye solution out of your item but do not wring
  8. Run cold water down from the lightest shade to the darkest to remove extra dye until water runs clear 
  9. Allow your item to air-dry and iron on a low setting when slightly damp
  10. Clean the work station using bleach (if needed) and warm water as soon as possible
  • Optional: enhance your dyed Halloween tote bag; draw shapes or words with a permanent marker or use a contrasting darker colour of dye and a paint brush. 
  • Optional: attach cut out felt shapes with a glue gun.

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