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Rustic Candy Cane DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Easy Candy Cane DIY Christmas Ornaments

It is exciting to be talking Christmas decor again.     Browsing the gift shops is such a wonderful time,  with all the gorgeous decorations, the different choices and the display styles.   Unfortunately, all too often, reality takes hold when I see the price tags and I either have to walk away and forget it or figure out a way to create my own variation. I saw some twine covered candy canes at the gift shop and was able to create some  nicer rustic handmade Christmas ornaments at home instead.  These handmade Christmas ornaments ones are larger than the purchased ones and look lovely with the farmhouse style lace addition.

How to Make a DIY Christmas Ornament Farmhouse Candy Cane with Dollar Store Supplies

On the other hand, there is dollar store shopping.  Unfortunately the dollar store doesn’t tempt me very much, I have a much harder time finding something I love on the spur of the moment. I need a plan before I go looking there. This time I went into the store looking for something candy cane shaped and some twine.  I love how these handmade rustic Christmas decorations turned out.

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Rustic Candy Cane DIY Christmas Ornament Tutorial

For each candy cane ornament, you will need.

A  plastic candy-filled cane, or another plastic faux candy cane you like

Glue gun

Twine, or wool

Lace or ribbon

Button or bead

This craft project is super simple to create and takes about 15 minutes per candy cane.  Just be careful using the hot glue.

Empty the plastic candy cane.  Not only is it virtually free candy, removing the candy make the plastic cane very light.
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Start by twisting the end of the twine into a little circle shape.
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Continue to wrap the twine around the plastic candy cane.   Add strips of glue along the length of the cane as you wrap the twine.
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Wrap the twine so that the entire plastic cane is covered.  Once you reach the end of the cane, cut the twine and wrap the end into a coil.  Seal the end with glue.

If you find that you have gaps in your twine where the plastic is showing, cut a small piece of twine and glue it into the gap, making sure to press the ends down securely.

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Tie the Ribbon

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The contrast between the pretty lace and the rustic burlap somehow makes the pretty lace stand out.  For this craft I dug around in my ribbon box and found some leftover ribbon that I I had sewn to a jean jacket several years ago.
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You can use hot glue to gather the lace but I prefer to use a needle and thread.

Take approximately one foot of ribbon for each candy cane.  Gather the ribbon and attach together.
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Fold the gathered ribbon into the middle and sew into place.

Hot glue the ribbon to the candy cane and cover the center with a pretty button.

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Day 5 of the – 12 Days of Christmas

It is fantastic the things crafters create using dollar store products.  Its great looking through Pinterest and finding a dollar store craft because I know it’s within the budget.

I am not one of those people who wander the dollar store and see all but possibilities,  but love shopping there once I have an idea in mind.  I hope my blogging friends inspire you with something they made.

Enjoy the rest of the links.

Leanna

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9 Comments

  1. Leanna these are absolutely right up my alley and would look awesome on my tree. I love how you took those candy canes and turned them into special little ornaments. They are my features this week at Sweet Inspiration.

  2. This has been such a lovely blog hop Leanna. I’ve really enjoyed getting a daily does of creative inspiration from some seriously talented bloggers and I love your candy cane ornaments. They look beautiful. The contrast between the soft lace and twine works so well. I doubt you’d be able to find something this pretty in a store

  3. Cute idea for recycling candy cane-shaped candy holders!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Debra, I use lots of twine for Fall decor, but have never used it for Christmas before. I was pleased with how it turned out.

  4. This is so creative and adorable! I love them! I am going to have to try this.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thanks Jenny. With such a large tree to decorate I needed to come up with some inexpensive yet pretty decorations for it.

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