Candy canes are to Christmas as pumpkins are to Halloween - so creating some amazing crafts with them is simply a must for this holiday season. Check out our amazing selection below of easy and beautiful crafts you can do yourself and transform your house into a much more jolly and festive space.
”Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” -Alexander Smith
Adorable Candy Cane Reindeer
These adorable candy cane reindeer are a must for your Christmas celebrations. To make them, you’ll only need:
- Candy canes;
- Googly eyes;
- Small red pom poms;
- Brown pipe cleaners;
- Hot glue gun
To make the antlers, wrap the pipe cleaner around the candy cane and around your finger, and then bend them into shape. Hot glue googly eyes and small pom poms for the nose and you’re done! You can also wrap red and white ribbons around it just to add more cuteness!
Candy Cane Wreath
For a fun and easy craft with candy canes, a welcoming wreath is always a good bet. Using only hot glue and tape, you can easily secure the pieces together, use a red ribbon to hang it and apply a plastic ornament on the middle to finish it. Isn’t it easy? If you’re having a hard time to keep the candy canes in place, you can use a CD as a base, like Mom On Timeout did, and the end result is pretty awesome!
Miniature Santa’s Sleighs
Isn’t it just the best thing ever? This adorable miniature sleighs are easy to make and the children will love! Using glue or double sided tape, secure the candy canes on the bottom of a full size kit kat or similar chocolate bar. Then, start placing miniature candy bars and gluing them as you go. The formation usually is four on the bottom, then three, then two, then one. Wrap a ribbon around it for a final touch (you can glue it too, just to make sure it stays in place). Your awesome sleigh is done!
For a completely edible sleigh, Use melted chocolate to glue mini candy canes to the bottom of Milky Ways and after it’s set, gently squish tiny Teddies in the top. Don’t they look adorable?
Easy Candy Cane Place Holder
These adorable place card holders can easily be made by wrapping three candy canes together with a ribbon! You can write the guest’s name on the card and use it as a placeholder or use it to display the menu on your Christmas Eve gathering.
Peppermint Stick Platter
This incredible platter made out of peppermint sticks would transform your holidays! Use it to serve seasonal treats and watch it amaze every eye it encounters! To make it, just place peppermint sticks on a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper (you may need to trim some of the sticks to make it fit better) and bake on 350 degrees for 10 minutes in a preheated oven, or until the candies have just melted together. Use it to serve dry treats and impress the guests!
Jolly Candle Holder
This beautiful candlestick is a great addition to your Christmas decoration. It’s perfect to sit on the mantel or even as a festive addition to the centerpiece on your holiday table. Get the instructions at Be What We Love!
Sweet Gift Tag
Forget the bland gift tags when thinking about Christmas gifts: add a delicious candy cane to the tag and make the holiday gifts extra sweet – literally!
This amazing centerpiece is easy, cheap and a beautiful way to decorate your holiday table. To make it, you can use an empty aluminum can and hot glue the candy canes on the outside or use a clear glass vase and use double sided tape all around it to secure the candy canes in place. Add a big ribbon and it’s ready to accomodate beautiful flowers!
Star Tree Topper
This beautiful star tree topper from Adventures of a DIY Mom is just too cute! The combination of candy canes, peppermints, and red and white creates a happy mix just perfect for the holiday. Grab 10 candy canes, 10 mints, some ribbon, and hot glue and check out the instructions!
Peppermint Candy Cane Cupcake Stand
This amazing peppermint stand seems difficult to make, but it’s actually quite easy and is totally worth the time. It’s perfect to hold cupcakes or other small treats and make a presence during the festivities. Get the instructions over at Pizzazzerie!
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