Day 5 of the `12 Days of Christmas
Today’s topic is Dollar store crafts. 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 my budget.
Today I created some diy Rustic Candy Canes out of dollar store supplies, you can find my blogging friends links right after mine.
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Easy Rustic Candy Cane Ornament
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 or figure out a way to create my own variation.
On the other hand, there is dollar store shopping. I have a much harder time finding something I love, but when I do its always achievable. This is the case for these rustic candy cane ornaments. I am proud of how nicely they turned out.
For each candy cane ornament, you will need.
A plastic candy-filled cane, or another plastic faux candy cane you like
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.
Start by twisting the end of the twine into a little circle shape.
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.
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.
Tie the Ribbon
The contrast between the pretty lace and the rustic burlap somehow the burlap 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.
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.
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.