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12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop – Easy Rustic Candy Cane Ornament

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.

 Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

Megan~C’mon Get Crafty I Michelle~Michelle James Designs I Amanda~Domestically Creative

Deborah~Salvage Sister & Mister I Jeanie~Create & Babble I Sherry~Olives & Okra

Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts I Emily~Domestic Deadline I Bonbon~Farmhouse 40

Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I

Marie~The Inspiration Vault I Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I

Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess I

Terri~Christmas Tree Lane I Sam~Raggedy Bits I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity  Valeria~Val Event Gal 

Yami~The Latina Next Door I Jeannee~Centsably Creative I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I

Kim~Everyday Parties  I Dru~Polka Dot Poplars

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.

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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

The contrast between the pretty lace and the rustic burlap somehow the burlap makes the pretty lace stand out.  For this project 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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Let me know how you are enjoying the blog hop.  I would love the feedback.

Enjoy the rest of the links.

Leanna

Christmas

 


 

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8 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop – Easy Rustic Candy Cane Ornament

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

    1. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

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