Before your candy stash overtakes your home this holiday season, consider making some of these unique Candy Cane Crafts. These are especially fun to make with the entire family!
Spread a bit of holiday cheer this Christmas season with these cute candy cane craft ideas.
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Use candy canes to make DIY Christmas decorations and gifts
I’ve come across some pretty fun ideas and amazing projects people have made with candy canes, which is why I wanted to create this roundup post.
There are craft ideas here that are sure to entertain crafty adults and kids of all ages.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO KEEP CANDY CANE CRAFTS FROM GETTING STICKY?
As you’ll notice, lots of the candy cane crafts below will call for the candy to be unwrapped. To help keep your crafts from getting sticky, I recommend using an sealing spray or Mod Podge.
By doing so, you can guarantee a nonstick finish with a clear coat that won’t ruin your craft.
Candy Cane Craft Ideas to Keep you crafting all Christmas season long!
Here are some of my favorite candy cane crafts and popular craft ideas from around the web:
Candy Cane Wreath Ideas
These wreath ideas are sure to inspire you to create something pretty awesome for your front door.
1. Candy Cane Wreath Made with Gift Bows
Source: Candy Cane Wreath Made with Gift Bows by Aubree Originals
This inexpensive wreath uses something that you can find in abundance – gift bows. If you have some left over after wrapping all your gifts, use them to create this beautiful candy cane bow wreath.
2. $3 Candy Cane Wreath
Source: $3 Candy Cane Wreath by At the Picket Fence
Create a circular wreath using overlapped and hot glued candy canes. Easily hang it on your door with a colored ribbon of your choice.
3. Candy Cane Burlap Wreath
Source: Candy Cane Burlap Wreath by The Country Chic Cottage
Classic red and white burlap come together to make this unique candy cane wreath. Follow Country Chic Cottage’s tutorial to see just how easy they are to assemble.
4. Ribbon Wrapped Candy Cane Wreath
Source: Ribbon Wrapped Candy Cane Wreath by Mother Thyme
All you need for this wreath idea are buffalo check ribbon (or another ribbon of your choice), faux cranberries, and burlap ribbon. Oh, and don’t forget your candy cane shaped wreath form. Wrap, apply bow, and tuck cranberries and you’re done!
5. Dollar Store Green and White Candy Cane Wreath
Source: 12 Dollar Store Christmas Crafts from The Crazy Craft Lady
Candy Cane Ornaments + Easy Candy Cane Crafts
Instead of hanging regular candy canes on your Christmas tree this year, try some of these candy can ornament ideas.
1. Cursive Candy Cane Ornaments
Source: Cursive Candy Cane Ornaments by Lines Across
Yes, you can create cursive candy canes that look like they came from a specialty holiday store. Follow the tutorial by Lines Across to make a set of your own.
2. Rustic Candy Cane Ornaments
Source: Rustic Candy Cane Ornaments by Hidden Springs Homestead
Quickly give your candy cane crafts a rustic look with some patterned burlap ribbon. These would match any theme perfectly and make a really cute ornament.
3. Twine Wrapped Candy Cane Ornaments
Source: Twine Wrapped Candy Cane Ornaments by Natasha LH
Carry the farmhouse theme on with these twine-wrapped candy cane ornaments. They are sure to help your Christmas tree stand out.
4. Candy Cane Star Tree Topper
Source: Candy Cane Star Tree Topper by Adeventures of a DIY Mom
Looking for a unique tree topper for your tree? Try this candy cane star tree topper. It uses a combination of candy canes and peppermint candies hot-glued together to make a one-of-a-kind tree topper. This is such an easy Christmas craft!
Decorations Made with Candy Canes
These are some of the cutest candy cane decorations I’ve seen yet.
1. DIY Primitive Candy Canes
Source: DIY Primitive Candy Canes by Anderson & Grant
These primitive candy canes are super unique and will help you add a nice decorative touch to your holiday decor.
2. Candy Cane Candlestick
Source: Candy Cane Candlestick by Be What We Love
Help your candlesticks stand out (and smell good) by making a fun candy cane candle holder made from actual candy canes. It’s so easy, your kids can make some too.
3. Candy Cane Christmas Tree
Source: Sugar and Charm
4. Candy Cane Vase
Source: Candy Cane Vase by Living Well Spending Less
If you have lots of candy canes, this project is for you. Show off your faux holiday flowers with a candy cane vase. Follow Living Well Spending Less to see a thorough tutorial of how to create your own.
DIY Candy Cane Tablescapes and Table Decor
1. Candy Cane Name Tags
Source: Candy Cane Name Tags by A Spoonful of Sugar Designs
Let everyone know where they’re sitting in a festive way at your next holiday party. Attach a name tag to a candy cane and finish the look with a sprig of fresh pine. This would also make a fun gift topper.
2. Candy Cane Cupcake Stand
Source: Candy Cane Cupcake Stand by Pizzazzerie
Who knew that melted peppermint candies and candy canes could come together to make such a cute cupcake stand? These are sure to make your holiday party stand out!
Candy Cane Crafts for Kids
Get your kids involved in creating candy cane crafts they’ll enjoy to make (and eat).
1. Candy Cane Elf
Source: Candy Cane Elf by The Crafty Blog Stalker
Whether you’re a teacher, homeschooler, or just a mom looking for some candy cane fun with her kids – making some of these candy cane elves is sure to be a fun and memorable time. This easy project uses craft supplies you probably have lying around in your craft stash anyway.
2. Candy Cane Reindeer with Pipe Cleaner Antlers
Source: Candy Cane Reindeer by One Little Project
These reindeer candy canes are so easy to make, even your toddler can assemble these. They’ll make awesome gifts for the students in your kiddos’ classroom or to hang on the Christmas tree. All you need is a few candy canes, brown pipe cleaner, googly eyes, and whatever other embellishments you like.
3. Crystal Candy Canes
Source: Crystal Candy Canes by Little Bins for Little Hands
Turn ordinary candy canes into a cool science project, something that is sure to keep your kids busy during winter break.
4. Fruit Loop Candy Canes
Source: Fruit Loop Candy Canes by So Easy Being Green
A fun – and edible – craft for younger kiddos. This is one that will help them tap into their creative while making a festive snack out of fruit loop cereal. It’s sure to be a huge hit!
5. Candy Cane Table Tags
Source: Candy Cane Table Tags by Crafty Ribbons
These candy cane table tags are the perfect (easy) craft to make, especially if you’re having a gathering over Christmas break or if you have kids who will have a holiday party at school.
Candy Cane Gift Ideas and Sweet Treats to Eat
These candy cane gift ideas are super unique and sure to make the receiver smile.
1. Chocolate Covered Candy Canes
Source: Chocolate Covered Candy Canes by One Sutton Place
Chocolate covered candy canes are an easy treat to make, bag up, and pass out as yummy edible gifts to friends, family, and coworkers. Get creative and use milk chocolate or white chocolate to make these sweet treats.
2. Candy Cane Reindeer Pops
Source: Candy Cane Reindeer Pops by Finding Zest
This cute reindeer gift would make a fantastic party favor sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Place two mini candy canes in a heart shape, and then fill in with melted chocolate.
3. Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Pops
Source: Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Pops by Boulder Locavore
These candy cane hot cocoa pops are the perfect sweet (and warm) treat to gift to those you love.
4. Candy Cane Reindeer Gift Bag
Source: Reindeer Treat Bags from Whisking Mama
Jazz up some plain brown paper gift bags to look like reindeer. This easy project is such a fun way to share a holiday treat with friends. Plus, this is such an easy project, the younger kids can help make it.
DON’T FORGET TO PIN THESE CANDY CANE CRAFTS FOR LATER:
MORE CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEAS
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- Save money decorating this holiday season with these 12 EASY Dollar Store Christmas DIYs.