Holiday Yard Decor From PVC Pipe - How to Make a HUGE Candy Cane!

10 Materials
$40
4 Hours
Medium

The holidays are a special time of year for many people. No matter where you live, chances are people are decorating for whichever holiday they are celebrating! I made a pretty cool piece of holiday yard decor using a large piece of PVC pipe and a few accessories!

holiday yard decor from pvc pipe how to make a huge candy cane

Start by cutting a 2-3 foot section of the PVC pipe (this will determine how tall your candy cane is!)

holiday yard decor from pvc pipe how to make a huge candy cane

Then cut three 3 inch sections.

holiday yard decor from pvc pipe how to make a huge candy cane

Next, attach the elbow pieces and the connectors you cut with glue.


Do not attach the top of the candy cane to the base. You need to be able to reach inside.


You can now drill holes along the front of your candy cane, spacing them appropriately for your lights.

holiday yard decor from pvc pipe how to make a huge candy cane

After your holes are drilled, add a coat of white paint. After the paint dries, add painters tape to make stripes and then add a coat of red paint.

holiday yard decor from pvc pipe how to make a huge candy cane

Once the paint tries, you can feed your lights through the holes you drilled. Use the flange to help hold your candy cane. We will ours with rocks and also used a flat brick in the garden to help hold ours up.

holiday yard decor from pvc pipe how to make a huge candy cane

If you have trouble getting yours to stand on its own, try staking it or putting something heavy on the base. Some cute boxes decorated like presents would look adorable!

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  • Mims
    on Nov 10, 2018

    Is there a video for this diy candy cane pvc

  • Amy Rollings Cato
    on Nov 15, 2018

    Neat idea! How did you get the lights in after it was one long piece?

    • Donna Lee Scott Thomas
      on Nov 15, 2018

      She said in the post, “Do not attach the top of the candy cane to the base. You need to be able to reach inside.” It caught my attention because I was thinking of getting the PVC from Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store. Nope. Not putting my arm in there!

  • Jill Kelly
    on Nov 16, 2018

    Just wondering if instead of painting the candy cane could you just use red duct tape for the stripes?

    • Jill Kelly
      on Dec 7, 2018

      Denise, use your red & white on your pvc to turn it into a candy cane pole! Barber poles have a blue stripe along with the red..there's no resemblance.💈😀

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  • Deborah Allen
    on Nov 19, 2018

    To make it stand up just get a 3 ft piece of angle iron , maybe shorter and push into ground then put open end over the iron, instant stand for your candy cane

  • My husband made this for me . There is a bottom piece u can screw in that caps the bottom and is wider.. but I can’t remember the name. It turned out great but when he drilled holes it cracked :( n boom the project was lost.. I’m not sure why it cracked :(

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