Easy Candy Cane Vase Centerpiece

9 Materials
$10
30 Minutes
Easy

Create a seasonal holiday vase using candy canes for an easy Christmas centerpiece!

easy candy cane vase centerpiece

Confession time: I am a hoarder. I keep candy canes for Christmas decorating. They will last for years with the plastic on them, if you store them in a Ziploc bag away from heat and humidity.

easy candy cane vase centerpiece

I used a favorite ‘vase-within-a-vase’ method to create the candy cane flower arrangement as a centerpiece for Christmas. Start with two vases, a smaller one to nest inside a larger one (round vases work too, they don’t have to be square). Place your flowers in the inner vase and fill the walls between the vases with your decorative material to conceal the flower stems. I use candy canes and peppermint candies to fill the vase walls.

easy candy cane vase centerpiece

How many candy canes you need will depend on the size of your vase. Since my outer vase height was taller than the length of the candy canes, I filled the space at the bottom with peppermint candies. Fill your inner vase with water and then add you’re ready to add your flowers.

easy candy cane vase centerpiece

To add some interest to the arrangement, I used some florist picks to wire a few pine cones to some candy canes. Candy canes were attached with florist wire to red ornament picks from my Christmas stash, to tuck in among the flowers.

easy candy cane vase centerpiece

For flowers, I used a $4 bunch of alstroemeria from the grocery store. Alstroemeria is my ‘go-to’ flower since they are available year round in a variety of colors, are affordable and long-lasting, up to two weeks.

easy candy cane vase centerpiece

In addition to alstroemeria, I added some evergreens, free-for-the-clipping, Leyland cypress from the yard. Red sparkly branch picks that I’ve used in our Christmas tree over the years add a little color and height.

easy candy cane vase centerpiece

You can see more photos and details of the centerpiece at my Merry and Bright Candy Cane Christmas Tablescape, HERE.


Wishing You All Things Merry and Bright This Christmas!

Suggested materials:

  • Candy canes  (had)
  • Peppermint candies  (grocery store)
  • Flowers  (grocery store)
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Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is

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