Easy Candy Cane Vase Centerpiece

9 Materials
30 Minutes

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

DIY Christmas Decorations

Suggested materials:
  • Candy canes   (had)
  • Peppermint candies   (grocery store)
  • Flowers   (grocery store)
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  • Coco Coco on Dec 12, 2021

    So sweet! So festive! So doable! This looks absolutely lovely. Thank you for the great share!

  • Doc's Mom Doc's Mom on Dec 21, 2022

    OHHHHHHHHHHHH! How lovely!!! It looks so elegant with the traditional red, white, and green colors we recognize as Christmas colors. I love it!