Primitive Homespun Christmas Candy Canes

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Sometimes you see something and just know what to do with them. That's what happened when I saw these Dollar Tree plastic candy canes. With Christmas coming there are people you'd like to give a little something to, but money is tight. The lady at the drug store who is always so nice to you, your postal worker, neighbor, your veterinarian, who ever it is ~ a little remember gift. How about making an ornament for them?
Dollar Tree plastic Candy Canes help out with quick, easy and inexpensive gift giving.
I ran into these plastic Candy Canes at Dollar Tree and my mind went to prim. Why is goes to primitive ornaments on certain things this time of year is beyond me.
6 in a package for $1 can't beat that!
I could see them in homespun hanging on an 'Olde Fashioned' Christmas Tree giving a vintage vibe, to die for!
Brought them home and began stripping fabric.
A good way to use up some of those odds and ends pieces!
These could as easily be done up in flowery cottage fabric for a whole different look.
I hot glued one end of fabric to the end of the candy cane
and began wrapping is round and round until it was completely covered, being sure to keep the fabric taut.
When reaching the end, hot glue into place toward bottom.
Trim off the excess fabric leaving enough to fold over to finish off the end with a dab of hot glue.
They are ready to hang on your tree, wreath or where ever you'd like. Of course, you can always embellish them.
Raffia, jute, rusty items, a bit of greenery, just about anything
I bundled a few together, tied with jute, then un-twisted the jute and made a bow.
Added a rusty jingle bell with a rusty safety pin and there you have it.
Easy, quick and inexpensive!
There's more photos on my blog, even a shabby cottage candy cane!

Suggested materials:

  • Plastic Candy Canes   (Dollar Tree)
  • Fabric   (leftover from other projects)
  • Embellishments   (yard sales or already had)

Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
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  • Amy Holden Amy Holden on Nov 12, 2016
    how wide did you have your fabric?

  • Kcb28816235 Kcb28816235 on Oct 23, 2017
    I know the strips were approx. 1" wide, but how long were they? And, was your material cotton or does it matter the type of material?


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