Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Candy Canes


I got this idea from Ann at This Simple Life and thought I would try it. She used wax on her canes but since I did not have any candles to melt down I just gave them a tea bath and then added cinnamon. I bought these candy canes at the Dollar store for $1.00 for 6. Just cut the hanging string off and they are ready to go. Cut muslin or whatever material you choose to use long enough to wrap around the canes.
Put a dab of hot glue on the bottom and wrap all the way to top and add another dab of hot glue
After their tea bath and sprinkle of cinnamon.

Added some berries and tied them with a scrap of material. Their primness (is that a word) is not showing up to good in the picture, they look better in person. I want to try my next batch using wax so I have to remember to buy some candles when I next visit the Dollar Store.

16 comments:

Janene said...

Good Morning!
Those candy canes look great!
What a good idea about a tea bath.
I don't have tea, but I do have some rit dye. I will try that.
Also, if you don't have wax candles, try parafin wax chunks, found in the canning aisle. I'm not sure of the price difference.
Thank you for sharing!

~Janene~

This simple Life said...

They look great! I like what you did with them, might try a batch that way myself.

~Judy~ said...

I love those candy canes! I'm heading out to JoAnn Fabrics in a little bit but NOW I'm going to the Dollar Store first. THANKS!

Mandie said...

Oh, how adorable! Love them!

Mandie

Karen said...

Well Debbie if these aren't the cutest! I am always amazed at the creativity of everyone. Thanks for sharing.
Karen

Kimberly said...

I am desperate for some of these candy canes... but for some crazy reason, they don't seem to exist in Canada!

...it's such a pain...

Have a great evening!
Kimberly

Leslie said...

I plan to do a few of these this year...just as soon as I dig out the Christmas stuff and find the ones I bought last year but couldn't decide what to do to them! LOL

Yours turned out very nice :)

Have a great day!

Leslie

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

They look great! I love the primness of them! And I think that is a neat word.

Black Sheep Lisa said...

LOve the candy canes, i bought some last year and never got them done! Story of my life, so many crafts, so little time! LOL

Kath said...

Those turned out great!
I think I'm goin to try some too...my list of things to try ...keeps growing and growing!

Have a great evening!
Hugs-Kath

oldetymemarketplace said...

HI Debbi!
I just ran across your blog and love the candy cane idea! Really cute. I also like your other blog too! My local grocery store is have triple coupons this weekend! Look out!!
have a nice evening,
Beth

Debbi said...

Thank you ladies, hope you all get around to making some, they are so easy to do.

lindanuts said...

What a neat idea! I'm going to try this! Thanks for the idea!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Those are adorable...I LOVE what you've done with them...so much better than before!

Mrs. H said...

These candy canes are so cute. You are just too clever. Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

I'm soooo gonna make some candy canes now!