Twine Candy Canes

What does two episodes of Downton Abby have to do with twine candy canes? It is the amount of time it will take you to make this centerpiece! I don’t watch much TV except when I am cooking or crafting. And even then, it is not a lot. If you are like me, I just don’t have the time. Of course, now I am hooked on Downton Abby and can’t wait for season 3 to start in January. Who knows what I will be making when I watch the next episode!

This is one of those DIY crafts that was fun and relaxing to make. I love a craft that can be made without having to “think” to much.

I had these candy cane decorations for years and could never find the right way to display them. I hung on to them thinking someday I will find a use for them. Then all the twine candy canes starting showing up on Pinterest. I had an “aha” moment and knew what I wanted to make. Thanks Kimberly from A Night Owl for the idea and tutorial.

Grab your supplies, find a show to watch and let’s start crafting!

Supplies

The most important thing you need to do is start wrapping the twine around the candy cane at top center curve of your candy candy. To begin glue the twine to the bottom of the candy cane curve.

As you start wrapping make sure to “scrunch the twine together tightly” on the bottom of the curve. If you don’t your twine will bunch up instead of wrapping nice and even.

Wrapped candy canes.

Container and pine clippings.

1. Trim the pine clippings.  2.  Add your holly berries  3.  Arrange twine candy canes. 4.  Tie a multi-piece twine bow around your container. Ta-da, you are done!

Supplies

  • Candy Canes – my candy canes measured 12′ high 1/4 thickness
  • Twine
  • Pine clippings or any greenery of your choice
  • Hollyberries
  • Container
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ribbon (Optional)
  • Battery Operated Lights ( Optional)

 

Cost

  • Candy Canes – my candy canes measured 12′ high 1/4 thickness – already had these
  • $ 4.99 Twine – I used a  ”finer” twine purchased in a big ball from Jo’Ann Crafts
  • Pine clippings or any greenery of your choice – free from my back yard tree
  • $1 Hollyberries – Michaels
  • Container – already had this
  • Hot glue gun – glue sticks
  • $1 Ribbon (Optional) Michaels on sale
  • $3 Battery Operated Lights ( Optional) Walmart

Total Cost $6

This was pretty cheap to make since I already had several items on hand. And it looks beautifuil! Oh yea…..

This pin ROCKS!

We are jolly to be linking with these great sites: DIY Showoff   –  Artsy Fartsy Momma  - Mad in Crafts

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Comments

  1. Very cute Tracy! I can see why it took a while to do, but the results are fabulous! I love it in the container with the pine.

  2. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing!!!

    I’m having a PINTEREST Social hop. I’d love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your Pinterest. If you don’t have Pinterest it’s ok, come link up your blog.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/pinterest-party.html

    I’m also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week beginning in January. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

    Have a crazy beautiful week!

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