Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Primitive Candy Cane Tutorial

Primitive Candy Canes

You will need:
  • 5 pack plastic candy canes {mine are from the 99 cent store}
  • red/white ticking {or any other Christmas fabric you like}
  • glue
  • cinnamon

Make a small cut a little less than 1 inch and rip the length of your fabric. Then cut that length in half you will use about 1" x 30" strips per candy cane. Add a dot of glue on the curve end of your candy cane.

Place the end of your strip of fabric on the glue and cover the tip.
Then start wrapping, you will need to pull your strip taunt as you go.

Wrap all the way to the end and cut at an angle, place a small amount of glue to seal the end.
Glue the bottom tip and push the ends of fabric down to finish.Wrapped candy cane.
Pour a little cinnamon in a container.
Use paper towel dipped in cinnamon and rub dry on your fabric.
Not only will they look good, they will smell great!
Wrap in a bundle with twine add a tag, and you have a fun gift.


Darlene said...

Those are so CUTE!!!! I think you must be the craftiest person in blogland!!!!!! You are always showing us cute, easy projects! Thanks!!

Karen Beth said...

So cute, thanks for the idea.

Amy R. said...

These are SUPER CUTE! This looks pretty simple. I am going to try this. Thanks! What a great gift!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are so cute and I think they will make a nice little potpourri for a table! Thanks Jen!


Unknown said...

I love crafty blogs, what a cute idea! I cant wait to make them! I am so glad I found your blog! HAve a great night, Sue

Elise said...

I LOVE my candy canes!! Thanks for the how-to, though, so I can make some for gifts. Oh, and my kitchen tree.

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Those are very cute and look great in the bowl on the scale!
They look tied up with a tag as well! Thanks for the tutorial.

natalie hansen said...

Hey There! I wanted to let you know that I am having a little PMC silver workshop in my home studio this Sat...if you, or any of your friends are interested! It is $45.00 for enough 14 grams of clay. which will make 2-8 silver charms depending on the size...11:00 am to whenever. And I will also have some of my jewelry and art for sale, for nay one that wants to stop by. E-mail me if you are interested, and I will give you my phone and address!! Love to meet ya! Natalie

Michelle said...

Wow! Those are super cute! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh my word, that is the cutest!! I love the rubbing it with cinnamon part too!

The Mixing Bowl said...

I LOVE them! I love the ticking, but don't have that on hand so I'll need to improvise with other material. Thanks for sharing!

Ruth said...

Great tutorial. What a fun and easy project. I love anything that smells like cinnamon.


Em said...

Very cute Jen ;)

Daph said...

Perfect!! I am going to try it:)

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

What a cute project Jen! I love it. I love ticking material and it is so cute on those candy canes!

Thanks for linking up - I really appreciate it!


Sherry said...

what a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

I really love the candy canes!! What a creative idea!

~Rosanne said...

I love these candy canes and will have to keep it in mind for next year.
I've enjoyed looking at your blog and love your decorating style.

I actually have an old barn door that is sitting in the garage waiting to become a headboard - I just have to convince Mr. Sweet that it is adorable (since he has to do the hard labor) I can just picture it.

Blessings to you!