Candy Cane Decorations that You Can Make!
For the outdoor decor portion of our holiday challenge, I decided to stick with the candy theme.
Supplies: Red and white strips of fabric, 4-6 stick on glass suction cups, and some twine. The suction cups and twine were purchased at Dollar Tree.
Red & White Candy Cane Fabric Banner
Cut 2 pieces of twine slightly longer than the length you want. Start by tying a loop on either end of each piece.
Fold a strip in half in front of the twine, then take both ends and fold them backwards, under the twine, then over the top. The ends go through the loop (from the fold in the strip). Tighten.
Continue to add red and white fabric strips in whatever order you want.
Hang using suction cups. I love this as a vertical banner, everyone does horizontal so it’s nice to switch it up a bit.
Supplies: Two different types of red ribbon, red duct tape.
Candy Cane Porch Columns
I started with a wide red ribbon that I found at the Dollar Tree, thinking I could save a lot of money.
Rather than scrap the sheer red ribbon completely, I decided to offset it by adding a darker thin red ribbon too.
I used red duct tape to adhere the ribbon to the backs of the columns.
Supplies: Plain white foam plates, red fabric strips (or paint), a glue gun, cellophane wrap, twine, something to hang them from.
Peppermint Candy Decor
To start, glue together two plates to form the candy shape (bump out on either side).
Cut your red fabric into swirl strips. I had a bunch of straight 7″ strips that I cut to fit.
Glue the strips of swirls on. I used about 7 per plate set. I only added them to one side.
Once the glue cooled down (hot glue gun issues), I wrapped the “candy” in the cellophane, keeping the seam where the edges joined in the back.
I twisted either side of the plate and tied it with twine (clear tape might have been better).
Then I added a dab of hot glue to the top and placed a piece of twine on the top to hang it from.
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