These twine-wrapped candy canes are simple, rustic handmade Christmas ornaments you can make for your tree.
Yes, I have gifts still to wrap (and maybe one or two still to buy!)
But I can’t seem to stop with the Christmas crafting. Lately, I’ve been on a kick making handmade Christmas ornaments. There’s just something about crafting in front of the fire with the Christmas lights twinkling in the background.
Today, I’m sharing with you a tutorial for how to make twine-wrapped candy cane ornaments, which also double as package toppers.
Did I mention they’re cheap? And easy? And quick? Definitely essential characteristics of a last-minute Christmas craft.
- Go grab yourself a pack of plastic candy canes from Dollar Tree and a roll of twine, then load your glue gun.
- Put a bead of hot glue on the bottom of the candy cane, and press the end of your twine into it.
- Start wrapping the twine around the candy cane, adding a bead of glue every now and again.
- Once you reach the crook of the candy cane, create a loop to hang your ornament, then continue wrapping.
- Snip and glue down the end of your twine.
- Embellish with scrap ribbon, gift tags and other holiday doodads.
Seriously, this is a great craft to use up all that scrap ribbon you’ve been saving and all those odds-and-ends I know you have in your crafting stash. Or is that just me?
One tip if you’re planning to make these. I originally tried to make them with real candy canes, but they kept breaking. So, stick with the plastic ones. That way you can use these ornaments from one year to the next.
How easy is that? And how cute?
If you love last-minute Christmas crafting as much as I do, join me today at seven thirty three, where I’m guest posting and sharing five last-minute handmade Christmas ornaments you can make with your family.
Every one is kid-friendly — and husband-friendly, too!
My guest post includes a tutorial on how to make glittery paper pinwheels from sheet music and scrapbook paper. You know you want to make some of these for your tree or to top those Christmas gifts you’ve yet to wrap.