Candy Cane Wreath

This was SO EASY to make.  All you need is 20 candy canes, some ribbon, some form of support, a decoration for the center, and a hot glue gun.

candy cane wreath

Start off by gluing two candy canes into a heart, with a small dab of glue on the two spots where the two canes meet.

glue hearts

Make 10 hearts like that.

candy cane hearts

Next, glue the hearts together, just with small dabs of glue, to form a circle.

glue canes togetherprogress of canes

canes in wreath

When I made this, I realized that it was flimsy and needed some support.  Since it was 6AM on the morning I had to take them as teacher’s gifts, I used what I had on hand — the cardboard backing of the ribbon spool.

ribbon container cardboard ripped offadd glue to cardboard glue on back

Once I glued the backing on, I flipped the wreath over and, just for decoration, tied ribbon around where each candy cane met back-to-back.

turn over

I glued a poinsettia flower into the center of the wreath to hide the fact that I’d used the cardboard of a spool of ribbon to support it.

add flower

Finally, I tied a larger ribbon around the top to use to hang it.

candy cane wreath

Very easy, very fun, and the perfect Christmas gift.



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