What’s Christmas without candy canes? Hang them on your tree, use them as stocking fillers or enjoy them as a tasty treat while you’re snuggling up in front of the TV watching your favourite Christmas film!
We love them and what’s more, there are plenty of candy cane crafts to be had to make your Christmas even more festive – just keep reading to find out what to do!
Candy Cane Reindeer
This is one of our favourite Christmas crafts – candy cane reindeer. As far as candy cane crafts go this is probably the easiest and your reindeer can even double up as Christmas tree decorations and table decorations – whatever takes your fancy!
All you need is two candy canes per reindeer and two brown pipe cleaners to tie them together. Make sure the curly bits of the candy canes are facing outwards so that they look like antlers.
Stick on two googly eyes and a curled up red pipe cleaner for the nose and you’ve got yourself a candy cane Rudolph! Attach them to a small piece of red ribbon to hang them from your tree or save them for festive stocking fillers on Christmas morning. You could even put one next to each person’s plate at Christmas dinner!
We’d recommend leaving the cellophane wrappers on to keep them fresher for longer (your guests might not have room to eat them straight after Christmas dinner!)
Candy Cane Place Card Holders
Next up is another ingenious Christmas craft – candy cane place card holders. For this one you’ll need three candy canes per person and a ribbon to tie them together. Pick a colour that fits your table decorations and tie the candy canes together with a ribbon.
Then take a small rectangular piece of card, write your guest’s name and pop it in between two of the candy canes. Et voilÃ ! A simple yet impressive candy cane craft that takes seconds to put together.
Candy Cane Gift Tags
Finally, why not use miniature candy canes to spruce up a plain gift tag? We used these Christmas candy canes with festive jelly figures but any will do to give your friends and family a little treat before they’ve even opened their present.
Just tie a piece of ribbon or string to the curved part of the candy cane and then thread it through the hole in the top of the tag. Brown tags work really well for a vintage Christmas feel but red and white candy canes will suit any Christmassy gift tags or wrapping paper.
If you have any leftover, you can turn them into cute candy cane tree decorations by removing the gift tag and fastening them to your Christmas tree with a small piece of ribbon. Just remember to keep the cellophane wrapping on if they’re going to be hanging on the tree for a while.