25 Candy Cane Crafts - DIY Candy Cane Decorations

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25 Candy Cane Crafts - DIY Candy Cane Decorations

Is there a symbol that represents the holidays more than the candy canes? This classic Christmas candy certainly has a long history, with mentions all the way back to the 17th century as symbols of shepherds’ staffs. Nowadays, they line store shelves during Christmastime, often in every color you can imagine. While Buddy the Elf may have considered candy canes to be an entire food group, they also happen to be pretty perfect for making candy cane crafts. When you’re not enjoying them as a minty Christmas treat, candy canes can be easily transformed into DIY wreaths, mini reindeer, Christmas table centerpieces, and ornaments. And it doesn’t just stop at using candy canes themselves. You can make your own candy canes out of fabric, pipe cleaners, and other materials to create garlands and even pillows.

Then there’s also the option of simply using red and white candy-cane colors and stripes to craft Christmas decorations, from archways throughout your home to entire candy cane themed trees decorated from top to bottom. Apart from sweetening up your home, candy cane crafts are also charming DIY gifts to make during the holiday season. Candy cane bath bombs make great stocking stuffers, while candy cane hot cocoa pops can be gifted to your children’s teachers. Make it a candy-cane Christmas with these 25 creative craft ideas.

Make this holiday season a time to shine with these handmade candy-cane inspired jars. Decorated with glittery stripes and mini candy canes tied with ribbon, you can place small gifts inside or use the jars for decoration around your house.

Get the tutorial at Sustain My Craft Habit.

To add some extra fun to a sofa or chair this Christmas, craft this (gigantic!) candy cane pillow. It’s sure to add a festive, and cozy, pop to your living room.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

Oh, deer! These candy cane reindeer are just too adorable for words, and they make for fun mini gifts and ideal stocking stuffers, too.

Get the tutorial at One Little Project.

Whether you’d like to dress up a corner of your kitchen or add some flair to your Christmas tree, this cute candy-cane garland will do the trick.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

To make a bath smell delightfully peppermint-fresh, whip up these candy cane bath bombs. Gift them to your friends this Christmas, but don't forget to keep a few for yourself. They make for the perfect winter self-care.

Get the tutorial at Crayons & Cravings.

Pipe cleaners come together for these oh-so easy-to-make decorative candy canes. Use them on top of presents or add a special something to a swag or wreath.

Get the tutorial at House of Hawthornes.

With these candy cane hot cocoa pops, you’ll be all set with gifts to give away to friends, family, teachers, postal workers, and more. They're sweet, chocolatey, and perfect for a cozy night in.

Get the tutorial at Boulder Locavore.

Gather up all the candy canes and peppermints! It’s the easiest Christmas centerpiece ever, and this tutorial will show you how to get the look.

Get the tutorial at Home Is Where the Boat Is.

Bring some candy-cane magic to your gifts this Christmas! After making this red-and-white twine, you’ll be able to wrap up your presents with some extra joy.

Get the tutorial at My Poppet Makes.

If you’ve been wanting to make your own Christmas cards, but aren’t game for gathering all the materials, this DIY kit makes it easy—and we can’t resist those cute candy canes!

Jingle bells, indeed! Using miniature red and white bells, you’ll follow these steps to make a candy-cane shaped ornament, or several if you’d really like to dress up your tree.

Get the tutorial at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.

This edible craft can be made in just five minutes using mini chocolates and colorful candy canes. Not only do they look just like sleighs, but they're also perfect for dropping into your kids' stockings.

Get the tutorial at Make Life Lovely.

Do you have any leftover red and white bows? Or are you heading to the dollar store? This budget-friendly candy cane wreath is free or nearly free thanks to these gift bows.

Get the tutorial at Aubree Originals.

Your pup can look their holiday best with this adorable, crocheted dog scarf, outfitted in candy cane stripes.

Get the tutorial at Golden Lucy Crafts.

Your kids will love helping you make these melted candy cane ornaments shaped with cookie cutters. Plus, they'll make the kitchen will smell so good.

Get the tutorial at Crafty Morning.

To make it a candy-cane themed crafting session, don’t forget to serve these candy cane cookies to all your pals! They have a hint of peppermint extract for that minty flavor.

Get the Candy Cane Cookies recipe.

With a free printable stocking template, a bit of washi tape, and some candy canes, you can make up these sweet little gifts in a flash.

Get the tutorial at Crafting Chicks.

Who knew that candy canes are the perfect supplies for making a wreath? Follow these steps to make this pretty, snowflake-inspired shape for your front door.

Get the tutorial at Rose Bakes.

While standard wrapping paper is well and good, why not give it some DIY, candy-cane panache? You’ll place teeny gifts inside a cardboard tube that’s gussied up with candy cane stripes.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

Candy cane colors look stunning on doorways and archways, as this tutorial proves. Your guests will grin as soon as they see this display!

Get the tutorial at Raven Elyse.

With painted stripes and faux holiday berries, these candy cane jars can be used to decorate nearly everything, from holiday tables to kitchen countertops.

Get the tutorial at Mason Jar Crafts.

For an old-school touch on your front door, turn to tinsel! It's used to craft a shimmering candy-cane wreath.

Get the tutorial at The Crafted Life.

Learn how to macrame your very own candy canes with the help of this DIY kit. They can be used as ornaments for the tree or decoration throughout the house.

Here’s a craft your little ones will love to make! They’ll add their fingerprints in the shape of a candy cane to this ornament, making it a keepsake you’ll have for years to come.

Get the tutorial at Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.

As it turns out, bunched-up burlap can create a charming, country-inspired candy cane wreath.

25 Candy Cane Crafts - DIY Candy Cane Decorations

Shipping Tissue Paper Get the tutorial at Angie Holden.