Friday, December 19, 2014

Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial

Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial- From My Front Porch To Yours
This holiday season I have been feeling rather crafty. Since I was adding vintage charm to our Christmas decor this year I decided to make some good ol' fashion pipe cleaner candy canes. You can purchase packs of 20 from your local craft store. They are less than a $1 a pack. I ended up purchasing mine from Michaels. I preferred their red and the feel of their pipe cleaners to others I had found. 
Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial- From My Front Porch To Yours
Cut the pipe cleaners in half and in some cases even in threes if you want even smaller candy canes.
Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial- From My Front Porch To Yours
Next up, pick two approximately the same length. Even though you cut them in half you will find some longer than others.
Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial- From My Front Porch To Yours
Next take the tips and cross them, making an x.
Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial- From My Front Porch To Yours
Bend the tips around each other forming the candy cane design.
Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial- From My Front Porch To Yours
Continue wrapping one color of pipe cleaner around the other.
Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial- From My Front Porch To Yours
Make sure to keep the spacing between the red and white  the same all the way down. If you do not your candy cane will look wonky.
Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial- From My Front Porch To Yours
In the end you will have a piece that looks like this. This is where I tell you that some craft stores carry pipe cleaners already in the candy cane pattern but they sell out quickly and I just preferred making my own.
Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial- From My Front Porch To Yours
After you have your candy cane stick made next up you just make the hook at the top by wrapping the end of the stick around two fingers.
Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial- From My Front Porch To Yours
There you have some fun vintage looking canes that you can use thru out your holiday decor. Note, if your candy canes are spikey on the ends just bend them a tad to prevent getting stabbed. These are super easy to make and a great project to do with kids.

3 comments:

  1. Pamela,
    How sweet and cute are these. Easy peasy too. Love Easy Peasy!!! Merry Christmas.
    Kris

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  2. Now they are the cutest!!!...Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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