Monday, October 12, 2015

Pipe Cleaner Candy Canes- 31 Handmade Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop

31 Handmade Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop-From My Front Porch To Yours
I am excited to be participating in a Handmade Christmas Ornaments blog hop with 31 other wonderful bloggers! If you are anything like me you are already brainstorming on your holiday decor so this is the perfect way to get some fabulous ideas to kick start your plans.  
31 Handmade Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop-Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Tutorial- From My Front Porch To Yours

This past holiday season I was feeling rather crafty. Since I was adding vintage charm to our Christmas decor 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. 
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Cut the pipe cleaners in half and in some cases even in threes if you want even smaller candy canes.
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Next up, pick two approximately the same length. Even though you cut them in half you will find some longer than others.
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Next take the tips and cross them, making an x.
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Bend the tips around each other forming the candy cane design.
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Continue wrapping one color of pipe cleaner around the other.
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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.
31 Handmade Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop-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.
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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.
31 Handmade Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop-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.

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I love the whimsy these little candy canes give to the tree.

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They are the perfect addition to any vintage inspired Christmas tree.
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Thank you for stopping by. Please be sure to stop on by and visit all the wonderful ornaments! 

Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance over the 31 Days.

16 comments:

  1. Love it too, and since I'm making my tree Kid-friendly this year, this will make a perfect addition, thanks Pamela!

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  2. I LOVE these vintage-style candy canes, Pamela. Yours are perfection. I'm not sure what my Christmas is going to look like this year... but I have a hunch I just might make a boatload of these sweet candy canes... they are so stink'in cute!

    Thanks so much for joining us for the 31 Days!!

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  3. They are so sweet (pardon the pun!) and a lot better fro your teeth that the normal kind!
    When they are this inexpensive you could make enough for a garland or add the to a wreath, Lovely idea thanks.

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  4. How clever and super cute and easy to make!!!! Great share girl!!!
    XOXO

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  5. These are adorable! I would make these for all over the tree and all over the house!

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  6. Darling! And it's way more fun to make your own than buying them already made!

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  7. I remember making these in school and loved them! - Pinned!

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  8. These are so cute and there is no color combo more perfect than red and white!

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  9. Cute and simple candy cane ornaments. What a fun family project to do with young kids.

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  10. Cute idea! Your tree from last year was so pretty. You've got me thinking about Christmas!

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  11. Super cute and very easy to make Pamela. They are really adorable.
    Kris

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  12. These ornaments are so fun and easy! I know my kids will love to make some.

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  13. I love these and the Littles can help! xo

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  14. I'm sure pinning this idea to make with my kids, love them!

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  15. Your pipe cleaner candy canes are adorable! There are so many uses for those too. They would be cute added to packages too. I like how easy and inexpensive this craft is too.

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  16. So simple but so cute! Love that kids could make these as well!

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