A Candy Cane Wreath is a fun gift idea that also doubles as Christmas decor. A step-by-step Candy Cane Wreath Tutorial!
Christmas decorating and gift giving are in full swing! And with this wreath idea, you can combine the two!
Recently, I needed a neighbor gift and came up with this fun candy cane wreath! I wanted the candy to be edible as well so we made sure to use an adhesive that would hold the candy canes but also allow them to be removed without too much hassle.
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Candy Cane Wreath Tutorial:
Start by pairing the candy canes together and tying them with the curling ribbon. You will need to bundle 10 pairs, so you will use a total of 20 candy canes.
The center of the wreath is what holds all of the candy canes in place.
The base of the center is a large white scallop circle from white cardstock. I had originally wanted to be able to see the ends of the candy cane through the center so I cut a hole in the center of the scallop circle. This didn't work how I had wanted so you don't need to cut out the center.
Use several glue dots to the end of each candy cane to secure to the Scallop Circle.
Turn the wreath over and place a second scallop circle on the other side of the wreath. This will help stabilize and distribute the weight of the candy canes a bit better.
To create the lollie for the centerpiece, cut strips of different yet coordinating papers. For the bottom lollie, cut 2 strips of paper that measures 5.5 x 2.5-inches and score every ¼-inch. For the second layer lollie, cut 1 strip of paper that measures 7 x 1.5-inches and score every ¼-inch.
Fold the strips of paper accordion style and connect the ends with glue.
The next step requires both hands so I couldn't take a picture while I was doing it. flatten your strip of accordion folded paper, and hold together with a glob of hot glue. Then layer the lollies together. Top off with a smaller circle to hide the center of the lollies.
Isn't the finished candy cane wreath cute?! I am super excited to give the wreath to my friend!
When you make this Candy Cane Wreath please share a photo! We'd love to see it.
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