To make these yummy looking decorations, cut gumdrop-shaped pieces out of styrofoam (or use plastic pails like this), cover them in glue and sprinkle them with translucent glitter. Then attach sticks to place them in your yard, or create a fun centerpiece like this!
Use a power drill to make holes evenly through the white stripes on the candy cane. Then fill the inside of the tube with twinkle lights. Make sure to leave the plug end with enough slack to reach an outlet or power strip!
For this eye-catching craft you'll need plastic snap to-go containers, sheer plastic wrapping paper, matching pipe cleaners, scissors and string lights. It may seem like a lot to handle, but it much more simple than you would think.
Fill each to-go container with one piece of plastic wrapping paper and a bundle of string lights. Shut the container and wrap the exterior of the box in the same color wrapping paper. Fasten the ends of the box with the matching pipe cleaner.
Once you've done one color, alternate with the others in your collection. As soon as they're all strung together you'll see just how beautiful this idea really is. Whoever thought of it is a true genius!
Wrap the rope (you'll need about 6 ft. per candy cane) in a tight circle and secure it with the hot glue gun every few inches. Then attach the white wooden dowel like you see below with the hot glue gun and let it dry.
Cut the pool noodle into 6-12 inch sections. Make sure the cuts are flat, not at an angle like we did in the noodle craft before! Then, with your festive paper, wrap the noodles like you would a Christmas present.
This helpful video will teach you how to make adorable reindeer out of candy canes. There's also an alternative way to make the candy cane wreath we saw above!
A Holly, Jolly Christmas
Not only will these decorations save you a few dollars, but they'll also give you a chance to bond with your loved ones. Invite them to help with your crafting and you'll all have memories to cherish forever!