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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Candy Cane Candle Holders

Earlier this week while I was visiting my daughter in Toms River, NJ, she surprised me with a holiday craft idea she'd seen on the internet that turned out to be so much fun: candy cane candle holders.  If you decide you want to make them, you'll need about 20 candy canes and two taper candles - either red or white, ideally - as well as a hot glue gun in order to make them. Easy! And it's extra fun if you rock out some Christmas music in the background like we did, and of course get up to dance around the kitchen while hot gluing.

The "ingredients"
I'm going to link to the tutorial we followed at the bottom of this blog post, but not before revealing a couple of pictures of the fun, as well as our super special tip:  draw a line around the circumference of the candle in the place where you want to line up the tops of your candy canes.  If you do that, the bottoms will be nice and even -- unlike our first attempt, which yielded a lopsided effect like a wobbly table at a restaurant.  We had to prop them up with little pieces of hot-glued felt underneath the shorter canes.  Draw in the line and you'll be gold!

Here's my little girl doing her best Martha Stewart impersonation. "I treasure them."


Ta Da!!  So satisfying to make these.  They look fabulous on her mantle, nestled among the little white lights and the other decorations.

She found this tutorial here:  http://www.themotherhuddle.com/how-to-make-candy-cane-candlesticks/
Enjoy!!!

9 comments:

Brenda said...

so cute. I just spent some quality time with my girl too. isn't it special when you have fun with your children. we made cookies and played scrabble. i so enjoyed it!

Janet Ghio said...

Very cute! Your daughter sure does look like you!

Valerie B. said...

What a super cute and easy holiday craft. I think I have to go get some candy canes and give this a try.

Monica said...

When I think of all the candy canes I threw out! looks like a great mom daughter time.

Tammy Freiborg said...

A delightful mother-daughter activity! Love the polka dots with the stripes. The felt will catch the wax if she decides to burn the candles.

jaeartworks said...

Oh those are cute! Thanks for sharing.

jgr said...

These are SO festive and cute. Thank you for your comment, too.

Holli said...

These are really cute and what a fun mother/daughter day!

kareninkenai said...

Those are wonderful candle holders, Teri. What fun. I have to admit I bought a glue gun at JoAnns a couple of days ago because I haven't cleaned out my art room yet! LOL. So, you know I sure haven't used one in a few years. And, your daughter is beautiful. My oldest, Alicia, is 37; Jason, 34; and Daedra, 33. We are so blessed. Karen