Sugared Candy Canes

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I’ve always loved the look of those vintage sugary candy canes, so I decided to try and make my own! Turns out it’s very easy to recreate this look, and these adorable candy canes can be used for so many different things, including an embellishment on a card or a gift package.

I found some red and white striped pipe cleaners at the craft store and trimmed them into different sizes, then the tops were bent. I gathered some Glossy Accents and fine glitter.


Next, I covered one candy cane at a time with the Glossy Accents. I used my finger to spread it around a bit onto the sides of the candy cane as well.


Last, I sprinkled on the fine glitter and let them dry.


Aren’t they just adorable? You could even make some to hang on your holiday tree.


Here’s one of the candy cane embellishments on a card, and as you can see it’s stapled onto the frame before the frame was adhered to the card.


I used Papertrey Ink’s Holiday Plaid paper pad in the background, the Center Style: Feminine die (frame), the Christmas Cheer die (sentiment), Santa Stationery stamp set (sentiment stamp), and the snowflakes are stamped from the Snowflake Medley stamp set.


Would you like other ways to use these? Here are some Christmas tags I made with this idea also. Or you could use these sugared candy canes to create little place card holders! See you next time!


17 thoughts on “Sugared Candy Canes

  1. Lisaerica says:

    Hi Danielle, they’re gorgeous! I always love you work. My husband loves to put candy canes on the tree, the problem is they’re my favorite so I usually end up eating them and he has to go more, lol. These would be a great substitute, I wouldn’t get all those extra calories, haha! Do you mind sharing what craft store you got them from. Thanks you for sharing and always inspiring.

  2. Serena says:

    Cute idea! You could also twist a red and a white pipe cleaner together to create the candy cane look, if you can’t find the red and white striped pipe cleaners.

  3. Lynne says:

    Your card is gorgeous! I adore candy cane elements for Christmas and will definitely try this, so pretty and old fashioned!

    I know they are just props, but where did you get the candy cane striped washi tape?

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