Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments are a childhood classic! Learn how to give them a primitive twist, making them gift-ready and perfect for your Christmas tree.
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Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments
Do you remember making beaded candy cane ornaments in school or scouts as a child? I sure do…they are a classic! Crafters of all ages will enjoy giving their candy canes a primitive look with the addition of scrap fabric, rustic metal stars, and ivory colored beads. These lovely ornaments look beautiful on the Christmas tree, tied to a present, or tucked into a gift basket.
To make this craft you will need:
- Red pipe cleaners
- Red pony beads
- Ivory pony beads
- Rustic metal stars
- Checked fabric
- Hot glue
After gathering supplies, begin stringing the beads onto a pipe cleaner, following an ABAB pattern. When your pattern is complete, curl the edges of the pipe cleaner over the beads on the end.
Cut a small slit in your fabric, then rip the fabric to create one long strip. Repeat until you have enough for all of your candy canes. Cut the strips into 6 inch strips, fraying the freshly cut edges by pulling out several strings.
Tie the fabric onto the candy canes, then hot glue a metal star to the middle of each knot.
Simple, beautiful, and sure to delight!
More Christmas Ornaments
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