So what happened was… the clocks went back which meant there was an extra hour in bed. Except I obviously needed more. Much more. So after I’d finally got up and showered I sat down to create a quick candy cane holder for today’s simple Sunday project.
CANDY CANE HOLDER
This hanging candy cane holder really is quick and easy to make. I began with a 2″ x 10-1/4″ strip of paper from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. This would be perfect for my 1/2″ x 4″ candy cane.
While the DSP is pretty and quite thick, I knew it might tear when hung on the tree. So before going any further I decided to reinforce the top prior to punching the hole. For this I first cut a 1″ x 2″ scrap of Whisper White Paper, then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached it across one end of the DSP.
I allowed the glue a minute to dry and then punched through the DSP and card using the Fancy Tag Topper Punch.
Now I needed to create a ‘pocket’ to hold my candy cane. The DSP is double sided but if I simply folded up the bottom I’d have a different pattern showing. To get around this I folded the bottom 2″ of the strip towards the back and glued it in place. You can see that in the photo above. Then I flipped the strip over so I was looking at the front and fixed 2″ of Tear & Tape Adhesive along the right and left edges at the bottom of the strip.
Next I removed the backing paper from the adhesive and folded the bottom 2″ of the DSP up and pressed it securely into place. I now had my pocket with the same pattern as the rest of the front of the holder.
NOTE – I could have glued the edges of the pocket up with liquid glue but I didn’t want to wait for it to dry. So instead I opted for Tear & Tape this time.
Now the pocket was done I could carefully slide in the candy cane. I gently squeezed the sides of the pocket to allow the DSP to create a curve around the cane. Then I picked out the red on the candy cane with some Poppy Parade and gold 1/8″ ribbon from the All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack. I threaded the ribbon through the reinforced hole and tied it in a simple knot.
That just left the embellishment and sentiment to do.
Using Misty Moonlight ink I stamped “A little something for you” from the Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set onto Whisper White Card. Then I punched it out using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch and fixed it to the holder with Stampin’ Dimensionals down the centre.
Finally I added some small Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the sentiment and the centre of most of the printed snowflakes. With that my candy cane holder was complete.
If you can’t get 4″ long candy canes you can easily adjust this design. Simply cut your DSP 2″ wide and add 5-1/2″ to the length of your candy cane to get the length of the strip. Then follow my instructions as written and you should be good.