Monday, December 9, 2013

Santa Candy Cane Wreath

One of my favourite things about the holiday season is Candy Canes. Peppermint, fruit, big or small, they all taste so good and I admit to inhaling at least one a day in the lead up to Christmas.

I love how candy canes look on a Christmas tree but we don't put ours up until a week before Christmas due to family birthdays so I wanted to include candy canes in other Christmas d├ęcor.

Today I am sharing with you a step-by-step tutorial on how I made a cute mini candy cane wreath to hang on my wall using CTMH products.



I am also linking up with JAI#194- Just Add Santa!

Take 14 candy canes and arrange them in a circle to look like hearts.



Sellotape the bottoms together to loosely secure. Then go around the back of the candy canes with sellotape so that you can pick them up in one piece.



Cut a rosette in Ruby from the Cricut Artiste collection. You can vary the size depending on how big your candy canes are. Assemble the rosette and leave to dry.



Punch a 2" circle from the Sparkle and Shine Paper, then punch a 1 1/2 inch circle in white and layer. Stamp a Santa in Ruby from the Santa Claus stamp and fussy cut. Adhere to the white circle with Foam Tape.



Adhere your rosette to the front of the candy cane. I have found that lots of sellotape is the way to go!





Stick a large circle to the back to (mostly) cover up all of the sellotape.



To finish, cut a length of red ribbon and thread through the crooks of your top candy canes. Adhere with a small amount of sellotape.

The finished product can be hung on a wall, on a door or anywhere you like!



Linking up with Show and Tell.

 Show & Tell Thursday's

Thanks for stopping by!

CTMH supplies used:
Papers: Sparkle and Shine
Cardstock: White Daisy, Ruby
Inks: Ruby
Stamps: Santa Claus
Embellishments: Rosette cut from Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Tools: Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors, 3D Foam Tape, Tombow Adhesive.

10 comments:

  1. That is awesome and so simple and spectacular!

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  2. Lauren, this is just ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  3. Super cute idea.....might have to give this a go. Don't know if if would last very long around here though. Chantell JAI

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  4. Oh you clever lady you! :-) I am so looking forward to having you on the Australasian blog hop team, you always create such interesting and creative projects. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

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  5. Oh wow, this is so cool Lauren! Such a clever way to add santa..:0) Thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink.

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  6. What a great idea - I love the idea of a candy cane wreath and Santa is just perfect in the middle. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  7. Such a cool idea! That Santa image is super cute too.

    Trish
    JAI Design Team

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  8. Great use of the candy cane...saves eating them xxx

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  9. Love it! it's so awesome and effective! Clever you! thanks for linking up Lauren :)

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  10. That is so cool, might be my go to present for next year

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