Candy Cane Christmas Crafts
Making Christmas crafts with candy canes and peppermints is a sure sign that the holiday season is in full swing. Whether you are looking to make candy cane Christmas decorations or something to give away as a gift, candy canes and peppermints always hit the spot. Learn how to make a serving tray out of real peppermints, a candy cane pot, candy cane flower vase and a reindeer candy cane craft for the kids.

Peppermint Serving Tray

Peppermint Serving Tray Candy Cane Christmas Craft

What you need:

  • 63 Starbright peppermints
  • Wax paper

Begin by lining a cookie sheet with wax paper. Turn the oven to 350˚. Open the mints and lay them out on top of the wax paper in 7 rows of 9. They should be right next to each other, touching at the sides, but not touching the sides of the cookie sheet. Carefully set the cookie sheet in the oven so the mints will not adjust and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 5 minutes. After it is cooled, carefully lift the serving tray off the cookie sheet and peel off the wax paper. The tray could break so be very gentle. Serve cookies, cupcakes, or any other goodies on the tray at your next Christmas party.

Reindeer Candy Canes

Reindeer Candy Canes Candy Cane Christmas Craft

What you need:

  • Candy canes
  • Small red craft pom poms
  • Small craft googly eyes
  • Brown pipe cleaner
  • Hot glue

Begin making these candy cane Christmas decorations by creating antlers for the reindeer with the brown pipe cleaner. Simply wrap the pipe cleaner around the top curve of the candy cane, twist it to keep it in place, and bend each side into an antler. On the short handle portion of the candy cane, glue on two eyes and a red pom pom nose. You can hang these Christmas crafts on the Christmas tree, can give them away as gifts, or can arrange them in a pot with their little faces pointing outward.

Candy Cane Pots

Candy Cane Pot Christmas Craft

What you need:

  • 4″ clay flower pot
  • White paint
  • 6 candy canes
  • Floral foam
  • Starlight peppermints
  • Paintbrush
  • 1/4″ red ribbon

Begin by painting the pot white. You can make the paint as thick or as thin as you prefer, but be sure to paint inside the top edge so none of the clay will show. When the paint is dry, hot glue peppermints along the top of the pot. When the peppermints have set, fill the bottom 2/3 of the pot with floral foam.

Gather the 6 candy canes into a bundle and tie the staffs together with the red ribbon, about halfway up the staffs. Wrap the ribbon around the staffs about 3 times before tying it off in a bow. Stick the ends of the candy canes into the floral foam until they are well balanced. Fill the remainder of the space inside the pot with peppermints.

Candy Cane Flower Vase

Candy Cane Flower Vase Christmas Craft

What you need:

  • 4″x5″ glass cylinder vase
  • Candy canes
  • Hot glue
  • 1″ wide red ribbon
  • Poinsettia

These candy cane Christmas decorations are quick and easy to put together for a last minute decoration or as a gift for that hard-to-by-for friend. Hot glue the candy canes onto the outside of the vase (note: you’ll have to leave the wrappers on – the glue won’t stick to the candy). The staff of the canes should be against the vase, with the bottoms flush, and the handle of the canes pointing outward. Glue each candy cane as close to the next one as possible. When the entire vase is covered, wrap a ribbon around the staffs of the entire vase and tie it off in a bow. Add the poinsettia and make sure to water it before giving it away as a gift.

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One Response to Candy Cane Christmas Crafts

  1. I love Christmas and you have some very innovative ideas there with Candy Canes which I might use!

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