CANDY CANE RIBBON WREATH
When I think of Christmas, one of the first things that comes to mind are candy canes. Candy Canes are one of my favorite holiday treats and the inspiration behind this beautiful Candy Cane Wreath I made.
This fun and festive wreath is easy to make and budget friendly too, so you might want to make several to give as gifts this holiday season.
Here is the supply list and the steps you’ll need to follow to make your own Candy Cane Wreath…
• Wire Candy Cane Wreath Frame from The Dollar Tree
• Pipe Cleaners (you’ll only need one or two)
• Hot Glue Gun
• Assorted Christmas Ribbons and embellishments. I used the following Ribbon Roll styles for this project:
Shimmering Wow Leaves (a fun embellishment to add to your bow)
Step 1: Wrap Your Candy Cane Frame— Begin by attaching the 2 1/2” Striped Candy Cane ribbon to the frame starting at the base. Glue the ribbon end to the frame to secure it in place and slowly wrapped the ribbon at a diagonal around the entire frame. As you’re wrapping the ribbon, add a dot of glue every three wraps so the ribbon won’t move. Once you reach the top end of the candy cane frame cut the ribbon and tuck the end between the ribbon on the back of the frame.
Step 2: Make A Beautiful Bow—Instead of a traditional loop bow, I made a simple fin tail bow.
Cut two 8” long pieces of each of your ribbons. Fold the ends of the ribbon in half and cut at an angle creating a fin tail. Next, lay the pieces of ribbon on top of each other alternating the patterns. Pinch the ribbon pieces together in the center and tie a pipe cleaner around the stack to secure them together.
Fluff the bow by pulling each piece of ribbon in a different direction to create fullness. Once the bow is fluffed, tuck 2 or 3 shimmering leaf pics into the bow for added sparkle.
The final step is tying the bow to the candy cane using the ends of the pipe cleaner.
Now all you have to do is hang your Candy Cane Wreath and sit back and enjoy the holidays!
By Shelly Dozier-McKee