Published on December 12th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain5
Folksy-Style Eye Candy on the Tree
For some reason, this year I have been really into natural looking ornaments. Burlap, twine, greenery, all are just making me want to create a whole tree of natural Christmas ornaments. I love getting to satisfy that desire, even if I can’t have a whole tree, at least I get to have some new ornaments that appeal to me. I hope these natural looking candy canes appeal to you as much as they did to me. Folksy-style eye candy on the tree!
They were not difficult to make, a little wrapping with some twine, and the fun of decorating them, and I was able to throw these together in just an hour or so.
Of course, that’s a lie. LOL! but only because I am also busy taking photos to show you the process, instead of putting nose to grindstone and getting it done. But my time estimate holds, it’ll take about an hour for half a dozen beautiful ornaments.
For your candy cane, you need to leave it wrapped. Start your twine on the bottom of the candy cane, and I liked to twist it into a little coil first, then add my hot glue, and place the coil on the hot glue. Careful of your fingers!! You can still have it quite sticky if you leave it to cool down for a moment without the danger of burning your finger tips off.
Now begin to wrap, I liked looping it a bunch, then sliding it down and tightening it up.
Once you get down to the end, put a glob of hot glue on, cut your twine leaving enough to coil and then loop it on the end.
Trim off any excess.
Decorating them is super easy. Hot glue on some holiday trimming.
Add a pretty bow, then add some rusted jingle bells tied on more twine.
Lastly, tie on a string to hang them with.
They look lovely hanging on the tree.
No need to match the ribbons, or bells, add whatever makes you happy.