Published on December 16th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain0
Make Scraps into Fabulous Ornaments
I love to use up scraps, it makes me feel like my craft dollars are being put to every last little bit without waste. I sometimes buy items that I consider costly, and I want to make sure my money is well spent. I recently created another couple crafts, and was left with several candy canes and this lovely glitzy ribbon. Of course, I wanted to use that ribbon up, it wasn’t inexpensive, and I don’t typically hang regular candy canes on the tree. I make so many cookies and candies, we don’t need more on the tree, and with weird cats, I have caught them licking and scratching unusual things, being that one of them loves mint, I wouldn’t be surprised if I happened to find tooth marks in the candy. So my option – not an option, was use ‘em or toss ‘em. So..use them it is. Make scraps into fabulous ornaments!
I’ve already shown you the beautiful natural look you can get with wrapping candy canes, but you can go totally glam too!
Just use a hot glue gun and wrap the pretty ribbon around the canes. A little of the candy cane color will show through, but I liked that.
If there are any place that the gems are a little bare on the cane, just trim some off and hot glue on singly.
I found that I wanted to add some color to them, so I added bows, a small circle mirror and matching gem.
Sparkle, sparkle. The gems catch the light, but the mirrors and gems do as well. These are beautiful glitzy additions to any tree!
Of course, you could chose to leave them plain as the glitzy canes, they would be just as gorgeous!
And one last way to glam up your canes. Bright colors are a real attraction on Christmas trees, I love the bright teals, purples, limes and pinks that are popular.
And this just couldn’t get much easier. You just need about 18 inches of ribbon, and a hot glue gun. Wrap the ribbon a couple times around the tip, glue then wrap the cane.
You really don’t need to do another thing with them, just hang the gorgeously colored cane’s on the tree and enjoy!
Tip – if you accidentally break the cane, just use a little hot glue to glue it back together.