02 Dec

DIY: Yarn & Candy Cane Ornaments

DIY: Yarn & Candy Cane Ornaments

Ready for some super easy holiday DIY? These cute Yarn & Candy Cane Ornaments are a breeze to whip up!

This was a happy accident that occurred when I was trying to figure out how to make regular yarn ball flowers look more “holiday-ish” for a Christmas table centerpiece. I’m still planning to make some sort of “bouquet” from these, but am also loving how they look on the their own – either as hanging ornaments or just as “sitting” decor for the table or tree!

DIY: Yarn & Candy Cane Ornaments

DIY: Yarn & Candy Cane Ornaments

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YARN & CANDY CANE ORNAMENTS

You’ll Need:
- 2″ styrofoam balls
- yarn in your favorite colors
- mini candy canes
- hot glue gun

Directions:
1. Insert 5 mini candy canes in a circle around the ball. Try to space them out somewhat evenly, but it doesn’t need to be perfect!

2. One at a time, remove each candy cane from it’s styrofoam hole, add a little hot glue to the hole, then stick the candy cane back in… this will ensure that the candy canes stay put.

3. Start wrapping yarn randomly around the ball, weaving in between the candy canes until the entire ball is covered. Trim the yarn and secure the end with a small dab of hot glue.

That’s it! Add a ribbon loop if you want to use these as hanging ornaments. You can also try this idea with regular sized candy canes and 4″ styrofoam balls to create GIANT ornaments!

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DIY: Yarn & Candy Cane Ornaments

DIY: Yarn & Candy Cane Ornaments

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9Comments

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Katie SAYS:

These are SOOO CUTE! Sounds like the perfect project for my weekend. Thanks!

Reply December 2, 2010 at 10:59 am

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Victoria SAYS:

I love them as ornaments! How pretty with the candy canes- you are a genius:)

Reply December 2, 2010 at 11:29 am

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HiLLjO SAYS:

OMG! I am in love, love love with these! I crochet and sew and these blowwwww my mind!!! It doesn’t hurt I chose candy stripes for my decorating theme this year. More than a few of these will be born at my house this weekend!!!!! Thank you Jen!

Reply December 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm

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Samantha SAYS:

So darn cute, I’m all over ‘em! Thank you SO much for sharing!!

Reply December 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm

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Maureen Anders SAYS:

SO CUTE! I absolutely love this. Don’t you love when crafts just work out like that? VERY unique and fun.

Reply December 2, 2010 at 10:29 pm

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Meredith Winston SAYS:

These are ADORABLE!! I cannot wait to make these!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Reply December 3, 2010 at 3:07 pm

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Aurelia SAYS:

That’s really cute!!

Reply December 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm

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Eunju Jeon SAYS:

good!

Reply August 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm

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Jennifer SAYS:

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Reply November 28, 2012 at 10:53 am

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