Thursday, January 13, 2011

{Getting Crafty} Candy Cane Valentine's Wreath

Remember this little ditty I did for Christmas?
Let's just say I had a lot of candy canes left over.
I experimented with some heart shapes and liked this design.
I pulled out my glue gun and got to work.
I was using the high temp glue gun and I had my bowl of ice water right by in case I burned myself. {Martha tip}
I use the lid of the box to protect my work surface (you can see it's been used a lot!)
First I made individual hearts and let them set up.
Once I had a few hearts together, I started to connect them to each other.
I should have put some wax paper down to keep them from sticking to the granite but this butter knife worked just fine to pry them off carefully.
Once I got going, the wreath form came together quickly.
I left the wrappers on because I thought it would be easier to work with them that way. The wreath felt a little flimsy so I gave the center another good shot of hot glue.
I cut some circles out of card stock to give the wreath even more stability.
I made a large one for the back and a smaller one for the front. I wanted to cover up the hot glue and the wrappers in the middle.
 I hung it up to see how I liked it and it just needed something more.
I cut a heart out of some card stock
and added a red bow left over from my Christmas wrapping to hang it.
Even though it's a little early for Valentine's decorations, I'm enjoying the pop of color it gives to the door.
So once again, I've made a wreath out of candy. 
I've made one out of... 
Candy canes... and
I'm feeling very Buddy The Elf right now but don't think I can make a wreath out of syrup.
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40 comments:

Mel said...

Heather,

I adore this simple and graphic wreath, and I love candy canes.

Great work!

Lindalou said...

Very clever use of leftover candy canes. Great job.

We don't ever have leftover candy canes. My Son-In-Law lovesss them.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Very cute, Heather! I love it.

Life in Rehab said...

You're too much! I wonder if the kids ate all of their canes...

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Heather that is fantastic! Very cute and resourceful too!

Laura said...

New follower. Love what you did with the candy.

Laura
www.agoddessoffrugality.blogspot.com

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

So clever. It turned out so great!!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

Lori said...

Very Cute!

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Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

Heather, that is very cute, creative and thrifty! Good job... there is no candy to be found at our house, my boys made sure of that:)

Giveaways 4 Mommy said...

Wish I could be so crafty!

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Marissa said...

L.O.V.E it! Perfect! Think its my favorite one yet :) You did a great job, thanks for sharing!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Awesome idea, that is tooo cute!

Green Door Girl said...

cute!! I am definitely making that candy corn wreath, we have SO much left over candy corn that it will be perfect for crafting come October - LOL :)

April said...

Thank you for that awesome tip!!

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Tracy said...

Awesome idea. Glad I found your blog because maybe I'll get some good ideas.

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

How creative! I love all your candy wreaths! Thanks so much for linking up :)

Ms Bibi said...

What a great ideas. I have tons of candy canes leftover.

I stopped by from Java's and I am your new follower over 40,lol.

~Bibi!
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Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

So cute and cheap!

Dana @ The Coupon Challenge said...

Great idea! Thanks for joining Surfin' Saturdays! I already follow you

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Heather, this is just as cute as can be. When I first saw the picture on The Tablescaper's blog, I had no idea those were candy canes. How clever! Love your other cute wreaths, too. Thank you for sharing with us.

Happy Seasonal Sunday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Tablescaper said...

How fun. I too am left with a more than ample supply of candy canes. I love how you've transitioned them from one season to the next. Thanks for bringing your creative inspiration to Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a cute idea! I always have candy canes left over:@)

Tiffany said...

Thanks for joining the Meeting Friends Sunday Blog Hop! I am following you:)

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Kathleen said...

Here from Seasonal Sundays!
Love your wreath!

Jennifer said...

I love when I stumble upon projects in which I have all the supplies for. Thank you, this is absolutely adorable!

Jennifer

Chiara said...

What a gorgeously simple and fun project! Thanks for the great tutorial and pictures!

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

So crafty! Who would've thought candy canes for Valentine's Day? This is great. Thanks for linking with Sweets This Week!

~Sarah

Cindy said...

How cute is that?!?! I love it.
Hugs, Cindy

Cherry Chick said...

Hi Heather,
Oh that's too funny..feeling Buddy The Elf. Your heart wreath is just darling. Very clever girl you are with those wreaths. I think I recall seeing your candy corn one somewhere this Fall.
Thanks fo sharing with us all on Rednesday.
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SueLovesCherries said...

I think that is the best post- Christmas candy cane idea ever!

Genie said...

All of your candy wreaths are so clever, but you really outdid yourself with the candy canes. It is just toooooo cute.

NanE said...

Really cute! TFS, Nan

Sarah said...

Cute ideas. Happy REDnesday! ~ Sarah

~~Carol~~ said...

I think you just saved me from a bunch of calories, because I've got a whole big box of candy canes lurking in the cupboard, and now I don't have to eat them! I love your valentine wreath, and I'm really crazy about your candy corn one too. Although I don't think I'd hesitate to pick those off and eat them, glue and all!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love your wreath, so clever and fun! Thanks so much for sharing how you made it with us. And I got the biggest smile out of your Peeps wreath!

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

P.S. I was thinking as I was typing about a wreath for Buddy ... how about waffles (or was he eating pancakes???) on the base with little pitchers of syrup added decoratively ;)

Lily said...

I love this!! I'm going to follow your blog :) What a great idea!

~Lily
www.neverfadingwood.blogspot.com

Brenda Kula said...

How truly cute is this!!! Gotta love a girl a glue gun.
Brenda

Kristy said...

I made one today. Thank you for sharing this!!! http://textiles4you.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentines-envelopes-candy-cane-heart.html

NKOTB4Eternity said...

Wow, very creative! I like the Peeps wreath too :)

Katie said...

I love this! We have tons of candy canes left over - we hung them on the tree, but AJ wouldn't let me eat any of them before Christmas! I hope he didn't eat them while he was home today, because I want to try this now!

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