Saturday, November 15, 2014

Felt Candycanes Ornaments


These DIY felt candy canes turned out so cute!  I am very happy with them.  I wish we had our tree up so that I could hang them on it for pictures already!  I absolutely love the blanket stitch around the outside and the texture that the red stripes give the candy cane. Ohh Christmas I can't wait! 
I had to make my own pattern to make these candy canes.  I just kept sketching and erasing until I was happy with a cane shape and then I cut it out so I could use it as a stencil.  I have included my pattern here.  Use the pattern to cut out 2 candy canes for each ornament you want to make. 
I use an invisible marker so that the purple disappears after a couple hours.
Next, I cut strips of heat n' bond that were the same width as my candycanes and ironed the strips paper side up to my red felt.   
Then I peeled the paper off the felt and cut little strips to be the stripes on the candy cane.  I wasn't to worried about them being perfect because I think it adds character if they are a little off. 
Place your stripes where you want them on your top candy cane piece.  Once you have them on your candy cane you can iron them.  Be careful when ironing felt because it melts easily.  You may want to put a thin towel between felt and iron or just go slow and constantly move the iron.

Next you can start your blanket stitch around the candy cane.  If you aren't sure how to do a blanket stitch type it into YouTube.  There are tons of great videos.  Once you are almost all the way around stuff the candy cane with stuffing and then continue the blanket stitch. I didn't add a string because I plan to hook over branches on our Christmas tree. 
I am so happy with how these turned out!  I think they are adorable and will go great with my DIY Christmas Felt Stars on our Rustic Christmas tree!  Can't wait to get it up and decorated! Next project felt Christmas Tree Ornaments!  I am in love with these felt ornaments, hope you enjoy! :)

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Unknown said...

Such a cute project! I hope you will link it up at the Found & Foraged Linky Party tonight! It just started at 8PM CST. Hope to see you there

Unknown said...

Aww, these are darling!! So sweet of you to link up to Found & Foraged!!

Unknown said...

So glad you stopped by! Hope to see you next week:)

Katherines Corner said...

This is a such a sweet crafty decoration. Thank you for sharing. I invite you to share at my hop on Thursday. Hugs!

Unknown said...

These felt candy canes are so perfect for the holiday season! Easy to make so great for all crafting levels and easy to customize colors! Plus you don't have to see your tree decorations slowly disappear as people snatch your candy canes and eat them! Love this and thanks for sharing!

Kyla - House Of Hipsters said...

These are oh so cute! Thank you so much for linking up at Found & Foraged! PINNED! Hope to see you again this Saturday night at 8PM at

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello gorgeous! Super cute! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday~Lou Lou Girls

Emily Thompson said...

super cute! I made some like this a few years ago and love them! They look cute in a garland too! you have been featured this weekend. Come check it out!