Use this tutorial to make a simple DIY candy cane wreath that will look amazing anywhere you put it.
Hey, y’all! It’s Christmas time, and you know what that means…it’s time to make some amazing holiday wreaths!
Candy canes are one of the most iconic items during the holidays, and the awesome candy cane wreath we have for you today is quick, simple, and fun to make.
One of my favorites things about making wreaths is that you can get creative by taking something as popular as candy canes and create your own style of wreath.
Wreaths don’t have to just be round items. They can be any shape – and really shine when they look different from the norm.
So we’ve asked our friend, Tammy, from Polka Dot Wreath Co. to show us how she makes her own version of a candy cane wreath. Y’all, I know you’re gonna love this one.
How To Make A Simple DIY Candy Cane Wreath
Tammy, our friend and the owner of Polka Dot Wreath Co is here to show us how she makes her candy cane wreath design. She’s been making wreaths since 2011 and has officially been in business since 2013.
Tammy prides herself on being not only a small Veteran owned-business but also on finding her passion and helping others learn to create and have their own businesses as well.
We’re so excited to have her here today!
Short Video Tutorial
Tammy is so awesome that not only did she share this design with us, but she also made a video of how she made her candy cane wreath. Take a look and see for yourself just how easy it is to put together.
Supplies Needed to Make an Easy Candy Cane Wreath
- 1 Dollar Tree Candy Cane Metal Form
- 2 Skeins of Yarn (Red and White)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue sticks
- Assorted wired ribbons (I prefer 1.5-inch ribbon for this project)
Easy DIY Candy Cane Wreath Instructions
- Cut the tag off the candy cane frame.
- Begin at the bottom of the straight part and begin gluing to secure the white yarn in place.
- Move up continually placing the white yarn. If you have some exposed wire, it’s okay, because you will place the red yarn over it.
- Glue as you go about every three or four turns to secure the yarn on to the frame. As you go around the curve of the cane, you will need to glue more generously so that it will not it will slip. If you don’t, you will have a lot of an exposed frame as the yard moves over time.
- After the white is all done, go back and make sure the ends have a piece of white glued so there are no exposed metal ends showing.
- Then go back to the straight area and take your red yarn. About every two inches, begin twisting it and gluing in place to give the cool candy cane effect. After all the yarn is secured, it’s time to add the bow.
- Use 1.5-inch ribbon in assorted prints and make a fun bow for accent. You can make your bow by hand, use an EZ Bow Maker, or even a Pro-Bow. Tie off your bow and fluff it out.
- Attach your bow to the neck of your candy cane wreath and feel free to curl the dovetails of your bow. Be sure to tuck in the ends you tied off so that it doesn’t scratch the door.
That’s it y’all! This quick and simple candy cane wreath is sure to brighten anyone’s door. It’ll look terrific on your own front door, or make for an awesome gift to friends, loved one, or even your neighbor!
We hope you enjoyed this easy candy cane wreath tutorial. Special thanks, again, to Tammy for sharing this candy cane wreath design and tutorial with us.
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Wreath Making and Craftpreneurial Business Resources
If you need extra help with bow-making, wreath making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out our other tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
We love seeing your wreaths, so please share your holiday wreaths with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group.
Finally, craftpreneuers will definitely want to check out our Makers Mean Business Podcast to learn simple tips for growing your business so you can leave your 9-5 and lead a Maker’s life.
Candy Cane Wreath Tutorial
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Once you cut the tag off the candy cane frame, start at the bottom of the frame and begin gluing the white yard to the frame to secure it in place.
- Continue moving up the candy cane wreath frame, making sure to cover the wire of the frame the best you can. If you have some exposed wire, it's ok because the red yarn will cover it up.
- Continue gluing the yard as you move up the frame – about every three or four turns. As you go around the curve of the cane, glue more generously so that the yarn stays in place.
- After you have finished with the white yarn, go back and make sure the ends are glued in place so there are no exposed metal ends showing.
- Now it's time to add your read yard. Twist it and glue in place about every 2 inches to give the cool candy cane effect. Once you are done with the yarn, it’s time to add the bow.
- Make a bow with 1.5-inch ribbon in assorted prints for a fun accent. Tie off your bow and fluff it out.
- Attach your bow to the neck of your candy cane wreath. Curl the dovetails of your bow, if desired, and be sure to tuck in the ends you tied off so that it doesn’t scratch the door.