Sunday, November 16, 2008
Candy Cane Stands
Wow!! Didn't this weekend just fly by? I wanted to share the make 'n take we did on Saturday at J's...thanks to everyone who stopped by...it's always nice to see old friends and make some new ones too!!! Click here to download the pattern we used for this project.
Cut on the solid lines and fold on the dotted ones (as shown above). The piece on the left is the base and the piece on the right is the part that holds the candy cane.
For the base...use double stick tape on the small tab to assemble. For the part that holds the candy cane...form the piece into a circle...overlap the ends slightly and use scotch tape to hold it together. Flatten this piece into an oval shape.
Now apply double stick tape to the oval piece as shown above (make sure you apply the tape to the very ends (this will ensure a more stable stand).
Now tape the oval piece onto the center of the base. (Please note that one side of the base is a little longer than the other two sides...make sure this longer side is opposite the oval piece).
For the candy canes...form two candy canes into the shape of a heart. Apply a small piece of double stick tape in the two places where the candy canes touch. Also, wrap a piece of double stick tape around the two tips of the candy canes This last piece of tape holds the 2 candy canes together and also holds the ribbon in place after you tie it. (I used neon pink paper to indicate the places where you apply the double stick tape). To decorate, simply tie a ribbon around the 2 candy canes, as well as on the base. Stamp and color an image and punch it out with the punch of your choice. Punch a 1/16" hole at the top and thread a silver cord through it and tie it onto the ribbon. Then, simply slip the candy canes into the base. (You may want to put a small piece of tape on the bottom of the stand to make it a little more stable!!) Here are a few examples of the project:
Stamps used: #C109 (Sam & Max), #C110 (Maddy & Snowman), #C111 (Snowman Hi), and #C113 (Max & Tweet). Sentiment: #913 (Sweet Wishes).