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'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).


Sue said...

How cute! I can't wait to make some of these! Gotta go get me some candy canes!

sandee said...

I love this cute project.

Fay said...

Hi Jean! Thanks again for the cute make-and-take. It was lots of fun and turned out great!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Jean..
This Lorie From Pearl City,
Aka Joyfulsister from Pc Crafter.. Wow I love your site I just happened upon it when Feedjit showed me all the Pearl City peeps.
Oh my goodness I will be back to see all your beautiful creations. I love the candy cane ones easy for me to do lol. I feel so motivated thanks..

Hugz and Aloha Lorie

Joy said...

man...I can never seem to be able to make it to your make n takes. but I love to see what you all have done. great idea for the gift of candy canes. thanks for sharing this wonderful project!

nicky w. said...

Hi Jean! Thank you so much for your generous giveaway and the fun make and take. I gave the make and take to my Grandma... she loves this kind of stuff! I love your stamps!!! Thank you again!!! Looking forward to seeing you again! I should've introduced myself to you that day. I was sitting on the table closest to the door. I'll be sure to introduce myself the next time. Thank you for sharing all of your posts too. You're so creative!!!

Dawne said...

Hi Jean =) It was great meeting you! Thank you for hosting this MnT! You created a great project with a yummylicious strawberry candy cane! Oh and I LOVE your stamps!!

naya said...

Hi Jean. Just wanted to thank you for sharing another cute idea.

Ethan Mashimo said...

way cute!

i am in hawaii visiting -- so I can pick up stamps locally -- yay!! =) let me know if you are having any make and takes anywhere -- and i would love to meet you!


Michelle Ueligitone said...

What a great project! Such a sweet gift idea. Thank you so much for sharing!