Friday, November 11, 2016

12 Days of Christmas, Day 3, Candy Cane Holder

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If you have followed my blog at all, you might remember that each Christmas I like to share a candy cane holder idea. This stems from a childhood memory of a little cardboard Santa's boot that we hung by the door to hold candy canes for visitors.
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I have carried on this tradition, using different candy cane holders each year.  This year's is a simple printable decoupaged onto a jar.

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You can get the FREE Printable HERE.  I provided four/per page so you can make candy cane jars for your friends too!  But, this little printable would also make an adorable cover for a card or would be cute in a small frame. 
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After cutting out the printable (I left some white space around the edges) I sprayed it with a couple light coats of clear spray to prevent the ink from running with Modge Podge glue.

I then decoupaged it to a clean pickle jar I had, being careful to seal down the edges.  When the glue was dry, I added more to the jar and the snow on the label and sprinkled glitter all over it. 
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I used a scrap board that was previously painted red to attach the jar too.  If you don't have any scrap wood you can use a wood plaque from the craft store or this jar is equally as cute just sitting on the counter.  

I set the board on the wood and marked where I wanted to drill holes to hang the jar. I drilled fairly large holes because I used fat twine to secure the jar.
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I got this candy cane twine at the dollar spot at Target--I may have purchased 5 rolls of it because i loved it so!  Tie a tight knot
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and then tie the twine tightly around the jar.
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I added a little tissue paper inside the jar to lift the candy canes up a bit--I am hoping to find some jumbo candy canes to add to it.
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Handing out a candy cane to guests is a simple way to say I am glad you are here.  This would make an adorable teacher gift too!
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