If you feel that no tree is complete without the addition of candy canes then we’ve got crafts for you! These ideas are as easy-peasy as they are cute. Scroll down to get a minty-fresh take on classic candy cane decor.

candy-cane-reindeerphoto: One Little Project 

Candy Cane Reindeer from One Little Project

One Little Project’s candy cane reindeer is too adorable not to make. Take a few minutes afterschool or on the weekend to get crafty with your littles to recreate this fun decor. With just a items, you can take your candy canes from classic to fantastic. Get the complete, step-by-step instructions from One Little Project.

peppermint ornament photo: Hello Homebody

Melted Mint Ornaments from Hello Homebody

These darling ornaments from Hello Homebody will take you less than 15 minutes to create and their main ingredient is peppermint candies, something you not doubt have in abundance right now (or can get on the cheap). You can probably even try making these with those broken candy canes you’ll inevitably accrue. Everything else you need you likely have in your own home right now. Skip on over to Hello Homebody to get the full tutorial.

candy cane heart ornamentphoto: Amber Guetebier

 

Candy Cane Hearts

It seriously does not get simpler than this. In fact, you don’t even need a tutorial. Simply take two candy canes (leave them wrapped to avoid stickyness and increase their lifespan) and add a dab of glue where the candy canes meet to form a heart. Hot glue works the best but you can use almost any kind of glue stronger than Elmer’s. You can keep the pattern going to create a wreath, too. Tie a ribbon to hang.

What’s your go-to candy cane craft? Tell us about it in the comments below. 

—Amber Guetebier