Saturday, December 17, 2016

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Canes and Reindeer - what a great Christmas combination! Use my easy-to-follow directions and photos to make the perfect last minute Christmas ornament: fast, easy, cute, and edible! Candy Cane Reindeer are great for gifting and hanging on the tree. Merry Christmas!


Candy Canes
Brown chenille stems (12 inch)
Small red pompoms (about 1/2 inch)
Wiggly eyes (.275 inch - 7mm)
Metallic thread (used for jewelry)
Tacky glue
Wire cutters


Cut the chenille stems in half using wire cutters.

Center the cut chenille stem (6 inch) under the curve of the candy cane. Tightly twist the chenille stem 2 times. See photo below to twist each side into "antlers". Add a drop of Tacky Glue to the back of chenille stem where it meets the candy cane.

Use Tacky Glue to attach 2 wiggly eyes and a pompom nose.

Tip: Handing the candy canes over a container or box makes it easy to make these ornaments in an "assembly line".

Cut a 13" length of metallic thread. Fold and tie the thread in a double knot around the candy cane and chenille stem. Tie an overhand knot in the end, and trim the ends.  

Tip: A tiny drop of white glue keeps the ends from fraying.

Optional:  You can eliminate the metallic thread and simply hang the Candy Cane Reindeer on the tree.

Merry Christmas!

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