Giant Homespun Candy Canes

Forget Thanksgiving crafts, HELLOOOOO Christmas!!! Here it is, my first official Christmas craft tutorial. I actually made these weeks ago but was saving them for after all the Halloween shenanigans. I got this idea perusing around online and just LOVE these huge homespun candy canes. I picked up some cheap, cheesy, plastic candy canes at the Amvet, 5 for $1. They were a very ugly blue and white, UNTIL…

I ADDED HOMESPUN! Homespun is the answer to all of life’s problems!

I started with long strips of muslin (which now I wish I had tea-stained first, but oh well…) about 2 or 3 inches wide and wrapped it completely, overlapping quite a bit. I had to overlap a lot to cover up that intense blue color which kept showing through. I then cut long, approximately 2” wide, strips of red/maroon colored homespun fabric and hot-glued it to the inside of the bottom of the cane (they are hollow plastic) and wrapped it while making sure the stripes were evenly spaced.

They were a little too plain as is, so I added some berries and rusty bells, both of which I found at the Hobby Lobby for super cheap. Yay for clearance racks!


I thought they came out really cute and hopefully people at the craft show will think so too! Once Christmas is over, you bet I am gonna be scooping these things up on the after-season sale rack for next year’s show!

If you decide to make them or experiment with this idea, be sure to send a pic my way…I’d love to see!!! 🙂

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Teeny
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 06:34:52

    these will sell for sure!! and if the don’t, i want some:)


  2. Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 08:12:36

    Thanks!! I thought they came out so good. You are my right hand girl and get first pick of whatever you want for helping me…so consider one or two of em yours! 🙂


  3. Cindy
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 22:53:49

    Love the gaint candy canes! They turned out great! I made some big ones a few years ago as Christmas gifs, but made the small ones this year for my show.


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Nov 10, 2010 @ 09:29:58

      Thank you Cindy! I love your ornies…I just have never been able to sew or get into fabric crafts…but seeing your stuff makes me want to! As a fellow country/prim crafter…do you think those berries look okay on the candy canes or do they look a little tacky? You can be honest! I would have liked to use pip berries, but they are a little pricey as I am sure you know.


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