Maker’s Dozen 12 Suggestions for Candy Canes
Seeking fresh holiday decoration? Head to the sticks! The season’s most omnipresent sweet is much more versatile than you might imagine.
Arrange candy canes
In a circle with the hooks all facing the identical direction. Affix with hot-glue (do not be concerned if the ends don’t line up, as they will be coated ). Top center with round peppermint candies, overlapping them slightly and holding in place with hot-glue. Attach ribbon through two candy canes at top to hang.
Wrap a 12-inch foam wreath type in ribbon. Stir candy cane sticks, small candy canes, and peppermint balls with hot- glue to conceal the shape.
Loop a ribbon around top of wreath to hang.
Attach extra-large ($9 for 3; amazon.com) and regular- size candy canes collectively, staggering the heightsand management the pins confront, with hot-glue. Tie a bow around the stem, and add greenery.
Snap ends three candy canes to create differing lengths. Attach candy canes together in order that two face forward (these can hold the card) and one faces backward for equilibrium (like an easel) with hot-glue.
Wrap small white jewellery boxes ($6 for 6; amazon. Id ) in thin holiday ribbon, holding it in position with double-sided tape. Attach two candy canes to the base of each box using hot-glue. Attach candy cane sticks (if desired) to
That the back of the box. Fill with candy.
Attach candy canes to a glass vase with hot-glue. Tie a ribbon around the center; ﬁll with ﬂowers.
Bake 3 candy cane sticks on a parchment paperlined baking sheet at 225°F until just pliable, 3 to 6 minutes. Beginning from bottom, quickly wrap candy around a coneshaped Styrofoam shape, trimming as needed and repeating until coated. Hot-glue red hots to starlight mints; attach to trees. Follow directions on No. 9 (pg. 22) to earn a star-shaped mint topper. Hot-glue celebrity to top of tree.
Hot Chocolate Stirrers
Dip ends of candy canes in melted semisweet chocolate. Sprinklewith crushed candy canes; put on a parchment paper–lined plate,and cool. Gently mist large marshmallows with plain water. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grease parchment and insides of cookie cutters. Set cutters on baking sheet; ﬁll with one coating of mints in bottom, breaking to ﬁll any gaps. Bake at 350°F just until melted, 5 to
6 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes, then poke a small hole at top. Let stand 5 minutes; remove cutters. Thread a piece of twine through the hole to hang.
For the large gift, wrap a length of ribbon around the center of the bundle; secure with tape, and attach mints together with hot-glue. Stick two candy canes to package facing in opposite directions using hot-glue. Loop a ribbon around candy cane hooks, and tape ribbon to back
Of bundle. Insert a bow with hot-glue. For the small package, simply tie two small candy canes in the knot of a ribbon tied around a bundle.
Attach candy canes with each other, either in a heart shape or back-to-back, together with hot-glue. Tie red twine around canes where pasted. Loop over red twine, and also hang.
Attach candy cane sticks into a glass pillar candle holder with hotglue. Wrap with ribbon, and add peppermints or a miniature wreath and greenery for decoration.