Crafty Tuesday - Candy Cane Crazy

I wish computers came with 'smellyvision' because my kitchen today smells of chocolate and peppermint - a fantastic combo :)

Today it's Tuesday which means another 15 minute craft here on the blog. Two for you to choose from, both featuring candy canes, both good for little Christmas gifts. So let's get snappy!


CHOCOLATE CANDY CANES

Gently melt some chocolate. I put mine in a mug and used the microwave. Unwrap the candy canes. Chop one candy cane very finely - be warned, it will fly everywhere! :) Dip the canes, one at a time, in the melted chocolate. Shake or scrape off the excess chocolate and then sprinkle over tiny shards of the too-cute red and white chopped candy. Leave to dry on a piece of baking/parchment paper.


You can tie with a bow, put in a cellophane bag and tie with a bow, add it to Christmas or plain red mug filled with 'snowman soup ingredients (sachet of hot chocolate, marshmallows, candy cane for stirring). Or whatever you fancy! ;)

[  I'll post a photo of these ones all wrapped up later...they just need to dry first ;)  ]

And for my next trick...




CANDY CANE HEARTS

Take a couple of canes (leave the plastic wrapping on) and hot glue them together in the shape of a heart. You could use ordinary white glue, but you'll need plenty of it, and plenty of layers. When the heart is dry, add a bow or a bell - or both - and hang on your tree, add to a table decoration, give to a friend, whatever you like...

I've added some ribbon and a sign (I stamped letters on a leftover piece of red card) that says God Jul which is Danish for Merry Christmas (literally Good Christmas). The other one 'has bells on'! ;)



Have fun! :)

1 comment:

The American Homemaker said...

It must be in the air :) I just posted on these too.