DIY a Candy Cane Wreath, and more peppermint Christmas crafts

December 1? It’s candy cane season, and it’s time to share this DIY Candy Cane Wreath. Does anything say Christmas more than a Candy Cane Wreath? I love red and white at Christmas time, but I was still surprised by the number of peppermint Christmas crafts I’ve shared in the past. Be sure to take a peek at the red & white Christmas crafts below, from ornaments to wreaths and snowmen.

DIY Candy Cane Wreath

Candy Cane Wreath by Kathleen George

To make a Candy Cane Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • 12” half-round wreath
    • 22, 1” balls
    • 1” sheet or other scrap piece
  • Miniature candy canes, 150 – 160
  • Acrylic craft paint in red
  • Glitter paint in red
  • Ribbon, red with wired edges, 2” x 18”
  • Chenille stem
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; toothpicks; stiff bristle paintbrush; knippers

To make a Candy Cane Wreath:

1. Using low-temp glue gun, glue candy canes to wreath. Overlap candy canes and glue on in different directions to create a random effect. Continue till wreath is covered.

2. Insert and glue a toothpick in each 1” foam ball. Paint balls red. Insert toothpicks into a sheet or scrap piece of STYROFOAM Brand Foam to hold the balls upright while paint dries. Paint balls with red glitter paint, and insert the toothpicks in to the foam sheet or other scrap piece while glue dries.

3. Arrange balls on wreath. When you like the arrangement, squeeze glue on ends of toothpicks and bottom of balls, and insert toothpicks into the wreath. Save one red ball for the bow.

4. Tie a bow in 2” wired ribbon. Glue bow to wreath, and glue a red ball to center of bow.

5. Twist together ends of a 4” length of chenille stem. Insert and glue into the back of the wreath for a hanger.

DIY Candy Cane Wreath

I’d love to make this wreath with bright, rainbow colored candy canes.

Here are a few more Christmas crafts with a red & white, peppermint theme.

Peppermint Stripe Fabric Ornament 

DIY Fabric Christmas Ornament

Peppermint Stripe Fabric Ornament by Kathleen George

Peppermint Pinwheel Topiaries

DIY Peppermint Pinwheel Topiaries

Peppermint Pinwheel Topiaries by Rebekah Meier

Peppermint Candy Tree 

DIY Peppermint Candy Tree

Peppermint Candy Tree by Rebekah Meier

Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath

DIY Christmas Sweater Wreath

Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath by Patty Schaffer

Peppermint Stick Wreath

DIY peppermint Christmas wreath

Peppermint Stick Wreath by Kathleen George

 Peppermint Snowman

DIY cute sock snowman

Peppermint Snowman by Rebekah Meier

Candy Cane Snowman

DIY red white peppermint snowman

Candy Cane Snowman by Debra Quartermain

Is anyone decorating with red and white this year? I’ve also noted a trend toward bright, non-traditional Christmas colors, and maybe that’s more your style? (This Candy Cane Wreath could be made with rainbow striped candy canes, too.) I’d love to know how you’re decorating this year.

Happy crafting.



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14 Responses to DIY a Candy Cane Wreath, and more peppermint Christmas crafts

  1. Candy canes everywhere! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! What fun ideas and I like that you break down the steps so that it is easy enough for any age to complete. Happy crafting!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! I hope there’s a project here for everyone. I was surprised to see how many peppermint-theme crafts I’ve featured, and stay tuned, there’s one more to go . . . Happy crafting, Angie! Sharon

  2. annehaun says:

    Cute projectys – thanks!

  3. PS says:

    I can smell and taste peppermint!!!!;p… These are cute….

  4. Oh my! The Candy Cane and Peppermint Stick wreaths might last 5 minutes here! We all love candy canes and it sometimes gets a little rowdy over who gets the last candy cane! I have been known to have a friend pick me up 15-20 boxes of candy canes at the store close to the end of candy cane season and deliver them when I am home alone. That way I have a stash to bring me through at least July or August! I haven’t been able to figure out how to buy enough to last the whole year yet but am working on it!
    Love the skiing peppermint snowperson and the ornament too! TFS!

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