It is hard to believe that we are closing in on Thanksgiving ... seems like it was just August ... And the older I get the quicker it goes ... It sure would have been nice as a kid, having time go as fast as it does now ...
Anyway, soon we will all be to busy in the hustle and bustle of things for any crafting, but every year I try to do something different for my trees and in the way of adding a little something onto the gifts I give ... Presentation to me is half of the gift ...
So while I was making my peppermint soap,it came to me ... I need something to add to the soap .... Well, of course one thing led to another ... as it always does for me ... and I came up with these EASY little candy canes ...
Chenille stems or if your old like me pipe cleaners
glitter or Epsom salt
tea or coffee stain (I used my black walnut stain)
As you can see from the above photo I have a variety of chenille stems, I have Halloween colors, red, white and red and white already twisted together. If you don't have the red and white twist stems, just get a red and a white and twist them your self. Once you have them twisted cut in half and shape into a candy cane, or leave them as one larger candy cane.
I took the candy canes and dipped them into the stain ... I put them in and pulled them right back out. I did not want them very dark ... just wanted to get the white not so bright.
Let them dry, I'm pretty lucky that I have a wood stove to dry them. So I can do this in no time at all ...
All dry and ready to go ... Take your spray adhesive and spray one side of the candy cane ... now sprinkle with glitter or Epsom salts ... let dry, turn over and repeat, and your done.
Here they are all drying ... pretty, and so shinny, looks like snow ...
As bowl fillers, with a little greenery ... so simple, but so pretty ... And of course you can't beat the colors of red and green combined together. Just says Christmas.
And here is the real reason I wanted to make these, to put on my peppermint twist soap ... I sure do hope that everyone who gets these will like them.
Thanks for stopping by the farm.