15 - 20 Candy canes
1/2 yard red felt
1 coffee can
1 yard of
1"wide white or red ribbon
hot glue gun
1 pillar candle
(white or red)
What to Do:
Take a measurement
of the height of the coffee can and it's circumference. Cut the felt
so that it fits around the can with 1/2 inch of overlap at the seam.
Spray the outside
of the can spray glue, and then spay one side of the felt with spray
glue. Wrap the can with the felt (glue side down), and press into
place to secure. Use fabric glue at the seam.
If the candy canes
are wrapped in cellophane, remove the wrappers. Apply hot glue to the
back of the candy canes, one cane at a time, and secure onto the felt
in a vertical orientation. Work your way all around the can until it
is completed covered with the candy canes. Wrap ribbon around middle
of the cane covered candle and tie off with a pretty bow. If
necessary, apply a little bit of hot glue to the back of the ribbon
in a couple of spots to help keep the ribbon in place. Insert a
12" pillar candle into the can.
can may also be used as a container for silk or dried floral
arrangements. Simply insert floral foam into the can and then create
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