I love having candles around the house, especially this time of year. They bring such a coziness to the room that is just so wonderful when it’s chilly & snowing. What I’m not too fond of is the labels on the jars. So I was sitting here one day looking at all these candles with these labels trying to figure out how I was going to remove them without making a huge mess, or a way to cover them up. Then I looked over & saw this huge box of mini candy canes my mom had bought while she was here for the gingerbread house making. We tucked them into a cabinet & then forgot to use them for the gingerbread house. I’m not all that fond of eating candy canes- but I just love looking at them. So I decided to see what I could do with them & these candles.
Candy Cane Candle
- 20-30 Mini Candy Canes
- 1- 7 oz Candle
- 1 Rubber Band
- 1 Ribbon of Choice
Wrap candle with rubber band.
Stick the candy canes in the rubber band all the way around making sure they are tight.
Wrap ribbon over the top of the rubber band to cover it.
This is a great craft for the kids because it's quick & simple. Plus they are great helpers when it comes to unwrapping all those min candy canes. 🙂
The cool part is that when the candle has been burning for a little while & it starts getting warm the candy canes become more fragrant- so be sure to choose a candle scent that will work well with the peppermint. I was using vanilla sugar cookie so it worked out great. This is a super easy project to get the kids involved in. I had mine unwrapping all those tiny candy canes to speed up the process for me. The whole thing took me less than 20 minutes & that was only because I was waiting for them to get those wrappers off. 🙂
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