I found this so cute Candy Cane Vase at All Free Crafts.com. I am excited to make one of these to use to hold the gifts I got for my son's teacher. It looks so easy to make too. Here's how to do it:
- 30 to 40 candy canes
- strong rubber band
- clean tin can
- evergreen trimmings - cedar, pine, spruce, juniper or holly
- wire-edged ribbon
1. Place a strong rubber band around the tin can, approximately half way down from the top.
2. Begin inserting wrapped candy canes into the rubber band so the hooked part of the cane faces outward. As you proceed around the can, you might find that the candy canes tend to fall to one side. Just keep straightening them as you work - once the last candy cane is in place, you should find that the candy canes will stay upright on their own. If not, add another rubber band, fairly close to the first one, to keep everything in place.
3. Tie a wire-edged ribbon over the rubber band and make a nice bow. If you like, you can cut the ends of the ribbon on a slant, or in a vee shape, for a nice touch.
Add fresh evergreen, your favorite holiday flowers or anything that you want!