10 different ways you can use candy canes this holiday

Candy canes 10 different uses for them

One of the things we notice the most as christmas its getting nearer are candy canes. Many years ago it was used simply as decoration for the tree. Now adays as people are becoming more creative we are finding more ways to add that festive touch to a christmas symbol that has been around for centuries.

Below are 10 different uses for candy canes.

Different things you can do with candy canes

1- Candy canes can be used as tasty cocoa stirrers. It adds a hint of peppermint flavor for a more refreshing experience.

2- Candy canes look wonderful with holiday flower arrangements. Place them creatively with ribbons in your centerpieces and Walla a whole new look.

3- Spread some cheer. Place candy canes in a decorative basket add tiny bows to them along with small greeting tags and take a festive trip to your local homeless shelters and other places where there are those less fortunate.

4- For a fabulous décor.Candy canes look pretty when you place them in vases, glass cups or jars. Also, adding a pretty ribbon around the glass for extra pizzazz.

5- With two sided tape you can place a candy cane on a wrapped Christmas gift to give it some decorative flair.

6- Use as garland. Wrap pretty string around each candy cane as you go along before you know it you will have a festive garland.

7- Break the candy cane into small pieces and stick them on picture frames that have a Christmas picture. This is a great way to reflect on past holidays.

8- Dip candy canes in fudge or melted chocolate, just be sure it’s not to hot. Mmmm, delicious!

9- Glue a candy cane to a small velvet bow and use it as a broche. This shows of your holiday spirit when greeting your holiday guest.

10- Add a magnetic strip to a wrapped candy cane and use it as a decorative magnet to hold your cards, calendars, and memos on the refrigerator.

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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

I love candy canes and must remember to use them as stirrers - this has to be tasty!

Thanks for fun tips!


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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC Author

Thank you BK!!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago

Madison22, Wonderful ideas! Here is another one; hang them on your tree and ask each guest to take one when they leave! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!


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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC Author

Oh, thats a good one DeBorrah. Thanks!!


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

nice and interesting idea. you have great tips here.


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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC Author

Thank you so much prasetio, glad you liked it!


beth1966 7 years ago

Madison22 those are all wonderful ideas for the use of candy canes for the holiday season. Thank you so much for sharing this.


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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC Author

Thank you beth for stopping by and visiting my hub!


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Ivorwen 6 years ago from Hither and Yonder

I love candy canes, for all the many things they can be used for. I love your idea of using them in flower arrangements... now, to keep the kids from eating them before the flowers die!


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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC Author

thank you Ivorwen! Now they sell those artificial flowers that look so real...that's an alternative. Than again, I guess nothing beats the real thing.


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sherrylou57 5 years ago from Riverside

Nice Madison, I love candy canes and I like what you said to go to the homeless and hand them out. Cheers to you for the New Year.


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Madison22 5 years ago from NYC Author

Sherrylou, so nice to have you come by and read my hub. Thank you:)

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