ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Candy Cane Christmas Wreath Craft (Kid Friendly)

Updated on November 13, 2015

The Final Product of a candy cane wreath (DIY for Cheap)

The Candy Cane Wreath (on the Cheap)

Christmas wreaths can quite frankly be a pain in the bum. This is in addition to the cost the homemade wreath will cost. A pre-purchased wreath can take the pain out of making your own wreath, but that personal touch will be taken away. Many of us like to be creative without spending hours trying to get that perfect bow or spending $50 on materials. A nice pre-purchased wreath can cost upwards of $40-$75. A homemade wreath can cost the same amount, but you have to put time and effort into it. Then the kids want to assist. Why are there no wreaths out there that allow children to help, keep away from tedious tasks, and allow us to keep it cheap, after all, Christmas costs a lot of money.

Materials Needed

Candy Canes, Ornaments, Materials... OH MY!

What you will need:

  • Hot Glue Gun

  • Hot Glue

  • Small Ornaments

  • 20 Regular Sized Candy canes

  • Ribbon (optional to tie the individual candy canes together)

  • A larger Ornament to match the colors of the Candy Cane Wreath

  • Large Piece of Wide Ribbon to use at the top of the wreath in order to hang the wreath

  • About 15 minutes of time (more if you have children insisting on helping with arts and crafts)

How to Position the Candy Canes

Step One

Step One: The candy canes can be assembled two different ways. They can be assembled back to back or front to front creating a heart. The best way to assemble the candy canes will be to assemble them back to back. Take two candy canes at a time and create ten piles of two. Each pile will be glued together back to back. This is something the kids can help with. (I opted for two boxes of $1 candy canes from the Dollar General).

Candy Canes in a Circular Pattern

Step Two

Step Two: Now that the candy canes have been assembled in pieces it is time to create a circular pattern. That the back to back candy canes, once they are fully dried, and assemble them in a circle. Put one back to back candy cane and take the next back to back candy cane and create a heart with the outside stem of one of the back to back candy canes. Keep repeating this process until an entire circle or wreath looking structure has been created. Let this dry. Let it stay for 20 minutes. Fill in the gaps with hot glue. Once all the hot glue has dried, clean up the wreath by cleaning up the hot glue.

Step Three

Step Three: Attach the small ornaments in between each set of “hearts” created by the candy canes. Switch up the ornaments if you bought a variety pack. I opted for the $3 pack from Dollar General, cheap but very effective.

Large Bell Ornament for the Middle of the Wreath

Step Four

Step Four: Attach the large ornament in the middle of the wreath. You can choose whatever theme you want to go with. I stuck with the red, green, red, white, and glitter gold theme. I chose bells to put in the middle of the wreath so they would chime each time the door opened. A pack of these small bells, set of two were $1 at the Dollar General.

Step Five

Step Five: Choose a large wide ribbon to attach at the top of the wreath. This will enable the wreath to have a strong stable ability to hang on any wreath holder. This ribbon can be found for $1-$2 at the Dollar General.

Amount of the Entire Project

All in all this project cost $8 without the hot glue (which most of us crafters have in our arsenal of materials). This is a great project to teach the meaning behind the candy cane in a Christian atmosphere or create projects for the kids when it’s a rainy or snowy day. This is a great project for the kids to create and give to teachers as presents or their bible study teachers.

Final Project

Add some History to Your Craft- The History of the Candy Cane

In Indiana, a candy maker wanted to make sure that those celebrating Christmas decided to go back to the true meaning of Christmas. Within this true meaning, the candy maker incorporated the birth of Jesus, ministry, and the death of Jesus Christ.

  • Pure White (Hard Candy) - Symbolize the Virgin Birth
  • Form of a J- Represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to the earth as Savio
  • Form of a J- It can also represent the staff of the Good Shepard who reached down to reclaim the fallen lambs who have gone astray.
  • Hard Candy- Symbolize the Solid Rock, foundation of the Church, and firmness of the promises of God
  • Red Stripes- In an effort to keep the candy from being plain, the three small red strips show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received.
  • Large Red Strip- blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life

Another Option to the Candy Cane Wreath


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Ashley DeCleene profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashley DeCleene 

      3 years ago from Lexington, South Carolina

      Thanks so much. It turned out really simple. Just make sure you do the hot glue for kids who are too young for it! Hope it works well for you.

    • Suzie ONeill profile image

      Suzie ONeill 

      3 years ago from Lost in La La Land

      Cute! :)


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)