Candy Cane crafts are fun to make because you can eat them while you work, as well as make colorful Christmas projects.
Of course, not all candy cane crafts are made with the real, edible thing.
If you want to keep your finished projects from year to year, look for artificial candy canes to craft with – so you don’t have to worry about insects.
There are even a few ideas that young children can make.
Use beautiful laces to make a gorgeous lacy candy cane.
Even very small children can work on a scrunched paper candy cane.
Have fun trying some of these creative crafts.
See also Candy Cane Crafts for Kids
For a fun delicious recipe idea, see these Candy Cane Sweet Treats.
Candy cane decorations for your home can be found here.
Projects Made Using Actual Candy Canes
Candy Cane Lollipops
Make your own lollipops using small candy canes. Just melt them in the oven.
Peppermint Bark Hearts
Fill candy cane hearts with peppermint bark to make these cute peppermint bark hearts. They would be great to hang on your tree for give-away treats, or as a package tie on.
Candy Cane Sweet Treats
Sweet treat ideas for dipping candy canes in melted chocolate, or adding crushed canes to popcorn balls. See page 2 for a Candy Cane and Chocolate Truffle recipe.
Reindeer Card with Candy Cane Antlers
Here’s a fun way to give a sweet treat with your Christmas greetings when you give this reindeer card with candy cane antlers.
Candy Cane Gift
A very quick way to make a small gift of a candy cane.
Candy Cane Star
One of the nicest candy cane crafts I’ve found, this candy cane star requires 10 candy canes and some round red and white peppermint candies.
Red and green craft foam poinsettia shapes make this Christmas peppermint poinsettia. You can use an upside down candy cane instead of the peppermint stick.
Candy Cane Candles
Make colorful candy cane candles for Christmas using candy canes, ribbon and a candle.
Candy Cane Candle
This candy cane candle has actual broken candy canes embedded in it. Proceed with care!
Candy Cane Centerpiece
Candy canes stand up in a red Target $1 bucket. If you don’t have all the items mentioned, you can easily devise your own from her instructions.
Candy Cane Centerpiece
Hang candy canes around a glass vase or goblet to make this candy cane centerpiece. Fill with a candle, flowers or candies.
Candy Cane Vase
You can put a candle, flowers, or Christmas greenery in this candy cane vase.
Edible Candy Cane Sled
You need a flat candy bar and 2 candy canes, along with craft scraps – to make this candy cane sled.
Candy Cane Sleigh
Make this candy cane sleigh and add family photos for the passengers.
Candy Stick Sign Post
Easy Christmas tree ornament needs a craft foam or cardstock sign and christmas embellishments.
Candy Cane Puzzle
Cute candy cane puzzle idea for a Christmas puzzle.
Candy Cane Santa
Sew or glue a felt body for candy cane Santa and insert 2 candy canes for arms and legs.
Peppermint Angel Candy Cane
Make a paper angel, cut some slits, slide in a candy cane, and you’re done!
Snowman Candy Cane Covers
Quick and easy to make, these snowman candy cane covers dress up the candy cane.
Candy Cane Treat for Kids
This cute paper crafted reindeer candy cane treat for kids is a great idea for classroom or party treats.
Candy Cane Reindeer
This candy cane reindeer is made of felt and uses candy canes for antlers.
Victorian Candy Cane Cover
A crocheted cover makes a very pretty Victorian candy cane cover.
Candy Cane Covers
Find several crocheted candy cane covers here. Easy to make if you know a little crochet, or easy to learn.
Candy Cane Gift Bag
This pretty and festive gift bag uses a candy cane as a fastener.
Leftover Candy Canes
And just in case you have any leftover candy canes, check out 33 Uses for Leftover Candy Canes. Of course, you could just eat them!
Candy Cane Crafts
Printable Candy Cane Treat Bag
Print this candy cane treat bag for a quick favor holder.
Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
Scrub with this wonderful smelling candy cane sugar scrub.
Jingle Bell Candy Cane
Use wire and red and silver bells to make this easy jingle bell candy cane.
Dryer Vent Candy Cane
This dryer vent candy cane can be used to hide a gift! Wrap bent dryer vent shape with white tissue paper and make stripes with red ribbon.
Make red and white yarn bundles to attach to a re-shaped wire hanger for this easy candy cane.
Beaded Candy Cane
Use craft wire and tiny beads to make this easy beaded candy cane.
Candy Cane Earrings
Cute candy cane earrings made with beads and wire to dress your ears for the holidays.
Candy Cane Earrings
Use a bow or butterfly wing bead along with red and white beads to make these pretty candy cane earrings.
Crocheted Candy Cane
Crochet a red and white strip and wrap it around a pipe cleaner to make this crocheted candy cane.
Felt Candy Canes
Here is an interesting way to make felt candy canes, by wrapping wool around pipe cleaners.
Candy Cane Cross Stitch
This tiny candy cane cross stitch would be easy to stitch on bookmarks, a garment, a Christmas stocking or a cap.
Candy Cane Yard Decorations
Use rebar, soda cans, white garbage bags and ribbon for these candy cane yard decorations. It sounds labor intensive, but would hold up year after year. (No photo)
Instead, why not paint the rebar in red and white stripes, with a big red plastic bow at the top!
Candy Cane Clip Art
Lots of candy cane clip art pictures here.