Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Great Candy Cane Rescue

Pay no attention to the dirt, junk, mess, etc. in the background of any of these pictures.
It has been a hectic Christmas season...well the whole year has been crazy.
As told by the candy canes themselves.
So, here we are, we have been abandoned. You bought us all shiny and new at your local discount store.
You brought us home, so proudly displayed us in your yard.
We were shiny.
We lined your walkway and held up little lights.
You got tired of us, we didn't shine any longer,
we even FROZE in the ground and some of us broke!
And then...
You sold us at a yard sale!
or donated us to Goodwill..
or the even worse fate...
But thanks to some enterprising, kind-hearted crafters,
we have been saved.
They take this nice, warm cotton fabric and wrap us up nice and cozy.

The glue gun hurts a little,

But then we get decorated with some lovely reds and greens.

They seal up our ends.

But then a nice cozy wrap.
Spinning, spinning, spinning.

And here we are,
ready to be decorated.

At this point some of the lovely crafters give us a nice shower of coffee and vanilla.
Yum, it is delicious.
Some ripped homespun.

A little more glue.

And some wild spinning later.

Here we are ready for some embellishments.

A little more glue and some wire.

And then a little bit of white paint and a lovely sprinkling of Diamond Dust.
And we are saved!

We owe this all to some enterprising crafters.
Won't you join in and save a candy cane today!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this morning. I love this wonderful idea and your tutorial is spectacular. I thank you for sharing this fine morning. I have a few of those sad looking candy canes in the attic. Next year they too will be stepping high and looking mighty proud for the holidays.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful CHRISTmas. May God richly bless you this holiday season.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Patti said...

Love this. You have the best tutorials.

Balisha said...

How very cute...And to think that I threw mine away too. I'll have to remember this post and the cute way you told it. Balisha

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

I cannot believe that you just posted this...a few hrs ago my SIL texted me saying that she needs 8 gifts. Went down to the basement to see what supplies I had...and I spied those lonely candycanes too (the skinny twirly ones from the dollar tree that I bought post xmas last year for 50 cents each) and had the same idea!! Great minds think alike!!
patti :)

Jody said...

What a great project for next year! Love how these came out...just adorable!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

and I threw one of them away..shame on me..I could have done this too;) great idea.:)

Laurie said...

You made me feel sorry for the candy canes! But the new life you gave them is awesome Cathy! I have some I haven't used in a few years, this is going to be a fun project..Thanks!!

Carmen C. said...

What a crime to throw away such useful canes:( You have made them beautiful!!!

luv2teek said...

What a clever tutorial Cathy!

Merry Christmas...Bev

Barb said...

Hi Cathy,
Found your blog via Jody at Primgals Primitive Palette. WOW! She did get Christmas early! Great tutorial and a fun blog. I will be following!
Have a wonderful Holiday season!

Prairie Patch said...

I never much cared for those candy canes because they just weren't "warm" and sweet looking. With the homespun spin you put on it, I definitely want to get some now. Thanks for sharing that.