Sunday, 30 September 2012

♫ So leave a peppermint stick for old Saint Nick ♫

Now I love Christmas, I love twine and I love hearts. So this project is perfect!

A rustic candy cane tree decoration...
The shops are already filling up with Christmas goodies, so it was easy to get my hands on some peppermint sticks
Using glue dots as I went along, I wrapped twine tightly around the stick, not even bothering to remove the wrappers
I formed the shape of a heart, using a glue dot to stick the top and some twine to tie together the bottom
Finally I made a bow from my Mollie Makes subscription gift ribbon and stuck it on with yet another glue dot (I am starting to love glue dots nearly as much as twine!)
I wonder if my husband will attempt to dismantle this when he needs a sugar fix?!

27 comments :

  1. This is so clever - thanks for sharing.

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  2. This looks great. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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  3. Lovely, I'm not a fan of sugar so I think it's much better wrapped in twine!!

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  4. What a great ides, it looks so cute. x

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  5. It looks lovely and you wouldn't guess it was made from candy canes! He'll never know unless you tell him!

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  6. Really great tutorial - lovely idea :)

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  7. I agree with CatkinJane, such a better use for these things which we always have left over in the spring. Very clever.

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  8. What a lovely idea, I love the rustic look 0:)

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  9. Very clever idea. Amazing what a bit of twine and an idea can create.

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  10. Ohhhhh so simple and yet so elegant. Love it! Thanks for sharing, I visit from Sarahndipities. ;)

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  11. I love this idea , so clever ! Thanks for linking up and playing x

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  12. Love this idea - will have to try this for sure! Thanks for sharing.

    Found you via GFC!

    The Pretty Pinhead

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  13. What a lovely idea.
    Ali x

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  14. Great idea, and one to have as a treat too!

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  15. How adorable! And I might even be able to do this craft- says a very craft impaired person! :-D Thanks for sharing.

    I am stopping by from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop. Great site!

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  16. How clever and easy! Love it :)


    Bobi
    http://onedailymoneytip.blogspot.com

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  17. This is so cute and original. there's a couple of crafts I've wanted to do with twine but haven't got round too yet
    I am hosting a blog hop over at my blog today
    http://myfroley.blogspot.com

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  18. This is so cute!! I'm pinning this on my Christmas inspiration pin board. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

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  19. This is so cool! I'm going to pin it:) Thanks for linking up on Whimsy Wednesdays with The NY Melrose Family & Smart! School {House} Hopefully we'll see you later today:)

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

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  20. What a fantastic way to use up the candy canes from last year, still in our pantry.

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  21. This is such a clever idea! I am so pinning it to my Christmas board! Thank you so much for linking up at Thank you so much for linking up to <a href="http://www.travisandjessicacox.com>Artsy Corner</a>! You are so talented girl!

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  22. So creative!! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Artsy Corner. Hope to see more of your creations this week! Keep up the great work :)

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  23. This is such a great idea! A good way to use those cheap candy canes in a new way. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  24. Thank you for linking up at last weeks Craft, Create and Inspire linky party

    Your project is featured this week!

    Hope you will join us this week?

    Claire @ polkadot pretties x

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