Holly Jolly Candy Canes

Holly Jolly Candy Canes
Holly Jolly Candy Canes
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Candy Canes are a big Holiday Theme around our house. I love the crook and the striped red and white of each traditional candy cane. I love the way they taste and how the instant you look at them you think of Christmas. A few years ago I had idea to incorporate my love of candy canes into more of my holiday decor. So, I came up with these simply adorable fabric stuffed Candy Canes!

What you need

fabric
needle and thread
cotton batting
embellishments of your choice

What you do

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I started out with a shape (in my head!) I knew I didn't want a standard pattern because I wanted to give each candy cane its own personality and pizazz. I used several types of fabrics that I thought would make for interesting candy canes. Below is a step by step process to make your own Candy Canes.

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Begin by cutting 2 identical "canes" from your fabric. Sew all the way around the "cane" leaving a 2 inch opening for stuffing. Back stitch the ends of each opening so while stuffing the "cane" the thread doesn't come loose.

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Trim fabric around stitching to a quarter inch (1/4). This helps reduce bulk.

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Flip "cane" outside in and stuff candy cane with craft stuffing through hole. See below.

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To finish off your "cane" I hand sewed the cane who different ways. #1) I let the stitches show and whip stitched the raw edge. #2 I hid my stitches by folding and bringing the fabric together to make a smooth edge and then hand sewed the sides together. I think it looks great either way! You decide.

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It was fun to add embellishments on each "cane" with buttons, felt, stitching, bells and ribbon. Have fun with it and personalize each Candy Cane.

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About The Author

Pamela Cardwell has two passions, quilting and food! She spends her days being creative and blogging about it at French Knots. Reprinted with permission.