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DIY Candy Cane Vase – Easy Holiday Decor Project

This DIY candy cane vase makes an easy holiday decor project that is as much fun to put together as it is to display. Since it uses poinsettia flowers it goes right along with all your Christmas plants.

All you need are some candy canes and a few inexpensive supplies. Grab some peppermint sticks and let’s make a new Christmas decoration.

This DIY Candy Cane vase is easy and quick to do and looks great on the table. 

It will hold any type of floral decoration in the top and makes a great centerpiece for a holiday party table.

Super easy DIY Candy Cane vase. See my step by step tutorial:

I love to make an easy holiday decor project. This is such a busy time of the year so simple is something that appeals to me.

Dress Up Your Table with This Easy DIY Candy Cane Vase

This project is super quick to put together and doesn’t even need glue so there is no mess or fuss.

materials for the candy cane vaseStart by gathering the supplies.  You will need the following:

  • 40 wrapped candy canes
  • 1 wide elastic
  • glass vase
  • Poinsettia floral picks
  • 3/4″ wide holiday ribbon
  • small gold bell

I used a glass vase that was a bit shorter than the length of the candy canes.

My roll of holiday ribbon about 3/4″ wide. I also needed a box of regular sized candy canes, one large elastic, and some floral faux decor that I got at the dollar store.

empty glass vasePlace your rubber band around the middle of the vase.  Mine fit quite snugly.

insert candy canes under elasticSlip the candy canes behind the elastic and level with the bottom of the jar.

candy canes done

Keep going until the jar is covered.  I used 40 candy canes.

Dressing up this easy holiday decor project

add a ribbonAdd a length of the holiday ribbon around the jar over the top of the elastic so that it hides it.

bowTake a piece of the ribbon and make two loops and pinch them in the middle.

bowAdd a longer piece of ribbon at the back of the loops and pinch it also.

add a bellI used an old bell from a dollar store bow that I had on hand to twist around the bow to secure it, and then tied the bow to the front of the jar.

finished bow for candy cane vaseTrim the ends of the bow.  The elastic is perfectly hidden now.

pointsettia picksI had a large faux poinsettia sprig that I cut into several lengths that were the right size for the vase.Finished vase ready to display.cardinal birdA little Dollar store bird makes a great companion for the candy cane vase.finished candy cane vase displayThe vase looks great in the middle of a server tray with his bird buddy!

candy cane vase and carolerCandy cane vase displayed with one of my Byers Choice Carolers.

Candy Cane vase is an easy holiday decor projectThat’s it!  Fast, easy, fun and great looking easy holiday decor project.

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Candy canes are a symbol of Christmas. We use them for snacking and to decorate Christmas trees. Head to The Gardening Cook to learn how to use them to make a candy cane vase. Share on X

Pin this candy cane vase for later

Would you like a reminder of this candy cane DIY project? Just pin this image to one of your holiday boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.Make a DIY holiday vase for Christmas using candy canes

If you enjoy Christmas decor with candy canes, be sure to also check out my gingerbread house tips. It shows how to use candy canes in the design as well as many other suggestions for the perfect gingerbread house.

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Sunday 11th of December 2016

Would the glass slip out if you pick up the vase?


Sunday 11th of December 2016

Hi Miliene. It never happened to me. The elastics hold everything together. Carol


Monday 17th of November 2014

There should really be a way to print these things.


Monday 17th of November 2014

Hi June. YOu can go to "file" and choose "print" at the top left of your browser and it will print the page but it will print a lot of pages to get it all. Hard to do a printable one with this many images in it! Carol

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