Copper Harbor Lighthouse

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Candy Cane Makeover 2

Mr. Cut Off recently spent some time organizing boxes in the basement. When it was time to bring the Christmas boxes upstairs, guess what happened? I had one more box than last year - a box that must have been stashed in another area. This is a box I haven't seen since our last Christmas in Saginaw in 2010, so it really was like Christmas when I unpacked it. I was delighted to find a few precious items I had forgotten about, but I also found some items I will put in a donation box after Christmas. There was a bag with 10 old plastic candy canes, and I wondered why on earth I had saved them. I snatched them up and headed for the waste basket. I was halfway through the kitchen when I suddenly realized they were perfect candidates for a makeover. 

The candy canes could be used this year if I covered them with some tinsel wire garland I already had on hand (purchased on clearance last year).

Since I used a wire garland, it was simple to wind and secure it around the candy canes.

10 candy canes were finished in no time at all.

They were the perfect addition to a small tree on the stair landing.

They look really cute. I'm so glad I didn't throw those old plastic candy canes in the trash.

All is well in the Keweenaw.


  1. Replies
    1. Candy canes. . . sweet. . . I get it! Love ya, Lori!

  2. Another cute transformation! But, I gotta admit that I love the old vintage plastic candy canes. Especially if they've yellowed a little and look time worn. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Generally speaking, I do love time worn, but these aren't especially vintage - probably from the 80's. No harm was done to the candy canes. If I ever decide I want to use yellowed candy canes that have an unraveling red plastic stripe, they're safely preserved under the wire garland!

  3. Love it! So creative! Thanks for sharing at DI & DI :) Happy New Year!


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