GIANT Candy Cane HACKS for Christmas Decorations! Dollar Tree DIYs 2023

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Christmas crafting can be a fun and exciting way to get into the holiday spirit. In this article, the focus will be on creating a candy cane ladder and stand, a gingerbread man, a North Pole, and a special addition for those who love the Grinch. The article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to create these items, including the materials needed and the techniques used.

The first project covered in the article is the candy cane ladder. To create this ladder, the crafter will need three large candy canes made out of PVC pipe, a handsaw and miter box, a drill, zip ties, and scissors or wire cutters. The article will provide detailed instructions on how to cut the candy canes into equal sections, drill holes on both ends, and attach the smaller pieces with zip ties to create the rungs of the ladder. The article will also explain how to attach the larger candy canes to the rungs and trim off the tails of the zip ties to create a grand and inexpensive decor piece.

Key Takeaways

  • The article provides a step-by-step guide on how to create a candy cane ladder and stand, a gingerbread man, a North Pole, and a special addition for those who love the Grinch.
  • To create the candy cane ladder, the crafter will need three large candy canes made out of PVC pipe, a handsaw and miter box, a drill, zip ties, and scissors or wire cutters.
  • The article provides detailed instructions on how to cut the candy canes into equal sections, drill holes on both ends, and attach the smaller pieces with zip ties to create the rungs of the ladder.

Creating the Christmas Candy Cane Ladder

To create a fun and festive Christmas candy cane ladder, the crafter will need three large candy canes made of PVC pipe, a handsaw and miter box, a drill with a 1/4 inch size drill bit, zip ties, and scissors or wire cutters. The candy canes can be found at Dollar Tree in their plus section for only $3 each.

The first step is to cut each of the three candy canes into three equal sections using a handsaw and miter box. This will result in nine smaller pieces that will serve as the rungs of the ladder. The crafter will then drill two holes on both ends of each of the smaller pieces using a 1/4 inch size drill bit. The holes should be facing up on the opposite end of each piece.

Next, the crafter will take two full candy canes and lay them next to each other. Using zip ties, the smaller pieces will be attached to the larger candy canes, with the holes on the smaller pieces facing up on the opposite end. The rungs should be equally spaced out from the bottom to the top of the ladder. Once all the rungs are attached, the tails of the zip ties can be trimmed off with scissors or wire cutters.

Finally, the middle rung should be evenly spaced and attached to the ladder. The result is a fun and inexpensive candy cane ladder that can be used as a decorative piece indoors or outdoors. The candy canes are 4 feet tall, which gives a grand effect to the ladder. The crafter can also add stuffed animals or other decorations to the ladder to make it even more festive.

Assembling the Candy Cane Ladder

To create a festive Candy Cane Ladder, three candy canes made of PVC pipe are needed. The first step is to cut each candy cane into three equal sections using a handsaw and miter box. Then, using a 1/4 inch drill bit, holes are drilled on both ends of each smaller section of the candy cane. The zip ties are inserted through the holes, attaching the smaller pieces to the larger candy canes. The trick is to make sure the smaller pieces are equally spaced out from the bottom to the top. Once the zip ties are tightened and trimmed, the Candy Cane Ladder is complete and ready to use as a festive decor piece.

The Candy Cane Ladder is an inexpensive DIY project that can be completed for less than $10. The candy canes are 4 feet tall, making them a grand and impressive addition to any holiday decor. The ladder can be used indoors or outdoors and can be decorated with stuffed animals or other festive items.

The Candy Cane Ladder is just one of the many Christmas crafting projects that can be done using items from Dollar Tree and other stores. With a little creativity and some basic supplies, anyone can create unique and festive holiday decorations.

Finalizing the Candy Cane Ladder

In this section, we will discuss the final steps to complete the Candy Cane Ladder project. To make the ladder, you will need three candy canes made out of PVC pipe. The PVC pipes can be easily cut with the help of a handsaw and miter box, which can be found at Walmart for around $10.

To begin, take the first candy cane and cut it into three equal sections. Drill holes on both ends straight through using a 1/4 inch size drill bit. Make sure that the holes are facing up on the opposite end. Repeat the same process with the other two candy canes.

The smaller pieces with drilled holes will be the rungs of the candy cane ladder. Attach them to the larger candy canes with the help of zip ties, which can be found at Dollar Tree. Make sure to space them out equally from the bottom to the top.

Trim off the tails of the zip ties using scissors or wire cutters. Then, attach the last rung on the center of the ladder, which should be evenly spaced. The candy cane ladder is now complete and can be used indoors or outdoors as a great inexpensive decor piece.

With this project, you can have a grand effect and a really awesome ladder that is 4 feet tall for less than $10. You can also add stuffed animals onto your ladder, such as a cute little reindeer.

Overall, the Candy Cane Ladder project is easy to do with just a few cuts, a few holes, and a few zip ties. It is a great addition to your Christmas decor and can be completed using affordable materials found at Dollar Tree and Walmart.

Creating the Candy Cane Stand

In this section, Shenin from thedailydiy.com demonstrates how to create a candy cane stand using giant candy canes and wood crates. The following steps were taken:

  1. Shenin started by purchasing three giant candy canes from Dollar Tree’s plus section for $3 each. She then cut them into three equal sections using a handsaw and miter box.
  2. She drilled holes on both ends of each section using a 1/4 inch size drill bit and ensured that the holes were facing up on the opposite end.
  3. Shenin attached the smaller pieces to the larger candy canes using zip ties, making sure they were equally spaced out from the bottom to the top. She then trimmed off the tails of the zip ties.
  4. She used the smiley face half-circle shape left from cutting the candy canes as a crafting material.
  5. To create the candy cane stand, Shenin spray-painted four wood crates from Michaels with a rustick look using one can of spray paint. She then removed the hangers and tags from two white shiplap-style signs from Dollar Tree and glued them together using hot glue and paint stir sticks.
  6. She used chalk markers or vinyl to add a design to the front of the sign and applied it using transfer tape.
  7. Shenin stacked the crates on top of each other, placed the giant candy canes up where the handle is on the back side, and attached them onto the handles using two zip ties.

The candy cane stand is easy to make and costs less than $10. It is also portable, making it easy to move around if needed.

Preparing the Candy Cane Stand Sign

To create a festive and eye-catching candy cane stand sign, the crafter first needs to gather some supplies. Wooden crates from Michaels, white shiplap-style signs from Dollar Tree, and red vinyl are some of the materials needed. The wooden crates are spray painted with a rustick look, and the white signs are seamed together with hot glue and paint stir sticks to create a larger surface for the candy cane design. The design can be freehanded with chalk markers or created with a Cricut machine and vinyl.

Once the sign is complete, the candy cane stand can be assembled. Two rows of wooden crates are stacked on top of each other, and giant candy canes are attached to the back handles with zip ties. The candy cane stand sign can be placed on top of the crates, creating an adorable and festive display. The entire project is affordable and easy to complete, making it a perfect addition to any Christmas decor collection.

Designing the Candy Cane Stand Sign

In the video, Shenin from thedailydiy.com demonstrates how to create a candy cane stand sign using materials from Dollar Tree and Michaels. The sign is designed to be placed on top of a stack of wooden crates and two giant candy canes that serve as handles.

To create the sign, two white shiplap-style signs are used. The signs are flipped over to the back side and the holes on both ends are aligned. The two signs are then joined together in the center using hot glue and paint stir sticks to brace the center. Shenin suggests using vinyl to add the design to the sign, but chalk markers can be used as well.

The wooden crates are spray painted with a rustick look using one coat of spray paint, letting it dry, and then adding a second coat. The giant candy canes are made from PVC pipe that is cut into three equal sections and drilled with holes on both ends. The smaller pieces are attached to the larger candy canes using zip ties, creating the rungs of the ladder.

The candy cane stand sign is then placed on top of the wooden crates, and the giant candy canes are attached to the handles on the back using zip ties. The final result is a portable and inexpensive candy cane stand sign that can be used for indoor or outdoor Christmas decor.

Assembling the Candy Cane Stand

To create a festive candy cane stand, the crafter will need three large candy canes, which can be found in the plus section of Dollar Tree for only $3 each. The candy canes are made of PVC pipe and can be easily cut with a handsaw and miter box, which can be purchased at Walmart for around $10.

To create the candy cane ladder, the first step is to cut one of the candy canes into three equal sections. A drill with a 1/4 inch size drill bit is then used to create holes on both ends of each section. The smaller pieces are the rungs of the ladder and are attached to the larger candy canes with zip ties, which can also be found at Dollar Tree. The rungs are spaced out evenly and trimmed to size with scissors or wire cutters. The end result is a 4-foot-tall candy cane ladder that can be used indoors or outdoors for less than $10.

To create the candy cane stand, the crafter will need four wood crates from Michaels, which can be spray painted for a rustic look. Two white shiplap-style signs from Dollar Tree are used for the candy cane sign at the top of the stand. The signs are pieced together in the center with hot glue and paint stir sticks for added support. The design for the front of the sign can be created with chalk markers or a Cricut machine.

To attach the candy canes to the stand, two zip ties are used to secure them to the handles on the back of the crates. This allows the stand to be easily taken apart and moved if necessary. The end result is a festive candy cane stand that can be customized to fit any holiday decor theme.