I will be linking this to Hooked on Houses Holiday Party
Hey guys! So, I’m still decorating for Christmas and still loving it!!!! Thought I’d share my latest creation with our blogging friends!!!! I love candy canes almost as much as I love snowflakes so I had to make this as soon as I thought of it!!!
Presenting the Candy Cane Display and she has all of my favorites ~ candy canes, distressed wood, jingle bells and of course twine!!!
Here’s how she came to be…
2 outdoor candy canes purchased from Wal-Mart
painted a S2S favorite Rust-oleum Heirloom White.
While the candy canes were drying I began work on two fence panels purchased at Home Depot
I found their half way point and gave them a quick zip with my Ryobi battery powered circular saw (this made four 3ft pieces).
Next I used the lazy mans hammer and nails (aka Gorilla Glue Epoxy ~ it’s like cement!) and attached all four newly cut boards together and let dry.
Now back to the candy canes…
I used my hot glue gun to wrap 4ply jute twine around each candy cane.
So sweet…I could just eat them up!!!!
Back to the boards…
As soon as the Gorilla Glue Epoxy was dry I spray painted the board a shade of blue…
and glazed with another S2S favorite ~ Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze!
A little distressing of the edges with my 3M sanding block and a brush over with Minwax Red Mahogany stain gave the perfect aged look!
When the board was dry I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy to attach the candy canes to each other and then to the board.
Next, I used 4ply jute twine to tie a bow around the candy canes where they were attached together
and added some sweet jingle bells with 1 ply twine to top it off!!!
Now for one final detail…
Even if I prop this piece I want it to look as if it is meant to hang so I drilled a hole at the top two corners
and slid 4ply jute twine through the back and tied knots on the front side!
Not sure where I am going to put her
maybe in the corner on the front porch…
For now I’ll just have fun moving her around the house…she is just so darn cute everywhere I put her!!!!
Reminder!!!! You all have 1 week to get those projects done for out Rust-oleum Revamp Link Party and Giveaway!!!
You can get all the information for it HERE!!!