Candy canes, yes, candy canes!
I promise I plan to celebrate Thanksgiving while making and selling Christmas items.
I am lucky - my brother handles Turkey Day and I handle Christmas.
It is a divide and conquer type of thing.
Start with striped chenille stems.
Soak them in old coffee and a little walnut ink.
Since they are synthetic, they do not dye well.
Next time I plan to just spray the ink directly on them for a more distressed look.
When I am dying, I always have some torn cotton pieces to throw in to soak up any extra color left in the water.
I twisted three chenille stems together to make a thicker candy cane.
Believe it or not, the hardest thing is getting the shape of the cane correct.
Used a green garland stem to tie three canes together, added a jingle bell, and a Old World Santa tag.
How to create Old World Santa tags HERE!
All while watching a movie.
I use a small box top as a work box.
I can put all the supplies needed for a project in a box - easy to sit and work.
AND the boxes are stackable! And FREE!
Candy canes available at Riverfront Antique Mall in Booth W-10.
Use this discount code to receive 10% off your purchase at the Distressed Donna Etsy store:
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