A fun and easy craft to do with kids — hang on the Christmas tree, give as a gift or adorn a wrapped gift.
Candy Cane Christmas Tree Ornament/Gift Topper Craft
I treasure all of the handmade crafts that my children made for us every year, and they enjoy the memories as they pull them out of the Christmas containers to hang them on the tree every year.
This is a fun and easy craft that kids of all ages can help make to hang on the tree or to use as a gift tag/topper on Christmas gifts.
Stars (either printed and cut out, or simply cut out from construction paper, foam, etc.
Jewels, beads, charms, or other assorted “ornaments”
Place a candy cane on a piece of felt to get a rough estimate of how large the Christmas tree should be.
The candy cane “trunk” should be hanging off the edge of the felt by about an inch.
Cut out a rectangle outside of the candy cane (mine was approximately 4 x 5 inches)
Take the piece of felt and fold it in half and cut out the shape of a Christmas tree.
With the felt still folded, cut 6 slits down the middle of the Christmas tree as shown.
There should be three sets of 2 slits – only large enough to allow the candy cane to fit through.
Once the tree is cut and candy cane fits through nicely, remove it to glue on the star and the “ornaments”
Ornaments can consist of colorful jewels, charms, beads, etc.
Use school colors for the jewels, favorite team colors, add the giftee’s favorite hobbies to the tree in charm/bead form – such as little footballs, ballerina shoes, beach theme, etc.
Allow the glue to dry before sliding the candy cane back in.
- Felt Sheets
- Stars (either printed and cut out, or simply cut out from construction paper, foam, etc.
- Jewels, beads, charms, or other assorted “ornaments”
- Candy Canes
This a fun craft for kids – classrooms, play dates, Christmas parties, etc. Give as a little gift, add to a wrapped gift to make it extra special!
These are a few items I find helpful when preparing these Candy Cane Christmas Tree Ornament/Gift Topper in my own home:
flic-flac 28pcs 12 x 8 inches (30cmx20cm) 1.4mm Thick Soft Felt Fabric Sheet Assorted Color Felt Pack DIY Craft Sewing Squares Nonwoven PatchworkWestcott 13901 8eBoot 100 Gram Stars Confetti Glitter Star Sequins for Crafts DIY Nail Art and Party Decoration, Holographic SilverSelf Adhesive Craft Jewels Jumbo Bling Crystal Gem Stickers Assorted Shapes Colors Rhinestone Stickers for Arts & Crafts Projects Pack of 110Elmer’s Liquid School Glue, Washable, 7.625 Ounces, 6 Count – Great for Making Slime – E308NRBrach’s The Original Peppermint Candy Canes, 48 Count