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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Burlap Candy Cane Wreath Tutorial

I've been wanting to make a candy cane wreath with some red and white burlap I had.  I didn't like the small foam candy wreath forms.  I decided to use a pool noodle.  The only problem was how to keep the shape.  I tried floral wire, etc. and then my husband said why don't you just use a coat hanger?  Brilliant!!  It worked perfectly.  

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It all started with a pool noodle!  

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I cut about six inches off the pool noodle, and then ran the heaviest coat hanger I could find through the middle.  I had to bend it in about four or five places at the top until I got the shape I wanted. 

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I cut the burlap in strips about six inches wide.  Using floral pins I started at the side, bunched up the burlap and then added a floral pin.  I went at an angle to make the stripes.  

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This project did take lots of floral pins.  

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Here's an up close of the pins.  After I finished each row, I "fluffed" each piece.  I did have to place the pins at angle, because this noodle was hollow and I wanted to make sure they were secure.  

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Here is a completed photo, but before I added the bow.  I really wanted to add a green burlap bow, but can't find green anywhere!  So I just used some of the fabric I had left over from my Christmas pillows.  

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I found the cute little Christmas flower and candy cane appliques at Hobby Lobby and added those on the bow.  I am going back to buy more of the flowers.  I love them. 

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Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate your visits so much, and love reading your comments.

                                                                        Kathy

129 comments:

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

I love this Kathy! The candy cane shape and look is amazing. Those poodle noodles are so great for wreath making, aren't they?

Leshia @ Southern Chic Love said...

I love it! I've used a pool noodle to make a regular circle wreath but I would have never thought to use it this way. :)

Shannon said...

Kathy, I didn't even know you could get red burlap! This is adorable. You always make such cute-cute things!

Jill said...

This looks GREAT Kathy! Great work!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you! I love those noodles!! That was my last one. I hope I can find some more before summer. LOL
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you! I love those noodles to make wreaths. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! I found the red burlap the other day, but I can't find green anywhere. I went back to get some more of the red and they were out already. Boo Thank you so much for stopping by. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for the great party! Have a wonderful week. :)

srpprcrftr said...

I found green burlap at Hobby Lobby and used my 40%off coupon. Course it might depend on the area whether they have it or not. Also saw it at Jo-Ann's.
Your candy cane is absolutely incredible. You must have alot of patience to do all that with the burlap. The bow you used is a gorgeous contrast on the candy cane.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda Bouf said...

Very lovely and unique way to fold the burlap. I like it a lot!! Happy Thanksgiving to you. Linda

Stephanie Michaels said...

Kathy,
that is SO darn cute! I never would have thought of that. Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
Steph
swtboutique.blogspot.com

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Cutest wreath ever! I love it! I just saw red burlap at the fabric store and now I wish I'd snagged it!! Great project!

Gail said...

Brilliant idea for a candy cane! Love the two colors of burlap! This is so unique! Where would we be without the suggestions from our husbands?

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Husbands come through every now and then, don't they? What a great idea to use a pool noodle! Sometimes I think we need a blog with nothing but tutorials using "our noodles". lol
Sending Thanksgiving Blessings your way,
Dru

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party.. http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/11/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html?m=1

Audrey said...

Very pretty Kathy ... Love burlap, but hate to work with it.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Audrey Z.

bj said...

O, Kathy, this is just adorable. I hope you weren't wearing black while working with the burlap :))
Your hubby came up with an excellent idea. :)
Over from Boogieboard..
Happy Thanksgiving.

Debbiedoo's said...

OH wow Kathy you are one clever chickie here on this one. I love it!

Rea T said...

that is super pretty!! i like it!!

your newest follower,huggies***
rea

Wendy's World said...

I love it! I pinned it. Thanks for always inspiring & motivating me.

SympleTymes Cloth Art By Sherrie Nordgren said...

Your pure talent and so insoiring! Thank you for all you do and share with us!

Ali said...

This is absolutely wonderful. How an earth do you think of so many amazing things?
Ali x

One More Time said...

Love it!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathy, this is so pretty! Sometimes, those husbands come thru with some clever ideas! Lol! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Emily said...

Kathy, this is absolutely adorable! I have never seen anything like it. Great job and thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing. This is my first visit to your blog but won't be my last.
Chris

Olive said...

Pretty wreath. Well done.

Six Sisters said...

Kathy, We love your cute Candy Cane Wreath!! So clever using the noodle! We would love to have you link up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party to share your great ideas! -The Six Sisters

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Gorgeous wreath! I love it!!

T'onna @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I did look at Hobby Lobby and Hancock's in my area, but no green burlap. Boo They had lots of purple though! LOL I need to check Jo-Ann's! Thanks for the info, and thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Thanks for visiting, too! Happy Thanksgiving!!! Hugs Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Darn it, I'm out of pool noodles. LOL Thanks so much for hosting!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kathy,
Now this is one neat idea for making a candy cane wreath...glad that you shared it with us at my party. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Blessings,
Linda

Kathy Moody said...

Oh thank you, Danni! I love those 2 colors together. I wish I had bought more, and I'm out of pool noodles. LOL Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much, Gail!! I love those 2 colors together. I wish I had bought more. Yep, those hubbies can be pretty helpful. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Yep, those hubbies do contribute sometimes! lol I agree...you have a great idea with a blog for noodles. :) They are so great. Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Hugs

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I would love to share. I will see you there. Thanks for the stopping by and the invite! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Audrey! I agree with you. Love burlap, but it is super messy! Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you!! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, BJ! My hubby can be very helpful sometimes. LOL I did have quiet the mess when I was finished. Thank goodness for old blankets. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much Debbie! I just wish I had more noodles. LOL Thanks so much for always hosting an awesome party! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for following, too! Happy Thanksgiving!! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for your sweet comment! I appreciate the pin! Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs

Kathy Moody said...

Aww, thank you so much for your sweet comment! I appreciate it so much! Thanks for visiting, too!
Hugs

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much for your sweet comment! I keep myself up at night with projects going through my head! LOL Hugs, sweet friend!! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks so much, Tammy!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Shenita! Yep, hubbies can surprise! LOL Thank you so much for visiting, and have a Happy Thanksgiving, too! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much, Emily! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! Thanks for visiting!! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Olive! Thanks for visiting, too! I appreciate so much!

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much!! I would love to share! I will see you there. Thanks so much for visiting and for the invite. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks so much, Tonna! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Linda! Thanks for the great party, too!! Hugs

Brooke said...

This turned out so cute! Adorable, Love it!


=)


Brooke

Leslie Stewart said...

Kathy,
This is too cute! Thanks for sharing it at my party. Have a great week!
Leslie
House on the Way

joy said...

your project is really beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks great. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! I would love for you to visit me and see the centerpiece at my Thanksgiving table :) I am visiting you from Savvy Southern Style!

Christine said...

Kathy!! I LOVE IT!!!! It turned out perfect!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you! Thanks for hosting! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Joy! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you and thanks for stopping by! I will check out your centerpiece! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Christine! Thanks for hosting!! HUGS

Ira Morse said...

This is really a helpful tutorial here Kathy...and this is a cheaper way of creating an adorable Burlap Candy Cane Wreath...yep i have to try this one... Happy Holiday!

Megan @ EphesiansWife said...

Oh my goodness-I love this!! So, so, so cute!! I may just have to try one myself! :) Glad you found me-looking forward to reading more!
PS-what do you teach? I am a junior high life skills (Special Ed) teacher.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Megan

Ruth @ AtNumber29 said...

Wow! It's enormous! I'd neber have thought of such a thing! cool!

Chelsea Maxwell said...

This is sooo cute!! How clever!!

Chrissy said...

I love this!! What a neat idea! Thank you for sharing!! I found you through a linky party and would love to have you visit my site if you get a chance! http://www.thetaylor-house.com

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Ira! It is so much cheaper and really easy to make. I just wish I wasn't out of the noodles. :) Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you've had a wonderful day. Hugs

Kathy Moody said...

Hi! It really is so easy to make! I teach third grade. I admire you so much, I've thought about moving to junior high. I can't wait to visit more. I hope you've had a wonderful day!
Hugs, Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you! It did turn out pretty big! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, and thanks for the follow! Just love your inspiring blog. God does have a plan for you, and it will be amazing!! Hugs

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! So glad you stopped by and can't wait to check out your blog! :)

Bonnie Way said...

That's super cute! I am totally not crafty like this, but I think it looks great. :)

Julie redheadcandecorate.com said...

Kathy...you can't get any prettier. You are very talented-thank you for stopping by the party :) I just love your candy cane! Pinning :)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That is beautiful Kathy, thanks for sharing

Ahna said...

What a unique wreath! I love it!

Wanda Ann said...

Kathy, I love your candy cane wreath, I saw it on funky junk's link party and had to come see it better and join your site. I am new to blogging and would love for you to visit me at memoriesbythemile.com
Wanda Ann

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Hello! Just wanted to let you know that I featured you at my Submarine Sunday link party! Come over and grab a feature button!

T'onna
Submarine Sunday Link Party @ http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-8.html

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Just shared on Facebook Kathy! Pinning as well - love this! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

Robyn said...

I love how sweet and simple this is. You have quite a knack for decorating!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I promise it was really easy to make. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much, and thanks for the great party, too! I appreciate you pinning! Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks so much, Mel! Thanks for stopping by, too. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and for stopping by! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! I can't wait to visit you! Thanks so much for following. :)
Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Tonna! I am so honored. I will be right over. Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Trish! Thanks for sharing on FB and pinning. You made my day. Hope you are having a great weekend!
HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Robyn and thanks for visiting! Hugs

Tonia L said...

Burlap is so in right now! My friend just bought some recently and the lady cutting the burlap said she has sold more burlap in the past couple weeks than she has in the past 10 years!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

That really looks great! And who doesn't love burlap ;)

Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
<3 Christina

Food Done Light said...

What gorgeous candy canes. Would love for you to link them to Thursdays Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-3/

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and for the invite! I just linked up. Thanks so much for hosting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks Christina! Burlap is just too fun and cheap. LOL Thanks so much for hosting! :)

Paula Miller said...

Hi Kathy! I didn't realize there was red burlap! I'm in love!!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Seriously, a pool noodle? You clever girl! That is one cute candy cane!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What a festive and fun project. Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring it as part of my link party wrap up tomorrow!

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

This looks great!! Love the use of burlap. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime! Pinning this.

Kathy Moody said...

I love the red, and I bought the last they had!! I wanted more. LOL Thanks so much for the awesome party each week. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! It's amazing what you can create with. LOL Thanks for always hosting a great party!!

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much!! I am so thrilled and honored! I will see you at the party! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks you, Betsy and for pinning, too! Thanks for hosting each week! :)

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

Love the burlap! What a great wreath :) Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

Rachel - Adventures of a DIY Mom said...

LOVE this!! So cute! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Kathy I love this and how smart to use the pool noodle! Thanks so much for joining us at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Rachel! Thanks for the great party, too!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Peggy! Gotta love those pool noodles. LOL Thanks so much for hosting.

HUGS
Kathy

Full Circle Creations said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

I'm featuring you this week.

Holly
Full Circle Creations

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Oh wow, that is so cute! You did a great job on it. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Judy K said...

You really did a fantastic job. Very creative. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Meg said...

I love this so much Kathy. I'm featuring it on this weeks All Star Block Party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/11/all-star-block-party-26.html

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much!! I am so thrilled and honored. You made my day!! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Judy! I am so thrilled!! See you at the party! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks, Jessi and thanks so much for hosting!! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Holly!! I am so thrilled and honored. Thanks for the great party, too! See you there. :)

Sherry said...

How cute! Such a neat project! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Paula said...

This is amazingly adorable!! We'd love for you to link it up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/11/riverton-housewives-round-up-42.html

Nicole Estes said...

I love the red and white burlap. This is so cool! Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Sherry! Thanks for hosting the awesome party each week, too! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Paula! I would love to link up. I will see you there. Thanks for stopping by and for the invite. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Nicole! Thanks for the awesome party, too!

Hugs
Kathy

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Just lovely. I love the layers and texture. It would look fabulous on a front door! Great thinking to use the pool noodle. I've featured your project in tomorrow's A Crafty Soiree, please come by and see it. The post will be up at midnight EST. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Dixie n Dottie said...

This is so beautiful and creative! Thanks for linking up to our Countdown to Christmas link party! Have a great day! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for featuring my wreath! I am so excited and honored!! YAY! You made my day!! Thanks for the awesome party, too! :)

Kimberly @ A Night Owl said...

So fun! Featuring YOU at the Create & Inspire party tonight – can’t wait to see what you have to link up this week! xo, Kimberly

Mackenzie said...

What a cute wreath idea for Christmas! You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks again for sharing; we love having you join us each week! See you soon!
Mackenzie :)

Chelsea @ Making Home Base said...

I just saw your beautiful candy cane featured on Create & Inspire. GORGEOUS!!!

The Mandatory Mooch said...

Gorgeous, Kathy!! I would love for you to link this post to my Tasty Thursdays linky party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi
http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/12/tasty-thursdays-20.html

darla arnold said...

wow i just love the candy cane i love u blog i will be pining and share

Jane said...

Kathy,
I just found your blog and love it! I'll be sticking around!
Where did you buy the burlap for your candy cane wreath? Also, how wide is it? Thank you for all your help and information.

Jane

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