Dollar Store Candy Cane Wreath

Today I am linking up with some fellow bloggers for a Dollar Store craft challenge.  I don't often participate in these challenges since I try to stay away from our local Dollar Stores; I find they can be quite dangerous for me!  I knew this was the perfect time to find some inexpensive holiday decorations though and I just LOVE how my wreath turned out! 



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I bought the candy cane wreath base and a few rolls of mesh (not knowing how many I'd need I bought waaay to many; I only ended up using one white roll and one red roll.


Using some chenille stems I already had on hand I attached the mesh to the wreath base trying to alternate the white and red to simulate candy cane stripes.


Then I untangled my lights, put batteries in them.. and discovered that they were BLUE!  While I thought they were cute I really did not like the blue lights mixed in with the white and red.


Luckily I found a small set of snowflake LED lights I must have picked up late last winter in my stash of Christmas stuff and when I put batteries in they were white!


I wrapped the lights in and around the wreath using the same chenille stems to hold them in place.


I then cut the ribbon I had bought at the Dollar Store and three others from my ribbon stash into 7" lengths. I cut a small v out of the wide ribbons and left the skinny ribbons "as is."


Layering all 4 ribbons together in various stacks (making sure to mix up which order I placed them in) I attached one set of ribbons to each of the chenille stems.



When I had an arrangement I liked I trimmed all the chenille stems off and made sure I couldn't see the wire wreath base anywhere.








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Comments

  1. This candy cane wreath is so cool! I love how you layered different ribbons together for a nice full look! And the best part, it does not look like it's made out of items from the dollar store! Great job!

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    1. Thank you! I love when Dollar store crafts don't look like they came from Dollar Store items.

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  2. This is wonderful, so creative and loving all the details you put into this! I know what you mean about staying away from the dollar tree! Everything is just $1 which makes it dangerous because of all the goodies they have!
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    1. Thank you! I find the Dollar spot at Target and store like the Christmas Tree shops to be just as dangerous. I can not pass up a bargain... even if it's not something I needed or wanted before I saw it.

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  3. Such a pretty wreath! What a lucky find on that candy cane wreath form! I'm going to have to go back to my dollar store to see if they have any!

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    1. I could not believe it when I was the wreath form; I'm just wishing I had bought at least one more. I think it would have made a great gift idea!

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  4. This is so cute! I got one of these wire candy canes last year but I never used it. I'm going to have to dig it out now. Pinned!

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  5. I love your candy cane wreath, Joanne. The ribbon layers add to its fullness. I like the way you made a set out of each of the different ribbons.

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    1. Thanks! I felt like the ribbons gave it more texture and interest too.

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  6. Oh my gosh, it’s cute as a button. Great job!

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  7. How lovely, the ribbons are a great extra touch. Without them it was nice, with them it's really classy!

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  8. I love this wreath! I've had one of those candy cane shaped wreath forms in my craft supply stash for years. I need to make a gorgeous wreath like yours. Pinning for inspiration!

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad you found some inspiration from my wreath and thanks so much for the pin.

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  9. This is absolutely adorable! I totally pinned it :)

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  10. This is absolutely precious! Love that you can create something for just a few dollars!

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  11. I love it, especially with the added lights! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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    1. Thanks! I just love a brightly lit wreath (especially for winter when it gets dark so early!).

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  12. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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  13. What a lovely idea. This is so pretty :) Thanks for joining us at The Weekly link-up. Hope you can join us tomorrow.

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