Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ashley's Candy Cane Display

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

propped inside...


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!!!

Also....don't forget to stop by our Etsy shop ~ The Shanty Shoppe ~ where we have this new shanty along with many others available for purchase!!!!









 
 
 
 
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40 comments:

sissie said...

Very cute idea. Love how you painted the candy canes, I would have never thought of that.
Thanks for sharing your how to!

Hopeful Housewife said...

Love it!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That is darn cute... I would have never thought of painting candy canes... rustically cute!
Passing the Kreativ Blogger Award on to you! Check my blog for the image and rules

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Ashley,
Good job! Very creative display. Of course I love the twine. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Blessings,
Traci

~ RM said...

Great Holiday prop idea! Love it!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I absolutely love these! I'm having a love affair with candycanes this year. I can't seem to get enough of them. Last year it was snowflakes - this year, the canes. I sooo want these babies in my home!

KarenSue said...

I like this. I saw these people sticking a million of those candy canes along the edge of their grass today and I thought-that's going to be a pain when they cut the grass. I like your idea much better.

KirkKrew said...

Very cute! I'm ready for some time off so I can get crafting too! :)

Barbara Jean said...

very cool!!

thanks

barbara jean

Anne~fiona and twig said...

What a really super looking project! And I don't think you could've picked a better color for the board *swooning*...

Have a great Sunday!
Anne

{ L } said...

These rock!! Perfectly beautiful holiday decor.

Valerie said...

If I saw this in a store I would totally buy it! Thanks so much for sharing! This one is filed at thecraftersfilebox.com.

Tricia Anne said...

Everything you touch turns to gold! :o)
What a darling idea! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love this! Thank you for the tutorial.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Oh My, that is too cute !

Anne Marie said...

If you don't get your book deal or tv show soon.....then none of us have any hope at all!

lol

aj said...

How creative is THAT?!?!?! I have several of those big candy canes left over from eons ago (back when I wrapped them with homespun strips of fabric!) And they have just been sitting around waiting for me to come up with a NEW way to use them. Never, EVER would have thought to paint them WHITE!

I'm totally into the 'twine' look for spring so I've got lots of it. Even though our craft shows are over for the year, I'll have to do up my candy canes NOW, lest I forget the idea by next year.

Just one comment/sugestion: everything about the piece is very 'mutedand distressed looking' and the SHINEY bells look a tad out of place to me. Perhaps RUSTY bells (or just spray those with brown rust looking primer) would coordinate better with the look. OR some pine cones of walnuts . . . anything more along the color palette of the jute.

Do love all your ideas and read your blog regularly.

aj

http://trash2treasure.wordpress.com/

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I think it is just a difference of taste. Rusty bells would be cute if you are going for an extreme rustic look. This piece is for my house and my color theme for Christmas is blue, silver and white so this is perfect for me! I think the bells really make this piece and are just the right touch to keep it from looking too rustic!!! Again, just a difference in taste:)

Kammy said...

Super cute !
Kammy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! I am impressed, what a great idea and how charming it turned out! Lovin your blog too! Cindy

Julie said...

That is really cute, were the fence pieces relatively inexpensive at Home Depot? I really like how this is rustic looking, I think it would go great on my front porch!

ButterYum said...

Very, very cute!

:)
ButterYum

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

Love it,, as always. Gotta get me some of that glaze and paint. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sue @ Laundry for Six said...

I LOVE this!! I have to ask about the Smoke Glaze. Is this glaze with color already in it? I have never used glaze before, but I bought some RL glaze after reading about it here, but it's not smoke. I bought a dirty brownish color to use with it. Did I get the right thing?

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Clever girl! I love this idea, traditional yet not so glaringly bold!!!
I would just have to have it inside where i could enjoy it more often!
Dena

Lou Cinda said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!

Love it!

Lou Cinda :)

Lara Harris said...

AWESOME!!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Love, love, love it. I am going to have get to Wal-Mart and make some for myself.

Miss Obara said...

I do love this idea...mind if I copy?

Kristin said...

Absolutely adorable...I love candy canes!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It IS darn cute! I love it and I love how you added the rope to make it hangable. The color is great too. I wonder if you could adapt that base to be a sled {which was what I thought seeing it leaning against your house}.

Julia said...

You are talented - I love it. It feels very coastal.

Vivian said...

That is a great project and a great look. I will be making me some of them soon.

TidyMom said...

Too cute! I love it!

~TidyMom

Jenny said...

those are awesome!! very decorative for the season :D im not a crafty person so something like that would never work out for me, but they came out great. good job!

The Ties that Bind Us said...

I love this! I'm posting about frugal hand made gift-giving this year on my blog. Stop on by http://www.2008jessetree.blogspot.com

Cristin said...

Very cute idea!!!

xo,
cristin

Mama Holli said...

WoW! Aren't you the crafty mama! I am so happy I found your blog!! I am coming back for more!!
Love Love Love the candy canes!!! Did I say love!
Oh Yes!
Thanks for sharing!
Mama Holli

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Sweet project! But that background board treatment says it all doesn't it? Love this!

Thanks for linking up!

FJ Donna

Jamie said...

So pretty! I love the colors blue, white, and brown together!

 
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