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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ash Wants to know ~ Whatca Working On Wednesday? ~ Easy Candy Cane Twisting!!!

You might think that after all my sewing and stuffing the last three weeks that I would be doing NOTHING!!! But there is another show on Saturday so I just have to try to get a few more goodies done so I have a nice table full again, I have about a dozen gingers and some Large Candy Canes, and my Assistant, aka: Ashley is helping me make these quick and easy Chenille candy canes, my sister, Toni, gave us this tip on how to twist them together in a snap making the whole process go so much faster... see our demo pictures below!!!

Whatca Working On!!!

Take two pipe cleaners like this!!!

Put one end into a power drill, Don't worry, MOM was right here!!!

Hold the other end with some pliers, you can use your fingers but if you do a lot of them your fingers get sore!! Now for the drilling part, just "drill" slowly, holding the other end tight until you get the twists you like!!

They will look like this, you may have to hand twist the ends where they were in the drill and pliers, now bend into the Candy Cane shape you like!!

Almost done!!! Sprinkle them with some fine glass glitter, and they are done or add some pips and a pretty bow and tie three together!! So cute and done in no time!!!

I did tea stain mine for a great prim touch!!! I also sprayed them with Candy Cane Spray!! Yummy!! Enjoy!! Great for your tree or add a special touch to your gifts!!!


Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Now THAT is a GREAT idea!

I just recently spent 2 hours twisting and cutting to make smaller ones, but if I had known this, it would have cut my time in half!

Thanks for posting!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love them and your little helper is so cute!

Have a great sale Saturday/\.

The Olde Prim House said...

Thanks Ashley and Joleen!
Huggles, Britt

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

What an adorable little helper you have there! Thanks for the tips! I hope to make some to add to mt wrapped gifts.
Have a great day!

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Great idea... love the little elf you have working for you ..
any more nifty ideas up your sleeve..

Terry said...

Now that's a wonderful tip, and your lil helper is adorable!
Hope you do as good at this show as you did at last weeks.

Janene said...

Good Morning!
I just found your blog through Terry's (Cider Moon Cottage).
I just wanted to drop you a line to say that I really enjoy your posts. Love those candy canes!!
Good Luck with your show on Saturday.
I will be back to check your future posts. You are officially on my blog roll!


Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the first picture of her with those big, blue eyes:)
What a neat project for the both of you to do together:)

Farmchick said...

WOW!!! Thanks for the great tip...everything you make looks so wonderful!!!

I am busy getting ready for a show next weekend--still wayyyy behind and I should be working on stuff but I just want to relax and check in on my favorite bloggers!!!

Was it your blog that I read how to rust bells ect?? I cannot find rusty bells here and I don't have time to order them.

Stop in and visit soon....


Samantha said...

That is a great tip. This time of year sure is busy busy busy isn't it?

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

You have the sweetest little helper there!! Great idea on twisting too!!

Nancy Malay said...
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Nancy Malay said...

Thi is a very neat tip for making candy canes!!

And, your helper is so cute!!


Back in the Day said...

What a great idea! I just hand twisted mine! Which I would have seen this earlier! Darn it!
Thanks for sharing!

Jenny Carter said...

wow, look at that. Great idea with the drill. I may have to try it some day!