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Christmas Craft: Cloth Candy Canes

Cloth Candy Canes

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

Fashioned from colorful fabrics, this sweet Christmas icon will last season after season.


  • 3 strips of cotton fabric (we recommend using different colors and/or prints), 3 by 12 inches
  • Waxed paper
  • White glue
  • Small paintbrush
  • 3 pipe cleaners
  • Wire cutters (optional)


Cloth Candy Canes step 1

One at a time, lay each fabric strip, printed side down, on a waxed paper-covered surface and use a paintbrush to coat it with a thin layer of glue. Place a pipe cleaner along one long edge.

Cloth Candy Canes - Step 2

Roll the fabric around it as tightly as possible. Smooth down the outer edge.

Cloth Candy Canes - Step 3

Pinch together the tops of the 3 wrapped pipe cleaners. Tightly twist them into a spiral and bend the top into a candy cane shape.

Set the cane in a short drinking glass to dry (it can take several hours, depending on the humidity). Then neaten the ends by trimming them with wire cutters, if needed.