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Christmas Decorations: Candy Stick Vase

Candy Stick Vase

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

This simple craft makes a colorful centerpiece for your holiday table or an easy gift your child can create for someone special on her list.


  • Aluminum can
  • Candy
  • Double-sided foam mounting tape
  • Ribbon
  • Plastic cup


To make one, first snugly wrap 3 or 4 rings of double-sided foam mounting tape around a clean, dry, and labelless aluminum can (ours was 15 ounces).

Peel off the tape's protective covering to expose its second sticky side.

One at a time, attach colorful individually wrapped candy sticks (available at candy shops; we used 26) to the tape, setting them as close together as possible and pressing them firmly in place.

For a festive finish, tie a ribbon around the container. To use the vase for fresh flowers or plants, set a plastic cup inside the can as a liner before adding water.