Make this DIY candy cane wreath from burlap in just minutes for your holiday decor. Christmas will just not be complete without this adorable candy cane. Hang it on your door or in your home for a cute addition to the holiday.
It doesn’t matter what season it is, I love a wreath that makes a statement! This simple DIY Candy Cane Wreath does just that! By now y’all know that I have a thing for burlap. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I chose to use burlap to give this project a fun farmhouse style spin. Don’t love the burlap? Try deco mesh instead!
Supplies needed to make a candy cane wreath:
- Candy cane metal wreath frame
- Red burlap ribbon (10 yards is plenty)
- White burlap ribbon (10 yards is plenty)
- Floral wire
How to make a Candy Cane Wreath
Make sure you have all of your supplies handy so you’re not searching for them in the middle of your project. I speak from experience. 🙂
You can start the candy cane wreath with either white or red. I chose to start with white.
Cut a length of floral wire and put it through the end of the burlap ribbon as shown below.
Then gather up the burlap and twist.
Secure the end to the candy cane wreath form. I started on the long end of the form.
Come up from the back side of the form and create a bubble in each of the three openings. The size of your bubbles are completely up to you, however, the larger bubbles will take more ribbon.
Once you have reached the opposite side, twist the ribbon several times on the back before coming up through the first hole again.
Now we want the stripes to go at an angle so we are NOT going to come up through that first hole again. For the second run of burlap ribbon, we are going to only go through the last two holes leaving the first hole empty.
Now we will need to go through that last hole again to create an angle. This will be so that there is one bubble in the first opening, two in the second, and three in the third. However, you don’t want to go through the third opening a second time without securing your burlap ribbon. Use another piece of floral wire to secure the ribbon before going through the opening with another bubble.
NOTE: This only has to be done for this first run and for the last!
Now we have a stripe of white! Leave the roll of ribbon attached and do not cut. Add the red ribbon with floral wire in the same manner as you did the white above.
This time, however, you are going to create three bubbles in each of the openings. Because we created an angle with the white, rows after that will be at an angle as well.
Continue by putting up a bubble of ribbon in each opening across the wreath form. Twist the ribbon several times, go up through the first opening again, and create your next row.
Repeat until you have a stripe of color that is three bubbles wide. Remember to not cut your ribbon after each row. When you are ready for the next color, just twist it a few times on the back of the wreath and take it up through your next opening.
You will continue to repeat this process for the entire candy cane wreath form.
NOTE: If you have to join two spools of ribbon, use a piece of floral wire to tie them together and then tie it to the wreath form.
When you get to the end of the wreath, cut your burlap ribbon and use floral wire to secure it to the wreath. The last stripe of color will also be at an angle and you will have to do it similar to your first stripe of color above.
Once all of your burlap bubbles are created, your wreath is ready to hang on your front door or anywhere around your home.
You will love this DIY candy cane wreath and pulling it out year after year. Order you burlap ribbon and get started on your own version today!
How do you make a candy cane wreath with ribbon?
You make candy cane wreaths using deco mesh or ribbon by following the same instructions above! The finished result will be similar, but will have completely different textures. It is fun to play around with different materials to create different looks!
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