Posted by Holly on Monday, December 14, 2015
Years ago I saw wood candy canes hanging from our neighbor's Christmas tree. I just loved the way they looked and thought, "I can make some of those!"
To begin, I rummaged through the scrap wood bin and cut out the candy cane shape using a scroll saw.
To give the candy canes a rustic look, I used the belt sander to make the edges jagged. This was a quick process because I didn't want a uniform look on every candy cane.
Next, I painted them with white acrylic craft paint.
For drying, I strung them up with a piece of wire.
Using acrylic red paint, I painted stripes.
Using a rough sand paper, I quickly rubbed each candy cane to give them a worn look.
Finished! If you want a more aged look, dry rub the candy cane with a dark stain.