These quick and easy ornaments are easily crafted with a few supplies and some candy canes. Why not have some fun crafting with your kids today? And be sure to visit Crystal Clear soon—because there is more to come!
Stick Horse candy cane ornament
You will need:
Sparkle foam (not sticky backed) available at craft stores or online
Tacky craft glue (I used Aleene’s quick grab)
Scraps of gold braid or ribbon, rhinestone
1. Trace the horse head pattern and cut out two from sparkle foam. Hint: It’s easy to trace the pattern on a piece of scrap cardboard from a cereal box and use it for tracing on the foam. Make sure when you are cutting the pieces that you turn over the second pattern piece so that you have two pieces that line up together with the sparkle facing to the outside.
2. Cut a 6-inch piece of thin ribbon or cord, form into a loop and glue to the top of the inside (non-sparkle side) of one horse head.
3. Working on the same piece draw a thin line of glue around the entire inside edge leaving the bottom edge un-glued. Attach the other head and secure with a clothespin till dry. Make sure that both sides of the head are sparkle side facing out. Trim any uneven edges.
4. Decorate the horse. Cut a piece of gold braid or ribbon 1 inch and another 2 and ¾ inches. Glue the short piece across the muzzle and the longer piece across the head up the neck. See photo for placement. Glue a rhinestone where the two pieces meet. Glue on a wiggle eye. Let all glue dry completely.
5. When placing the candy cane in the horse head, insert the crook of the cane in a horizontal position placing your finger in the head guide the cane to gradually straighten so as not to break the cane.