I love using candy canes as ornaments, but (let me show my neurotic side) I am not particularly fond of the colors they come in. Classic red and white is great and all, but what if I want candy cane colors to match my decor? And let’s not talk about how gross they get if you try to keep them longer than a year. Well, I am about to make all your candy cane dreams come true. I figured out how to make DIY colorful clay candy cane ornaments (say that 3 times fast!) that stay fresh year after year. And they can be made in any color palette! Just look how adorable they are!
Materials for DIY Colorful Clay Candy Cane Ornaments:
– FIMO polymer clay in white and the colors of your choice
– oven and baking sheet
Yep! That’s all you need to make these cuties!
Begin by rolling your white clay into a 1/3″ in diameter log. No need to be exact here, just roughly around 1/4″ – 1/2″ works fine.
Next, roll out your colored clay into very thin logs. Wrap the colored clay around the white clay to mimic the candy cane stripes. Repeat with all your colors.
Now roll the clay log with all the colors gently to press the colored clay into the white clay and fork your candy cane striping. At this time you may want to twist the clay log in the direction of the candy stripes to add more striping. Then roll again to smooth out the log. Next, bend the end of the log into the candy cane curve and use your blade to cut the end of the candy cane to the correct length.
Repeat to make all the colorful candy canes, then bake them at 275F for 15 minutes.
Once baked, they are cured and ready to hang on your tree branches or tie to a wrapped gift. Fun, right?!
For more clay ornament ideas, check out my marbled clay ornaments!