Thursday, 13 December 2012

For four years now, I have made candy cane reindeer to hand out. They always  bring a smile as these reindeer are so cute!  With white glue I first glue the noses on 32 candy canes (in their cellophane wrapper) and let them dry.  Then comes the googly eyes.  Next day or so I twist on the pipe cleaner for antlers and bend them whichever way I'd like to look like the antlers on a real reindeer, even though I've never seen one live!   The candy canes were difficult to find this year, with Walmart only carrying flavoured canes like coffee, cherry, and butterscotch (I think), but no peppermint.   So I had to search in the city and finally found them at one Shoppers Drug Mart.  Well, now on to the others.  :)HappyDayeveryone!                                                                                                                                             

14 comments:

  1. These bring back memories - one of those timeless crafts that is fun to make, to give, and to receive.

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  2. wow..that is too cute Anne, can i copy this idea, my neighbor hood kids will be happy to get reindeer candy canes..

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    1. Thanks Nima! No problem to make these. I purchased all the items - noses, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners at the dollar store, so hope you may find them at a good price too! Have fun! :)

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  3. awwww so cute !
    very good idea and I understand why it's a pleasure to receive one =)
    here candy canes (and gingerbread men) are not very famous =(
    what a pity
    big hugs
    xxx

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    1. Thanks Valma! Isn't it interesting how different traditions can be around the world!? It is so great to see them via the internet now!! :)

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  4. Hope you have a white Christmas, Richard from My Old Historic House Blog

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    1. Thanks Richard! Hope you have a beautiful white Christmas too! :)

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  5. My kids used to make those and bring them home from school--thanks for bringing back those memories, Anne :)

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    1. How nice Carol! That's what I am going for, waking up the child! :) Merry Christmas! :)

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  6. Lovely candy cane, so Christmassy!!! It can only put a smile on people's face ☺

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    1. Thanks Mii!! They usually do, and I hope they made you smile!! :) Merry Christmas! :)

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  7. How cute are they! I don't see how anyone couldn't smile when they get one.

    Looks like something I should put on my to-do list for next year! Thanks for the idea

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    1. Thanks Faith! They are quite easy to make and so quick too, just waiting for glue to dry is all. Merry Christmas! :)

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