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Primitive Candy Cane Bowl Fillers

Primitive candy cane bowl fillers are easy to make. They even look great hanging on the tree! Keep reading for the step-by-step tutorial.

Primitive Candy Cane Bowl Fillers

My theme this year for Christmas is handmade with the primitive look.

So far I’ve made wood bead snowmen ornaments and rustic snowflake ornaments.

And today I’m going to show you how to make primitive candy cane bowl fillers. Or in my case, truck fillers!

primitive candy cane bowl fillers

Primitive candy cane bowl fillers don’t have to be limited to just bowls. They also look great hanging on the tree or on cabinet doors. Or you can place them on gifts!

The possibilities are endless with these easy to make candy canes.

How to Make Primitive Candy Cane Bowl Fillers

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What you need:

  • Plastic candy cane ornaments (I got mine from Dollar Tree. There are 6 in a pack for $1, making them about 17 cents apiece.)
  • Fabric scraps
  • Embellishments, such as ribbon, jute, buttons, etc.
  • Hot glue

Step 1

Cut a long strip of fabric, long enough to wrap around the candy cane ornament.

I started at the end of the candy cane opposite from where the curve is to make it easier to wrap.

Put a dot of hot glue on the tip of the candy cane and wrap the fabric strip over it, covering the end.

Step 2

Then start wrapping the fabric all the way around the candy cane until you get to the other end. Add another dot of glue to that end and wrap the fabric over just like you did in the beginning.

Make two of these.

step 2

Step 3

Next, lay one of the candy canes on top of the other one and hot glue them together.

step 3

Step 4

Finally, add the embellishments.

For my primitive candy cane bowl fillers, I tied a piece of jute and a different color fabric scrap around the middle of them. I topped them off with a primitive-looking button.

step 4

For my second one, I wrapped two candy cane ornaments with muslin, then wrapped another piece of red homespun fabric over the muslin.

Finally, I tied jute around the candy canes into a bow and added a button to the center of the bow.

Primitive Candy Cane Bowl Fillers

Primitive candy cane bowl fillers are so easy to make and quick, too! The part that takes the longest is cutting the fabric. But it’s so worth it because they are so pretty!

Candy Canes

I plan to make more with green homespun fabric so I can hang sit them all around my home for Christmas.

Candy Canes

This year I’ve just loved everything homemade, especially when it comes to Christmas. Homemade ornaments just mean so much more than store-bought.

Do you have a favorite handmade Christmas ornament?

Have you ever made fabric-wrapped candy canes? Will you be making these primitive candy cane bowl fillers this year?

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Primitive Candy Cane Bowl Fillers

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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. Love the candy cane ornaments. I have seen larger candy canes which this would work great on them as well.

    1. Thank you! I’ve seen those, too. I wanted to make some but our Dollar Tree was out of the big ones of course.

  2. This is such a lovely idea! I always love the crafts you share! Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  3. Love those candy canes! And that truck is right up my alley. I collect them!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Michelle!

    1. Thank you so much!! That truck is actually mine from when I was little. My grandparents kept it then gave it to my mom and she finally gave it back to me a few years ago. πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

      1. That’s a treasure! How fun for you!

  4. Love these candy canes, I’m going to ask my granddaughter if she wants to do it with me πŸ™‚ xoxo

    1. Thank you!! That would be a great idea. She would enjoy making these I’m sure. πŸ™‚

  5. I want to ask you … where you store your products. You’ve been doing this for a long time and there are really a lot of them. You have a warehouse for them?

    1. Most of my stuff I leave out and seasonal stuff I have organized in totes. A lot of projects I take apart and reuse for something else later. πŸ™‚

  6. Another good one, Michelle. And Blessings to you on Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. I love the simplicity of this craft. 😊

    1. Thank you so much!!

  8. Super cute!

    1. Thank you!!

  9. aimsysantics says:

    These look great and I love how simple they are to make. What a perfect way of using up old scraps of material, and make them to suit your decor.
    Thanks for sharing…I have pinned this to have a go at later!
    Aimsy xoxo

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you get to make them soon. πŸ™‚

  10. Simple but looks great❀

    1. Thank you!

  11. cdloken says:

    You had me at that sweet truck, Michelle! Then you added in those adorable candy canes and I’m in LOVE! This is such a wonderful way to use up scrap fabric I have in my stash and those buttons are the perfect addition! Thank you so much for sharing! Pinning!

    1. Thank you so much!! I hope you get to make some soon. They’re fun to put together. πŸ™‚ Thanks for pinning!

  12. Love the look. Nice theme for this year. How did you come to pick it?

    1. Thank you! This year I’m doing handmade Christmas decorations and things that remind me of my childhood. πŸ™‚

      1. Support. Handmade is super nice.

  13. I love how simple and old fashioned these look.

    1. Thank you!! My Christmas theme this year is handmade and decorations that remind me of my childhood. I think they’re calling it “vintage” now. Haha!

  14. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate you today! πŸ’–πŸ’–

    1. Thank you so much! That made me smile! πŸ™‚

  15. Your candy cane filllers looks so cute – they would ceraintly help a home cozy for the holidays

    1. Thank you so much!

  16. OMG! How cute!!

    1. Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you!

  17. I love the truck. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! It’s actually my truck from when I was little. I played with it outside all the time. πŸ™‚

  18. Super cute! You’re so creative!!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  19. I love rustic decorations like this. It’s good you used plastic for a base, as a real candy cane can get pretty funky over several years of storage between holidays.

  20. This is so cute! Boy, Michelle, you really have a gift!

  21. These are adorable! Never did find the candy canes in the stores.

    1. Thank you! Our Dollar Tree had a ton last year. Maybe next year. πŸ˜€

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