Paper Strip Candy Cane Ornament and Gift Topper

Paper Strip Candy Cane Ornament and Gift Topper
Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? Ours was a busy one. We were blessed to have my parents come into town for a quick visit. Even though the visit was short, we packed in some pre-Christmas fun. Later, I got to work making some of these Paper Strip Candy Cane Ornaments and Gift Toppers to attach to the presents we shopped for.

My mom, daughter and I did some shopping for the men in our life on Saturday morning (sloshing through the cold rain)...

then we met up with dad and my son for lunch at In and Out Burger. Poor hubby was working hard while we played.
After the rain stopped, Nana and Papa were on the road back home. I started working on wrapping gifts.
My sweet girl has been begging me to put some gifts under the tree, but I've been dragging my heels, partially because I didn't want to hear the whining every day about how much longer they needed to wait to open gifts. Well, she got her wish...most of the gifts are under the tree now.
Paper Strip Candy Cane Ornament and Gift Topper
Speaking of wrapping gifts, I put a few of these fun Paper Strip Candy Cane Ornament/Gift Toppers on the presents. They were fairly easy to make and add a fun touch of whimsy to the gifts.
Paper Strip Candy Cane Ornament and Gift Topper
Here's what you need to make them: 1/2 inch by 12 inch strips of card stock in red and white, glue, skewer, baker's twine or cording.
Paper Strip Candy Cane Ornament and Gift Topper
To make these paper spirals, simply take a strip of paper and begin tightly wrapping around a skewer until the paper is completely wound up. Remove from skewer and allow to open up a little. Add a dab of glue to the end, press and hold for a couple of minutes until it is secure. (you could use hot glue for this also). Continue twirling strips of paper until you have 5 white and 4 red spirals.
Paper Strip Candy Cane Ornament and Gift Topper
Glue the spirals together in a candy cane shape and allow to dry completely. Add a small length of cording for a hanger. That's it! I had all of these supplies on hand, so my only expense was a little bit of time. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Are you ready for the big day? I would say 98% of the shopping and wrapping is done over here. However, I have no idea what we are having to eat on the Christmas. Monkey Bread has been requested for breakfast, but I'm not sure what the rest of the day will hold. It's just our small family, should I stick with traditional Christmas fare? What are you having?

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6 comments:

  1. We enjoyed our visit with y'all...good times..sweet memories! Love your candy cane gift topper...so cute!

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  2. Nici, I love it! So cute and a great idea! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  3. I love the pictures and the paper strip candy cane! What a great idea!

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  4. What a fun candy cane! Would make a great door decoration done in vinyl (if that's possible)! Just dreaming!

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  5. too cute!! You all look like you are having fun :)

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  6. What a cute idea! Pinning for next year to attach to coworkers' gifts.

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