For our Christmas party some years ago, I bought several Christmasy flower arrangements, carefully arranged them in vases, and placed them around the house. Classy, perhaps, but completely unimaginative. I’m pretty sure no one even noticed them. Not exactly money well spent.
So this year I decided to get a little more creative (and thrifty) with my flower arrangement, with the idea to create something similar to this:
This DIY candy cane vase will make the perfect centerpiece at your holiday dinner table.
(image courtesy of MarthaStewart.com)
Looking for the perfect holiday centerpiece? This easy DIY candy cane vase is a budget-friendly project that will be the star of your holiday table!

Here is what you need:
Approximately 28 Candy Canes
hot glue gun
1 empty and clean 15oz can

Looking for the perfect holiday centerpiece? This easy DIY candy cane vase is a budget-friendly project that will be the star of your holiday table!

Step 1: Hot glue the candy canes around the can.

Looking for the perfect holiday centerpiece? This easy DIY candy cane vase is a budget-friendly project that will be the star of your holiday table!

Step 2: Continue to glue candy canes around the can until completely covered.

Looking for the perfect holiday centerpiece? This easy DIY candy cane vase is a budget-friendly project that will be the star of your holiday table!

Step 3: The wrappers hung down over the bottom, so I glued those down and then cut a circle of scrapbook paper & glued that over the wrappers.

Looking for the perfect holiday centerpiece? This easy DIY candy cane vase is a budget-friendly project that will be the star of your holiday table!

Step 4: I found a matching piece of scrap ribbon to tie around the candy canes & glued it in place.

Looking for the perfect holiday centerpiece? This easy DIY candy cane vase is a budget-friendly project that will be the star of your holiday table!

Step 5: I glued a matching bow on the front of the ribbon.

Looking for the perfect holiday centerpiece? This easy DIY candy cane vase is a budget-friendly project that will be the star of your holiday table!

Step 6: I then found a bunch of artificial poinsettias in a box of unused Christmas decorations & used a wire cutter to cut them down to size. Cute, isn’t it? Hopefully someone notices it this year. (If not, my total cost for the project was less than $2)

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Looking for the perfect holiday centerpiece? This easy DIY candy cane vase is a budget-friendly project that will be the star of your holiday table!

 

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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