Woo hoo!!! I am super excited about this cute little project. Thanks Brandy for the inspiration. I also pinned a tutorial here on Pinterest. They both used real candy canes, cute but only useful for 1 season (and you can't even eat them in the end) *gasp*. Mine solve both of those dilemmas.
All of these little place card holders were made with $3.00 of supplies from Dollar tree. Yahoo! The plastic candy canes were part of a garland, and when I was looking at them I just knew they would pop off of the little bead garland string easily. I was right. The poinsettias were from a spray of silk flowers I just pulled off the flowers and tossed the plastic parts.
Here is a close up, detail shot showing the little cutey holding a tag cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. You can see I doubled up the poinsettia flowers, then I ran 1/4 inch ribbon throught the hole and looped it around the back of the canes, tying it tight from the front. So now I can even change out the embellishments from year to year if I like.
The finished candy cane place card holders are about 4 inches tall. I believe they will be adorable on my Christmas dining table.
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