Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Animal Candy Cane Holders

It's Tuesday, so it's time for the Holiday Show & Share with the American Homemaker. Visit Angie and the other participants for great recipes, traditions, decorating ideas, all things holiday!
The Santa candy cane holders were such a big hit, I thought I'd share the horse and the mouse that so many people mentioned. There are patterns for both at the bottom of this post. Just like with the felt Santa, be sure to use a thick craft glue, not regular white school glue.The mouse is super quick and easy. Cut a large tear drop shape and an ellipse for the ears. Pop on the google eyes embroidery floss whiskers, pom pom nose, and make a few cuts for the ears and candy cane to go through, and it's done! I've seen people embellish the body with a child's initial or some glittery swirly design.The horse is a little more difficult, at least for me, because it is glued at angles and I always have trouble lining things up. He is double-sided, with an eye and an ear on both front and back. The mane is made by cutting angled slits in the felt. The eyes are a circle of felt with a sequin in them, or a google eye. I've also seen this made with fancy gold stitching around the shape of the head instead of glue.

Let me know if you try any of these or modify the designs. I love to get new ideas!


Jill said...

I love the mouse that would be a great ornament for us to do this year and hang on the tree. Keep the ideas coming our craft family night is in about two weeks. LOL!

Jill said...

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TattooedMinivanMom said...

Awwww...cute Xmas crafts.

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Ma'dame French said...

You have some of the neatest things! I wish I had the drive to do these things but I find myself wanting to do other things instead like decorating;) French

squawmama said...

Wow those are some great ideas Elizabeth... Looks like a great project for the kids to do... I am copying it down and giving it to my girls... Thanks have a great day...


Smilingsal said...

Oooo, when I opened your post, I squealed. I have mice exactly like these, except mine don't have whiskers. I bought them one year from a neighbor's child who was selling door-to-door, and I have put them on the tree every year (with fresh candy, of course!).

Angie said...

I remember having horses like those on my Christmas tree growing up :)

mannequin said...

I like the mouse the best and luckily, he's the easiest!
Big thanks Elizabeth!

Oh2122 said...

I've never seen a horse! Nifty!

Shelia said...

Hi Elizabeth!! These are so very cute!! If I only had a little more time!! ;) Now don't be jealous!! I'll save you a turkey leg!! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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CC said...

You and I posted the same little mouses today.. I think they're so cute and have made so many of them. Have a lovely week and a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lisa said...

I love the fabric rats.

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