MANY thanks to ANGIE for her pictures and directions!
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You will need the following materials to make one Candy Cane:
Plastic PVC Yard Candy Cane (found cheapest at Walmart or Dollar Stores)
1/4 yard Tea Stained Muslin
Red or Green Homespun
If your plastic candy canes red/green stripes are taped on (and not painted on) peel the tape off the white plastic candy cane. This will keep the red from showing through your muslin. If the stripes are painted or printed on, obviously disregard this step.
Tear your tea stained muslin into 1.5″ wide strips. You should tear enough to make a 70″ long strip. ( I used two 35″ strips) Starting at the top of the candy cane, add a drop or two of glue on the tip of the candy cane and wrap the muslin around the tip and work your way down to the bottom, being sure to overlap your layers so that the white plastic doesnt show through.
Tear your homespun into 1″ wide strips. You should tear enough to make a 35″ to 40″ long strip) Again, starting at the top, add a drop or two of hot glue and begin wrapping the homespun around, this time wrapping it further apart to create the stripe. Secure your homespun to the bottom of the candy cane with hot glue.
You can group several of these together and decorate however you like! Here are some additional embellishment ideas: