Candy Cane Craft -Wreath tutorial {CCC}


Hello all you Crazy Christmas Crafters!  I’m Heather from WhipperBerry and I am thrilled to come and hang out with you guys today and share this candy cane craft. I LOVE the Holidays and I especially love all of the fun Christmas crafting that can be had this time of year,  It was so fun to bust out the red and white the other day to work on this fun Candy Cane Wreath…

A few weeks ago Shelley from House of Smiths invited me over to her place to share a fun Halloween wreath that I had created that I aptly named The Candy Corn Wreath.  While I was working on that post I thought it would also be a GREAT candy cane wreath for Christmas too, and… it would be perfect for Jamielyn’s Crazy Christmas Crafters!! It is soooo easy to make, anyone can do it.  Plus it really makes a statement. 


{ Candy Cane Craft }

Here is what you will need…

~ One foam wreath form {mine is about 13 inches across}

~1/2 yard of muslin

~ 3/4 yard of red canvas fabric

~3/4 yard of white canvas fabric

~ 250 straight pins 

~ Black ribbon

To begin, tear your muslin into long 4 inch wide strips and then wrap your foam wreath form…

Secure the muslin to the foam form with straight pins.  Next, you need to cut your canvas into ROUGHLY 4×4 inch squares.  Don’t worry about exact measurements pretty close works perfect for this project. 

Once you have your squares cut, start with  the red and  take one square and fold in half and then fold in half again.  Take a straight pin and pin it to the wreath form like this…

Continue to fill in a row of red, working them close together to give it a nice full effect.  Wimpy wreaths look sad, so don’t be stingy!! Alternate one row of red followed by two rows of  white until the entire wreath is filled in. Tie your black ribbon into a bow and affix the bow to the wreath with a couple of pins.  Voila, you’re finished!!

Isn’t it fun?  I LOVE this wreath and I especially love working with canvas fabric it really stands up to whatever you ask it to do. Here are some more fun Christmas ideas from WhipperBerry…


How to make your own Homemade Vanilla with a tutorial on how to bottle it for a fun neighbor gift. Another great project for those cold winter days, Ribbon Trees. These are super fun.  Here is another fantastic neighbor gift… Hot Chocolate on a Stick.  I promise, you will be the talk of the neighborhood!!

I hope you swing on by WhipperBerry and say hello.  I LOVE getting to meet all of you and hearing about all of your crafting fun!!

more by Jamielyn »

Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

Stay up to Date

Subscribe to get new post updates via email.

Join in! Leave a comment!


  1. Samantha posted on November 2, 2011 at 9:45 am (#

    How cute! I need a good wreath… This one may be it!

    • Heather {WhipperBerry} posted on November 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm (#

      Samantha… give it a go and let me know what you think!

  2. Annette A. posted on November 2, 2011 at 8:33 am (#

    wow I think I am going to try this… I need a good wreath.. Thanks for sharing..

    • Heather {WhipperBerry} posted on November 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm (#

      This one is perfect Annette! Thanks for your sweet comment!

  3. Carol posted on November 2, 2011 at 9:26 am (#

    I just love this and it has so many possibilities for Christmas colors and year round!

    • Heather {WhipperBerry} posted on November 5, 2011 at 6:09 pm (#

      For sure Carol! I already have the Candy Corn wreath for Halloween and I can’t wait to make one for every season!

  4. Jessica Busby posted on November 2, 2011 at 9:35 am (#

    That’s really cute! I love how full it is!!!! I would use a green ribbon instead of black.

    • Heather {WhipperBerry} posted on November 5, 2011 at 6:09 pm (#

      Thanks Jessica! I am really weird about wimpy wreaths… they look so sad to me. I guess it’s a lot like a chubby baby, the chubbier the better!

      • Jessica Busby posted on November 7, 2011 at 1:25 am (#

        I know what you mean. I feel the same way except I make mine heavy on one side. :D

  5. Emily posted on November 2, 2011 at 10:21 am (#

    What a beautiful wreath!

  6. Daneilia posted on November 2, 2011 at 11:04 am (#

    Seriously adorable! Definitely my fave holiday, always brings nice colors to the table.

    • Heather {WhipperBerry} posted on November 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm (#

      YES, I LOVE the Holiday colors! Thanks so much Daneillia!

  7. Heather posted on November 2, 2011 at 11:46 am (#

    I definitely want to make one of these! Thanks for the post!

  8. Renee posted on November 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm (#

    Thanks! I want to make this for my front door. I pinned it on pinterest!

    • Heather {WhipperBerry} posted on November 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm (#

      Oh Renee, thanks for the Pin LOVE! You should make it. It’s so easy!!

  9. Amanda posted on November 2, 2011 at 8:16 pm (#

    This is very pretty! TFS!

  10. Whitney W posted on November 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm (#

    Oh I love it! I am going to have to make this for my front door!

  11. Brittnee posted on November 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm (#

    This looks so neat! I would probably keep this wreath inside though because I want to be able to look at it!

  12. Marie-louise posted on November 23, 2011 at 11:29 pm (#

    Hi from France, I try this wreath for xmas

  13. Jill posted on November 26, 2011 at 11:45 pm (#

    I made this wreath today and love the way it came out. Thank you for the great tutorial. Here is a link to a pic of how mine came out! You rock! Love your blog. :)

  14. michelle p. posted on November 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm (#

    Man I must have really stuffed mine because I ran out of fabric about half way through. :( It looks great though, can’t wait to go back to the fabric store and get some more fabric.

  15. Kateigh posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm (#

    I am hosting a ladies night out with each of us creating this wreath! We are all looking so forward to great company and a beautiful project. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. amanda fenwick posted on December 7, 2011 at 8:50 am (#

    Love your site very creative !!!!! So excited to make some of these projects.

  17. Sharon posted on December 12, 2011 at 10:36 am (#

    Very cute, and a fun technique! I’m a big fan of red & white at Christmas. I just posted a link to this on our StyroCraft Facebook page. Thank you for the tute! Sharon

  18. Rachel posted on August 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm (#

    3/4 a yard is definitely not enough fabric to complete this wreath. I ran out before I even finished half of it!! But what I have is pretty so far!

  19. Melissa posted on September 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm (#

    Love your wreath and the beautiful black satin bow.

  20. MaryAnn posted on November 19, 2013 at 10:06 pm (#

    Do the squares go all the way around the wreath or just on the “front”?

    • Jamielyn posted on November 20, 2013 at 11:57 am (#

      My guess would be just around the front or else the wreath wouldn’t lay flat against the door! :)

  21. Linda Garner posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:13 am (#

    What am I doing wrong?
    I fold the  squares  in half then half again,but it doesn’t look like the picture.HELP!!!!!

  22. Sandy Werkheiser posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:44 am (#

    Love the ideals that you are doing ! Thank you for sharing 

  23. Ginger Chaffin-Beck posted on October 26, 2014 at 11:43 am (#

    Did candy cane wreath last year! Had fun doing it and Love it!

  24. Charisse posted on November 12, 2014 at 11:10 am (#

    May I ask where the best place to get canvas fabric is? The ones you used look really fine-r than the ones in the store?

  25. Barbara Nicosia posted on July 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm (#

    Love the wreath definetly will make for me and family members for our front doors, will even include my favorite neighbors.   Nice thing it is affordable for me to make and I don’t have to sew anything just pin it.  Have sewing machine but in move pedal got lost, may find it one of these days  sure miss it.  Thanks for the idea and instructions.

  26. Barbara Tomlinson posted on October 31, 2015 at 7:40 pm (#

    I have also used different sized foam candy canes & if you lay the wreath flat & put a large candle in the middle you will have a beautiful centrepiece!