Yarn Candy Canes

Candy canes wrapped in yarn – my new favorite project.

To make these I just tied yarn to end of candy cane – leaving about 2 inches of yarn hanging out. I wrapped yarn around candy cane going up and then back down again and tied the ends together to secure and trimmed excess yarn close to the knot. To cover the ends of the candy cane, I wrapped the yarn down over the tip and then around the sides to hold in place.

So now you have over a dozen yarn wrapped candy canes – what to do with them? Here are a few suggestions…

I secured a few white yarn canes to an artificial garland and wrapped it around a mirror.

To hold canes in place, I just tied them onto garland with the same color yarn.

Hang them on the tree or secure to an evergreen wreath.

Add to a package or place one on each plate for a special holiday dinner.

Display them in a vase.


  1. Faith Elliott  November 10, 2011

    I am very impressed that you got your ends covered. I did not have any luck with that part, and decided not to worry about it. Thanks for sharing this fun tutorial.

    • camilla  November 10, 2011

      Hi Faith – to wrap the ends I just wrapped the yarn over the bottom, held the yarn in place on the sides and then secured it by wrapping around the circumference. Sounds like a lot – I know – so much easier to show someone than to write it out. You could always use glue to hold the yarn in place too. Thanks for commenting – so glad to hear you tried it!
      Have a great day!! -Camilla

  2. Sophie  December 1, 2011

    Such a great idea ! THX !

  3. Janeal  December 1, 2011

    Hi, Can I ask where you bought the candy canes, and how much they cost?

    • camilla  December 1, 2011

      Hi Janeal – I picked up my candy canes at my grocery store in the seasonal candy section for a few dollars. Thanks, C