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Colorful Candy Cane DIY Ornament

Colorful Candy Cane DIY Ornament
Colorful Candy Cane DIY Ornament
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Candy canes don’t always have to be red and white. Unleash your imagination with this Colorful Candy Cane DIY Ornament! This homemade Christmas ornament is quick and simple to make, which means it doubles as an easy homemade gift that kids can make for friends, relatives, or teachers. Kids can use the colors shown in the tutorial below, or they can customize their Colorful Candy Cane DIY Ornament to match your family’s Christmas tree. No matter what, you’ll want to hang this colorful creation on your tree for years to come.

Materials List

  • Premo! Accents®, 2 oz , Silver - 1 block
  • Premo! Accents®, 2 oz , Purple Pearl - 1 block
  • Premo! Accents®, 2 oz , 18K Gold - 1 block
  • Premo! Accents®, 2 oz , Magenta Pearl - 1 block
  • Premo! Accents®, Kit, Bright Green - 1 block
  • Sculpey® Clay Extruder
  • Sculpey Etch ‘N Pearl
  • Craft wire

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 °F. Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. Condition all clay by kneading until it’s soft and smooth or running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.

  2. Make silver log 3/8" diameter x 5" long.

  3. With Sculpey Clay Extruder and 1/8" circle die, extrude strings of Purple Pearl, Silver, 18K Gold, Magenta Pearl, and Bright Green Pearl.

  4. Lay strings lengthwise on log. When log is covered, roll on work surface to adhere strings and twist stripes. Trim ends so log is 5" long, and fold in ends. Curve into candy-cane shape.

  5. Use Etch 'N Pearl tool to make hole in candy cane top. Twist wire loop around wide end of biggest Etch 'N Pearl tool. Insert twisted end in hole. Bake 30 minutes.

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