Did you ever have an idea that you thought was awesome? Then as it turns out… not so awesome? Yep. That would be these ornaments.
Don’t get me wrong. They’re fun to make, super easy, and look adorable.
But be warned: if you have a wild 18-month old that runs around terrorizing your Christmas decorations, edible ornaments are probably NOT the way to go.
If you don’t have one of those, good for you! You can make all the candy cane ornaments in the world and enjoy a peppermint-scented house. Hooray!
If you DO have an 18-month old demon child, well… There’s still hope. You just have to get creative about hanging these little guys where sticky little fingers can’t reach. And where they can’t reach even if they’re standing on a chair. Or their sister. Or anything else that could possibly be used to gain elevation.
To put these together, all you need is:
-Mini Candy Canes
-Hot glue gun
First, glue 2 candy canes together in a heart shape. While that’s cooling, cut an 8″ piece of ribbon. Glue it onto the heart in a big circle, making sure the place where the ends overlap is in the back.
Use another piece of ribbon to tie a bow (you can make these whatever size you want), and glue that on top.
And that’s it! Let it dry, and you’re good to go! But heed my warnings… these things are irresistible in the eyes of a toddler. I learned the hard way.