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DIY Candy Cane Yarn Ornaments

Ready for some super easy holiday DIY? These cute Yarn & Candy Cane Ornaments are a breeze to whip up!

This was a happy accident that occurred when I was trying to figure out how to make regular yarn ball flowers look more “holiday-ish” for a Christmas table centerpiece. I’m still planning to make some sort of “bouquet” from these, but am also loving how they look on the their own – either as hanging ornaments or just as “sitting” decor for the table or tree!

DIY Candy Cane Yarn Ornaments

DIY Candy Cane Yarn Ornaments



You’ll Need:

  • 2″ styrofoam balls
  • yarn in your favorite colors
  • mini candy canes
  • hot glue gun


1. Insert 5 mini candy canes in a circle around the ball. Try to space them out somewhat evenly, but it doesn’t need to be perfect!
2. One at a time, remove each candy cane from it’s styrofoam hole, add a little hot glue to the hole, then stick the candy cane back in… this will ensure that the candy canes stay put.
3. Start wrapping yarn randomly around the ball, weaving in between the candy canes until the entire ball is covered. Trim the yarn and secure the end with a small dab of hot glue.
That’s it! Add a ribbon loop if you want to use these as hanging ornaments. You can also try this idea with regular sized candy canes and 4″ styrofoam balls to create GIANT ornaments!

DIY Candy Cane Yarn Ornaments

DIY Candy Cane Yarn Ornaments


  1. Katie December 2, 2010 at 10:59 am

    These are SOOO CUTE! Sounds like the perfect project for my weekend. Thanks!

  2. Victoria December 2, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I love them as ornaments! How pretty with the candy canes- you are a genius:)

  3. HiLLjO December 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    OMG! I am in love, love love with these! I crochet and sew and these blowwwww my mind!!! It doesn’t hurt I chose candy stripes for my decorating theme this year. More than a few of these will be born at my house this weekend!!!!! Thank you Jen!

  4. Samantha December 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    So darn cute, I’m all over ’em! Thank you SO much for sharing!!

  5. Maureen Anders December 2, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    SO CUTE! I absolutely love this. Don’t you love when crafts just work out like that? VERY unique and fun.

  6. Meredith Winston December 3, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    These are ADORABLE!! I cannot wait to make these!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  7. Aurelia December 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    That’s really cute!!

  8. Eunju Jeon August 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm


  9. Jennifer November 28, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Terrific ornament! Share your ornament (or more) on our Linky List to get exposure for your own blog and share with your community.

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