Sunday, January 3, 2010

Candy Cane Hearts



Last year I saw this great tutorial on how to make candy cane hearts for Valentine's Day. I was so excited about it and thought it would be a quick and easy thing for my kids to make and take to school. Well, I waited just a bit too long and when I went to the stores to look for the candy canes I came up with nothing, nada, zilch. I was bummed. They were completely sold out and there wasn't a candy cane to be found.

Well, this year I remembered to grab a few boxes of mini candy canes found in the clearance aisle for 60 cents during my after Christmas sale shopping trip. I made a bunch of these this morning and was pleased with how easy (and super fast) they came together. I thought I would post about it today in case you too want to make some for Valentine's Day. This way you can all take advantage of the holiday clearance candy canes while they are still in the stores and save them until you are ready to make them. Don't wait too long or they may not be around in February. Trust me, I speak from experience.

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25 Responses to “Candy Cane Hearts”

Ann On and On... said...

What a great idea. I'll have to watch the tutorial....

I like to get clearance M&M's or any red and green candies...then separate them- red for Valentine's Day and green for St.Patties.

Not as creative as you, but if your shopping for clearance candy why not...

Lois Grebowski said...

now that's the stuff! Love it...

Dixieland57 said...

I love this little hint. What a great way to use up all those little candy canes... Thanks...

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

While I was taking down my tree today I kept coming across cherry candy canes and decided to make some of these tonight for Valentines day... too funny!
I made them last year for a candy party and everyone went crazy for them!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Valentine's day is my favorite holiday so I was so happy to see this post! Thank you for the tutorial. I'll be on the look out for some mini candy canes on clearance! Thanks.

Chris and Malissa said...

really cute and fun! I love your blog!

Quilt Hollow said...

SWEET idea!

Kayla said...

Thanks so much for the reminder...I had the same problem last year and now I have a fighting chance to pick a few up!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Delicious and darn cute! Fabulous idea :)

Summer Rae said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay said...

So cute! Thanks for a great idea!

marie said...

This are so sweet! I love them and I just called my hubby and asked him to bring home some mini candy canes. He manages a CVS and all Christmas is 75% off right now! Thanks for the timely tip!

Patti said...

very cute..my last 2 posts are about candy canes...if you have some left over and don't know what to do with them, hop on over to Pandora's Box for some ideas

The Garden Bell said...

Will be heading over to pick some of these up tomorrow. Great idea. Sounds like too much fun.

Ellen (Tracy) said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing! Will be heading to the store tomorrow in search of candy canes!

Laura said...

I LOVE this idea! I have a million candy canes left over at school that the kids didn't eat. I can't wait to put these together. Thanks for sharing!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

What a fun and super cute idea! I love it!

Lisita said...

I knew there was a reason I bought extra candy canes last week even though Christmas is over, thanks!!

Valerie said...

so, so cute! filed this one away at thecraftersfilebox.com.

thanks so much for the find!! :)

Atticelf said...

Cute idea!

Charity said...

This is so adorable, I love it!!!

Kristi-punkinseedproductions said...

Love this idea - I'd better go hunt down some candycanes!!!

Tauni said...

These are darling! I don't know that I will be as successful at "creating" as you were, but I am going to run out to the store and see if I can't pick up some candy canes on the cheap!
Thanks for posting.

Crafty P said...

bought mine at target the other day. remembered making them last year and they ARE super simple and cute! I may add a little carboard reinforcer with a love quote on it as they are super FRAGILE!

Rebekah said...

I love this idea! I keep up using my reader and had seen this, but for some reason didn't notice the tutorial link. oops!

Well, I managed to find some mini candy canes by accident at Walgreen's one evening for $.39 per box of 40. I grabbed 4 boxes :)

I had the idea in my head but couldn't remember where I'd seen it at. Since I couldn't find it, I just used chocolate to bring it all together. It worked out really well and then just a day or two after making them, I found the spot and the tutorial. lol

Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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