Grinch Candy Cane: Easy and Awesome Dollar Tree DIY
Are you looking for a grinch candy cane? I ran to Dollar Tree and made this easy and awesome DIY for just a couple of dollars.
So I love making DIY holiday decorations, it really gets me in the Christmas spirit. How the grinch stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss is a classic family favorite during the holiday season and I wanted to find a way to incorporate this into my Christmas decorations. This is a whimsical holiday decoration a bit outside the traditional theme, but so fun!
Grinch Candy Cane Materials
To start this project you’re going to need the following list of items: an outdoor candy cane, some ribbon, some gloves, and a loofah.
Grinch Candy Cane Video
Grinch Candy Cane instructions
1. Paint A Glove
I started by laying wax paper onto an old baking pan and then placing the glove on the baking pan. I’m going to be using folk art Ultra dye. First I shake it up and wear gloves on to protect my hands. With the rubber glove on my hand, I slid it into the glove to help me paint the glove easily with the folk art Ultra dye. As you can see I experimented with it and this was the easiest way to do it. Once I had my glove on I went ahead and poured some Ultra dye on my baking pan dipped my paintbrush in it and painted it onto the glove. Once the glove was completely painted I let it dry completely. If you don’t want to use a white glove or don’t want to paint it you could try to find some sort of green glove for this project.
2. Wrap a candy cane form with a ribbon
For this next step, I’ll be using the Dollar Store ribbon. I wanted to make note of where the stake was so that I could decide how I wanted my ribbon to go. I started by hot gluing the ribbon onto the candy cane and let that dry completely. Next, I started twisting the ribbon around the candy cane, making sure to pull it tight and not have any gaps. I found it was easier to take all of the ribbon off of the spool so that I could easily wrap the ribbon tightly around the candy cane. When I got to the end I simply cut the ribbon off and added some hot glue to the candy cane to secure the ribbon. I let that cool completely.
3. Hot Glue a white loofah onto the top of the candy cane
Next, it was time for my loofah scrubs. These came in a two pack from the dollar store. I’m going to be using the white one, but you could save the green one as a gift for another time. I placed the string side down and inside the loofah, I added a little dab of hot glue and then attached it to the candy cane.
4. Stuff the glove
The next step is to stuff the glove. I added a couple of cotton balls to each fingertip and then for the center I used a plastic bag that was left over from some groceries. You can adapt this however you need. You can use fiberfill or other items to stuff your glove.
5. Glue the Glove to the Loofah
Once the glove was all stuffed I stuck the string into the glove to give it a little extra strength and I hot glued the glove closed over the top of the string.
6. Hot glue a bulb between the glove fingers
I used a dollar store ribbon and tied it through a dollar store Christmas bulb. I then hot glued it to the fingers so the fingertips looked like they were pinching the string.
The Grinch candy cane is done!
Optional decor idea
I had a second glove so I stuffed it and added a bulb to it as well.
Now if you remember from the past I made pool noodle candy canes. You can check those out on my Candyland video or on my blog tutorial.
I pulled the glove up onto the end of the pool noodle. The candy canes are the perfect decoration if you are looking for an easy outdoor setup.
I added bulbs to the bottom but you could add some Whoville presents if you like. You could stick this in a Christmas tree or nearby. You can swap out the bulb for a green candy cane, or white candy canes, or create a candy cane heart. If you want you can use grinch candy cane inflatable decor and adapt that. I once used a grinch airblown inflatable and set him up removing the string of lights from my railing.
Grinch Candy Cane Video
You might be interested in grabbing some hot chocolate and checking out my Easy and Fun DIY Grinch Pillow for the Holidays with the grinch’s smirk.
Now if you’re not into the Grinch, you could amend this to get creative by perhaps taking this idea and making something that is reminiscent of hero academia like black panther, little mermaid, Star Wars, teenage mutant ninja turtles, fantastic beasts or another crafty character. You could always just get the airblown characters and I personally like the winter soldier or nutcracker. They go up quickly and then deflate for easy storage as well. If you do some work you can find some of these with free shipping for standard shipping instead of a delivery fee so be sure to check out your available shipping methods while doing your research.
I hope this inspires you to make some fun candy cane Grinch hands of your own. I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my YouTube channel and my blog at chascrazycreations.com. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in my next video and don’t forget to like, share and subscribe
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