Candy Cane Signpost

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Candy Cane Signpost
Total Time 1 to 2 hours Ages all-ages

Here's a real treat for your tree: a candy cane-like ornament that points the way to Santa's place.

What you'll need

  • Large craft stick (ours was 4 ½ inches long)
  • Acrylic paint: white, green and red
  • Craft knife
  • Permanent marker
  • Glue
  • Small green felt holly leaves
  • Red mini pom-pom berries
  • White glitter
  • 5-inch piece of ribbon

How to make it

  1. Coat a large craft stick (ours was 4 ½ inches long) with white acrylic paint and another with green paint. Let them dry, then add stripes of red paint to the white stick.

  2. Use a craft knife to cut a 3-inch section from the green stick, notching each end to create an arrow shape, as shown. Write "North Pole" on the sign in permanent marker, then glue the sign to the red-and-white craft stick.

  3. Next, glue on small green felt holly leaves and red mini pom-pom berries. If you like, add dabs of white paint, then sprinkle on white glitter for snow.

  4. Finally, glue both ends of a 5-inch piece of ribbon to the back of the signpost for a hanger and let the glue dry.

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