Candy Cane Planter

'Tis the season to get crafting! Make an attractive holiday planter from candy canes and an ordinary food can.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

Glue gun and glue sticks
40
individually wrapped candy canes, 6 inches long
1
empty food can, from tomatoes or fruit (28 to 29 ounces)
  • 1 Pipe glue from hot-glue gun along back of 1 candy cane (in wrapper). Attach to can so that hook of candy cane is at top of can and curves away from can.
  • 2 Repeat with remaining candy canes to cover side of can.
  • 3 To give as a gift, add a 4-inch potted plant, such as Norfolk Island pine, poinsettia, rosemary, ivy or Christmas cactus.

Expert Tips

Tied with a ribbon, this versatile "planter" can also be filled with cookies, candy or breadsticks.

Add a border of wrapped hard peppermint candies, or use a combination of peppermint sticks and peppermint candies.

Look in the holiday candy section of the grocery store for varieties of candy canes with both red and green stripes. They’ll add extra holiday spirit to your planter.