Monday, December 5, 2011

Velvet Ribbon Candy Cane Holder Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed the Up On the Rooftop Blog Hop this weekend!  The Blog Hop website will remain open so you can still access all the tutorials for the designer's projects if you have not already.  Please see the bottom of today's post for the winner of the Blog Candy.

Today's project is a candy cane holder that would be a pretty accent on the table at your Christmas gathering or it could be a small gift.  It has lots of texture with velvet ribbon, embossed holly leaves and glittery Glimmer Paper berries.

Step by step directions:

1. Use any small round container as the base.  I used an empty tea can which is 5 inches tall and 2-1/2" in diameter.   Remove any paper from the can.
2.  Apply Sticky Strip in vertical rows around the can.  At the seam use a double row of sticky strip touching each other so there is a place to stop and start the ribbon.
3.  Measure around the can and cut lengths of 3/8" Very Vanilla Velvet Stitched Ribbon.  Starting at the bottom adhere the ribbon one section at time around the can.  Add rows of ribbon until it reaches the top.
4.  Die cut holly leaves using the Stocking Accent Die.  I used 14 on my can.  Dry emboss the leaves using using the Lattice embossing folder.  Run a stylus down the center of each.  Bend on the score and shape the leaves over the handle of the stylus.
5.  Apply Crystal Effects to the seam line where the ribbons met.  Arrange the leaves in groups.  I had three groups of leaves for this size can.
6.  Punch leaves using the Bird Builder punch and glue those in between and around the holly leaves.
7.  Punch holly berries using the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Punch pack and adhere them to the center of each holly leaf grouping.
Materials used:  Garden Green cardstock, Red Glimmer paper, 3.8" Velvet Stitched ribbon, Sticky Strip,  Crystal Effects, Stocking Accents Big Shot Die, Lattice Embossing Folder, stylus from Simply Scored Tool, Bird Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack.

And now for the BLOG CANDY WINNER.  I used to generate a number.
The result was 33.  The 33rd comment posted was by Joan Brenizer!!  Joan please email me at with your mailing address.   Congratulations!

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