Need a super fast, cute gift for your child to give all his school buddies?  Can you guess the source of these cute candy cane holders?  You’ll never guess — and you will love the price!  You can make 27 of them for a BUCK!  I’ve been looking at this source for weeks, wondering just what could be done with them, and I’ve got it — this and one other fun holiday decoration project!

Project Estimate:

  • Christmas playing cards, $1
  • glue stick, on hand
  • candy canes, 12/$1

Total per candy cane and holder:  11 cents!!SO easy — your child can make them himself!  Dab a little glue on either side (in my example it was just on the hands), stick ’em together, and wait for them to dry…


…then add the candy canes.  Done!

Bonus project idea:  I absolutely ADORE these gingerbread men, and just HAD to sew a bunch together to create a garland.  Wouldn’t they be a cute, CHEAP way to dress up a school bulletin board?  Or decorate for your gingerbread house-making party?  LOVE it!!

What else would YOU make from these Christmas playing cards??

Caroline Sanchez (Care) has been sewing since her mom taught her the basics at around six years old.  She has always been driven to CREATE, even from a very young age.  She is mommy to two little boys and one little girl, and almost every spare moment she has is spent in her sewing room or working on her blog, Obsessively Stitching.