I’ve had this candy cane vase pinned for ages and just got around to trying it this year. (The pinned version can be found on Katie Brown Home Workshop.)
Take a small cylindrical vase and place two rubber bands around it. (My vase is 3½” diameter X 4″ high.)
Slip candy canes under the rubber bands all the way around until the vase is hidden from view.
Add a pretty ribbon to cover the top rubber band.
I will fill this with flowers later today. That way they will still be fresh for Christmas Day but we’ll have them to enjoy for a few days beforehand.
I used 2 1/2 boxes of candy canes so $5 for those and 69 cents for the thrift store vase. The ribbon came from my stash. Total cost: $5.69
A tip from the wise though… don’t use dollar store candy canes. I tried them but they kept breaking. I didn’t count those in the above cost because I’ll crush the broken ones and use them in my Christmas baking.
When I was going through our boxes of decorations, I came across these that I’d saved from a Christmas center piece I received as a gift several years ago.
I’ll be back later today to show you the finished center piece.