Candy Cane CD Wreath

Candy Cane Christmas Wreath | | #craft #christmas

Oh my goodness!  Christmas is coming up sooo quickly!!!

I really wanted to make a wreath this year and then time just got away from me. That happens to me a lot.   Anyways, you may have noticed an abundance of candy cane projects around here lately and you’re about to get another one – yay!  I was playing around with the candy canes waiting for the hot glue to dry on our Candy Cane Reindeer and came up with a really cool looking wreath.  I just didn’t have a clue as how to put it together.  I hate having to go out and buy specialty craft supplies so I started wandering around our house looking for something I could use….I came up quite a few possibilities but ended up deciding on a CD – yep a CD.  Well it may have been a DVD.  It was on a spindle on our desk and there seemed to be a lot of them so I hope my husband doesn’t miss it ;)  I love how it turned out and I’m excited to share it with you!

What you’ll need:

  • CD/DVD
  • spray paint
  • glitter
  • polyurethane spray {optional}
  • ribbon
  • ornament
  • candy canes

I started by spray painting the CD red.  I did the first coat and then after spraying the second coat I sprinkled on some red glitter.  Once that was dry, I sprayed on a coat of polyurethane so the glitter wouldn’t get everywhere.

Candy Cane Wreath Step 1

Once the CD was completely dry, I flipped it over and laid out the candy canes.  Once I had it all figured out how they were going to be spaced I brought out the big guns.  And by big guns, I mean my mini hot glue gun ;)  One by one, I glued on all of the candy canes.

Candy Cane Wreath Step 2

Flip it over and this is what you have.  I think it actually looks pretty awesome like this :)

Candy Cane Wreath Step 3

The CD serves not only as the wreath form but also as a support for the ribbon hanger.  Slip a ribbon through the center of the CD and tie.

Candy Cane Wreath Step 4

I wanted the front to have a slightly more finished look so I glued on this pretty ornament I found at Target for $1.  I loved the added dimension that it gives to the wreath.

Candy Cane Wreath Step 6

I love how it looks!

Candy Cane Wreath Complete

I think this wreath is super cool because with all the different colored candy canes available you could really change up the look!

Candy Cane Christmas Wreath Craft


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  1. Love this! I would love for you to share it at my link party. AndI have an awesome blog design giveaway going on now too! :)


  2. This looks great! I love the colors of the candy canes you used. Thanks for the tutorial, too.

  3. What a cute idea Trish! I have plenty of old CD’s I could use. Thanks for sharing on “I Gotta Try That” Have a great week!

  4. An adorable idea. We have a ton of old CD’s. I might actually be able to make this. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures.

  5. This is adorable! So creative! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  6. What a great idea! So cute and simple!

  7. This is perfect, I’m pinning this!
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  8. Lol. I am visiting from the Fun in Functional link party and both of the posts I clicked on were from your blog!
    Your newest follower,
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  9. If I don’t make one this year I am pinning for next year! Thanks for linking up for the Inspiration Spotlight @
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  10. Cute idea. I’m glad to see the candy canes are supported enough to hang. I wasn’t sure if the candy canes would be glued on enough to stick but it looks great!
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  11. This is so stinkin’ cute! I LOVE it! Please share this at my party this week (and any other great projects you have!)
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  12. How cute!
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  13. Amazingly cute! Love this!
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  14. The wreath is adorable!

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  15. How fun is that!?! I’m so making this next year. :-)
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  16. This is such a cute idea! Hopefully that wasn’t a wedding video- ha! :)
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  17. I Play Outside The Box says:


  18. All your Christmas projects and recipes are just fantastic Trish. Thanks so much for linking up. I might have something for your party next week. I’ve just got back from vacation and need to pull my Christmas finger out! LOL

    Anne xx
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  19. Now that is creative!! And it turned out adorable. Awesome job!
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  20. This is so festive. I love how you used what you already had at home…. inspires me to find ways to use things I have laying around. Love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday. Love seeing what you’ve created each week.:)
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  21. So pretty and I love how the kids can eat it after the holidays.
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  22. What a cute and fun way to repurpose an old cd. It turned out adorable!!!
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  23. Susie Jayes says:

    This is a wonderful idea, and I hope you won’t be offended, but I think I will expand it to 24 candy canes and maybe add a CD on the back for additional support so that it can be used as a treat each day of December as a countdown to Christmas. Thank you for the inspiration and for a way to use those unwanted CDs.

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