I don't know who I think I am giving tutorials to such wonderful, very talented, and seasoned ladies:) Arghh.... a lot of you have your own businesses in making things like this. It's true, I am a beginner in this journey we call primitive, but I had a good idea. I was just finishing up some handmade paper ornaments and decided I just had to have some big primitive candy canes right... away. Ever get that way? So my mind went to work at 9:30 (the best ideas always come late). Forty five minutes later I had these babies. Sorry some of the pictures are fuzzy. I was trying to hold, glue, wrap, and photograph all at the same time.
I used 1" thick sheet of foam cut into strips that are 14" long and 1.5" wide.
I cut a child's hanger in half and straightened it out.
I chose to use some tea dyed muslin and red checkered fabric for the stripes.
Tear strips that are 20"long and 1.5" wide ~ 3 white and 4 red.
Start by hot gluing the end of a strip over the end of the foam.
Start wrapping the fabric around the foam~over lapping the layers.
End in the back and secure with hot glue. Now start exactly where you left off with the alternating color Repeat until it has all been wrapped.
Fashion the other end of the candy cane with a square of fabric. Hot glue it down and pinch the sides all around the end together.
Grunge it up. I didn't know about using a liquid because I thought the foam might soak it all up and take a long time to dry. The shoe polish was wonderful and saved a ton of time.
Bend and shape your candy cane. The fabric will pucker up where it was bend so just hot glue it flat again and re-stain where it pulled apart.
There you go.