After Christmas candy canes can lay around the house for months and many times even the plastic candy cane decor can be forgotten and discovered later. You could either throw out the leftovers or pull all of your Christmas decor our again just to put away a few plastic candy canes but who wants to go through that hassle? Have a little fun and create something new from them! We love to showcase how to make stuff with glue like this pretty candy cane heart just in time for Valentine’s Day.
What you need:
-Surebonder glue gun
-Surebonder glue sticks
- Candy canes (we used plastic)
The task of creating a heart will take a little patience but is well worth it in the end. The trick is to not allow the glue to completely cool on your working surface so your heart doesn’t get stuck.
- Place your candy canes on your work surface in the shape of a heart. You should have to touching points which will serve as our bonding points with the adhesive.
- Begin to glue the touching points on one side and down the sides a little. Allow the glue to cool but if you notice some of the glue make contact with your work surface, carefully lift the touching points so the glue doesn’t completely cool to it.
This process may take some time so stick with it and eventually the touching points will bond together and you can flip over your heart and complete the same process on the other side.
Once your heart is bonded together and the glue has cooled take a piece of ribbon through your heart. Leave enough slack to hang your heart then ties in a knot.
- To keep your ribbon in place put a small dab of glue on the top bonded point and position your ribbon over it.
There you have it! The perfect Valentine’s Day heart to hang anywhere in your home or give away to your valentine.
How do you re-purpose Christmas decor? Share with us in the comments!
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