Tinsel Candy Cane Beading Pattern
- This Christmas beading pattern will teach you how to make beaded DIY candy cane ornaments with bugle beads.
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DIY Candy Cane Ornaments Beading Pattern #218
These sparkling candy canes are a whimsical take on a classic Christmas treat. Everyone will love the look and feel of these twirling life-size candy canes (measuring approximately 5.5" x 2.25" or 14 x 5.7 cm) that glisten like tinsel! This simple beading pattern, with over 70 high-resolution photos and easy-to-follow step-by-step directions, will teach you how to quickly whip up a handful of these sweet treats, using either two or three swirling colors of bugles, to make your tree really shine this Christmas, and for years to come. And, don't forget to make up a few extras to give away as really impressive handmade gifts that will really be appreciated (I'm putting one on top of each tin of cookies I give to the neighbors this year!) Thank you for shopping Simple Bead Patterns, and as always, bead happy!
DIY beading pattern by Cara & Lane Landry
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- Beading thread and needle
- Seed beads
- Bugle beads
- Ribbon and pipe cleaners
- Flush cutter and sharp scissors
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