DIY Candy Cane Ornaments – Hiland Dairy

DIY Candy Cane Ornaments

Adorable Adornments

Do you have a sweet tooth for crafting? Then this craft idea is for you! Brighten up your tree with these candy cane ornaments made from repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jugs. Simply cut, paint, glue and repeat. Your kids will have a blast, so grab your scissors and milk jugs; it’s time to craft!

Candy Cane Ornaments

Candy Cane Ornaments

What You’ll Need:

Candy Cane Ornaments Supplies

  • Empty Hiland Dairy Milk jugs, gallon-sized
  • Red and white spray paint
  • Spray-on sealer, clear
  • Cardboard
  • Candy cane traceable
  • Circular punches, varying sizes
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Green ribbon
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks


  • Rinse the milk jugs with warm, soapy water. Allow to dry completely.
  • Trace a candy cane shape onto the cardboard and cut it out using the crafting knife.

Candy Cane Ornaments Step 1

  • Punch a hole at the top of the arch of the candy cane cutout.

Candy Cane Ornaments Step 2

  • Punch several circles from the milk jug in a variety of sizes. Tip: If you don’t have circle punches, simply use scissors.

Candy Cane Ornaments Step 3

  • Spray-paint half of the circles red and the other half white. Allow to dry completely.

Candy Cane Ornaments Step 4

  • Spray the painted circles with sealant and allow to dry completely.
  • Glue the painted circles onto the cardboard candy cane cutout, alternating the colors to create the candy cane stripes.

Candy Cane Ornaments Step 5

  • Cut a piece of ribbon, approximately 6 to 8 inches in length, thread it through the hole and tie in a knot.

Candy Cane Ornaments Step 6

  • Adorn your tree, hang on a chandelier or give as gifts to teachers or friends.

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