Candy Cane Themed Christmas Tree. Celebrate Christmas with a festive red and white tree filled with candy cane-themed projects, bells and felted garlands.
Candy Cane Themed Christmas Tree
I love creating a themed tree each year! I love the challenge of coming up with projects based around the theme! I will list some of the themes I’ve done at the end of this post if you want to check them out! This year I came up with a “candy Cane” theme. I love Scandinavian-inspired decor and red and white is so classic for the holidays!
14 Themed Christmas Trees
My friends are also sharing their themed Christmas trees! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to jump over and see all of the adorable tree ideas!
Red and White Candy Cane Tree Decorations
I brought the red and white “Candy Cane” theme into our tree through decorations, giant fabric-covered candy canes, candy cane blocks, felted garlands and traditional ornaments. I am going to share the ideas below.
Giant Fabric-Covered Candy Canes
I found these adorable candy cane-shaped wreath forms at my Dollar Tree. I wrapped different fabrics around each candy cane and hung them on the tree. I love how graphic the big candy canes are which really emphasize the candy cane theme!
Red and White Felted Ball Garlands
I love felted ball garlands. The texture is so fun. I found this red and white felted ball garland and I love the smaller size balls. The red and white is perfect for a candy cane tree. I also used a larger size red and white felted ball garland on the tree.
Red and White Check Ribbon
Another element I always include in my themed trees are ribbon! I love ribbon and ribbon is perfect to fill in any blank spots in your tree. This is especially helpful if you are using an artificial tee. Ribbon will soften your artificial tree and it ties your ornaments and theme together.
I used a couple bell garlands on our tree. Bells seem so scandinavian to me. I love the idea of bells at Christmas-time. The metal in the bells gives the tree a different texture and a shine from the metal.
Giant Wood Candy Canes
These giant wood candy canes are my favorite element on the tree. They have the perfect whimsical feel. Each one has a different holiday saying on it. I just hooked them over branches and I love the way they catch your eye on our candy cane tree.
Knitted Stocking Garland
The red and white knitted stocking garland is probably the deciding factor in why I chose the candy cane theme this year. Aren’t they just the most adorable thing?? I also thought it would be so cute to take one of the strands, cut the stockings off and hang them on a board, filled with treats as an advent calendar?? I think I am going to make that project next!!
Red and White Scandinavian Ornaments
The kids and I made super simple THREE ingredient baking soda ornaments and painted them with scandinavian-inspired snowflake and flowers. It’s such a fun kids craft!
After I hung everything on our candy cane tree, I filled in any empty spots with traditional ornaments. I love the way painted and glass ornaments reflect the light on a tree. It’s magical!
Use a Decorative Tree Skirt or Tree Cuff
I used a wicker tree cuff to cover the tree stand. I don’t like tree skirts because they always seem to get messed up and I guess my OCD likes everything to be straight.
Add Candy Cane Items at the Tree Base
I always like to add a few decorative things at the bottom of the tree. I put a large sled at the base, covered in a plaid throw. On top of the throw I added a red and white pillow with wording that is striped like a candy cane! I Also put a string of big sleigh bells across the sled. I also wrapped a few presents.
14 Themed Christmas Trees
Land of Sweets Christmas Tree // A Blue Nest
Red and White Christmas Tree // Happy Happy Nester
Candy Cane Themed Christmas Tree // Tatertots & Jello
Elegant White Christmas Tree // Jennifer Maune
Rose Gold Inspired Christmas Tree // My 100 Year Old Home
Christmas Trees Through the Years // Finding Lovely
White Flocked Christmas Tree With Neutral Wood Accents // The Happy Housie
Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Tree // Modern Glam
How to Decorate a Sparse Christmas Tree // The Ginger Home
Mixed Metals Inspired Christmas Tree // Sanctuary Home Decor
Simple Nordic Christmas Tree // Twelve On Main
Snowy Golden Christmas Tree // Craftberry Bush
DIY Boho Modern Ornament Tree // Jennifer Rizzo
Winter Theme Flocked Christmas Tree // Lolly Jane
More Themed Trees
Here are some other trees I’ve created over the years:
Joy to the World Colorful Tree Theme
Santa Tree Theme
Gold Tree and DIY Tree Crate
White Family Photo Tree
12 Days of Christmas Tree
Home for the Holidays Tree
Colorful FaLaLaLa Tree
Which one is YOUR favorite?
ashley stringfellow says
You have done so many amazingly creative and talented trees over the years! You are a master. Pinned this cute candy cane themed tree. xo
Thanks Ashley! Your Scandinavian tree is so pretty!
Janine Waite says
Your tree is perfect! Every element is a feast for the eyes! Btw, I love your pillow. I have the same one! We have great taste.
I saw that we have the same pillow. It looks so cute under your magican tree, Janine!