Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Candy Canes

Did you know that candy canes have been around for more than 300 years? Originally they were just plain white and straight sticks. The first historical reference to the cane shape of the candy dates back to 1670 when a choirmaster in Germany bent the sugar sticks into canes to represent a shepherds staff.

I made a few of my own candy canes but these are the non edible kind.

23 comments:

Ginny said...

These are adorable! They would be really good for that country look on a Christmas tree, or to put two crossed on top of a package!

Duni said...

Wow, your fabric candy canes are GREAT! Love them! Interesting about where they came from - I didn't know that :)

Pat said...

Beautiful fabric canes. Very country feel xx

SarahGeorge said...

Very cute fabric canes! Very good info about the same :)

Tanya Walton said...

I never knew that Ann, not only did you show is a wonderful craft project but gave us a history lesson too!!!

Sandra said...

pretty decorations and FAT FREE and CALORIE FREE.. oh my... oh and last but not least a Post Subject tooooo... the snow flake looks great with them to.

Donna said...

Those are cute!

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

these are cute ... I see you are cutting more fabric ... good for you ... happy holidays!

Sandee said...

I didn't know the history of candy canes until today. Cool.

These are adorable and you won't gain an ounce enjoying these.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. ♥♥♥

Sheryl Hastings said...

I love candy canes and they make great decorations, especially on your dining room table! Since Brian and I never eat them, I use the same ones over and over. I do buy one box every year because my son likes them. He knows to ask me which ones I just bought. Love your "diet" version. Very cute!

Antonella said...

They look fantastic, What do you wrap to get the shape? Are you planning on selling them? Your show must be soon? are you stocking up...

Hugs, antonella :-)

BeadedTail said...

I didn't know the history of candy canes either! Clever idea for yours Ann!

Christine said...

I love both kinds! Love how you've displayed yours!

A Quiet Corner said...

Ohhhhhh...and what did you use for the base? These are really rustic looking and would be great on my tree!!!!...:)JP

Donna said...

And you did a Super job of it! Sweet idea!
hughugs

Ann Oon said...

I think yours looks good enough to eat.. hehehehhehehe :)

Sharkbytes said...

Cute- do you wrap them over wire? pipe cleaner?

Reeni Pisano said...

These are adorable! That is amazing to think they've been around that long!

Reeni Pisano said...

These are adorable! That is amazing to think they've been around that long!

Eva Ason said...

Your candy canes looks really nice :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I really like how you displayed your canes Ann!!

Marg said...

Those are such cute candy canes and no we did not know the idea was ancient. Hope you have a great week end.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Making nonedible candy canes is an act of pure wickedness!

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