This Christmas decorate your tree with these colorful Fruit Loop Candy Cane Ornaments. You simply take Fruit Loops and place them through a pipe cleaner and bend into the shape of a candy cane for a cute DIY tree ornament. It’s that simple!
These DIY candy cane ornaments only take about 3 minutes to make.
They are so easy to make that your children can gather around the kitchen table and create them over the holidays.
Fruit Loop Candy Canes are a wonderful budget-friendly tree ornament.
You only need Fruit Loops and pipe cleaners to create these festive decorations.
Not only are these DIY candy canes perfect for hanging on the tree but they will also look wonderful hanging from your fireplace, stair banister, or anywhere in the home that you want to look more festive.
In 3 minutes or less, you’ll have a colorful festive candy cane ornament ready to hang!
HOW TO MAKE FRUIT LOOP CANDY CANE ORNAMENTS
Fruit Loops are pulled through a pipe cleaner and bent into the shape of a candy cane for a cute DIY Christmas tree ornament.
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific material amounts and detailed instructions in the printable craft at the bottom of this post.
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FRUIT LOOP CANDY CANE ORNAMENT MATERIALS
This quick and easy Candy Cane craft uses everyday kitchen staples to create a colorful DIY Christmas tree decoration your family will love.
If you don’t have the materials on hand they are extremely easy to find at any grocery store or through Amazon.
All you need is:
- Fruit Loop cereal
- pipe cleaners
FRUIT LOOP CANDY CANE ORNAMENT INSTRUCTIONS
First, grab a pipe cleaner.
Next, bend and fold the end of a pipe cleaner to create a stopper so the Fruit Loops won’t fall off.
Then, take the pipe cleaner and shape and bend it into a hook.
From the other end, gently slide the Fruit Loops onto the pipe cleaner in any pattern that you would like.
Once you get all the Fruit Loops on and have your desired length, simply cut the excess pipe cleaner off and make sure to leave a little bit so you can create another stopper on the end.
Hang on a Christmas tree and Enjoy!
In 3 minutes or less, you’ll have a fun DIY Christmas tree ornament craft that’s sure to become a new favorite!
FRUIT LOOP CANDY CANE ORNAMENT TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made pipe cleaner candy canes with Fruit Loops, don’t worry!
Below are some common questions and helpful tips. Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.
If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE CANDY CANE ORNAMENTS?
This is a fantastic Christmas craft the kids can quickly make.
This Candy Cane craft takes approximately 3 minutes. TOTAL.
- About 30 seconds to bend the pipe cleaner
- Close to 2 minutes to add the Fruit Loops to the pipe cleaner and bend into shape
CAN I PLACE THESE CANDY CANES OUTSIDE ON TREES?
You can try placing these Fruit Loop Candy Cane Ornaments outside on trees but depending on the weather in your area they might not last very long.
These homemade candy cane ornaments are best for your indoor Christmas tree.
CAN I REUSE THESE FRUIT LOOP CANDY CANES EACH YEAR?
I feel it would be best to discard the Fruit Loop Candy Cane Ornaments and create new ones each year.
The Fruit Loops might go moldy and lose their vibrant color.
They are so simple to make, it won’t take you any time at all to whip up a new batch of these candy cane decorations.
DO I NEED TO ADD A STRING TO HANG THE FRUIT LOOP CANDY CANE ORNAMENTS ON A TREE?
No, you do not need to add a string to hang the Candy Cane Ornaments on a tree.
You simply hang the hooked part of the candy cane on a branch and it shouldn’t fall off.
You are welcome to add an additional string to the candy cane ornaments if you want.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH FRUIT LOOP CANDY CANE ORNAMENTS?
Candy Cane Ornaments go great with a wide variety of other Christmas crafts.
You could have an afternoon of fun making all of these simple crafts.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- Snowmen Pretzel Jars
- Pinecone Snowmen
- Santa’s Sleigh Pencil Sharpener Gift
- Strawberry Christmas Light Bulbs
- Grinch Pretzels
CAN I USE CHEERIOS INSTEAD OF FRUIT LOOPS?
Yes, you can use Cheerios in this craft instead of Fruit Loops. You can use any cereal that is the same shape as a Fruit Loop.
The steps will be pretty much the same.
As for the look, however, in my opinion, the beautiful colors of the Fruit Loops look more festive.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS CANDY CANE ORNAMENT CRAFT?
This simple Candy Cane Ornament not only looks great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try adding a beautiful red ribbon to each candy cane. Your Christmas tree will look so festive with these Fruit Loop Candy Cane Ornaments!
FRUIT LOOP CANDY CANE ORNAMENT CRAFT
Fruit Loop Candy Cane Ornaments
- Fruit Loop Cereal
- Pipe Cleaners (Assorted Colors)
- Bend and fold the end of a pipe cleaner to create a stopper so the cereal won’t fall off. Then, shape/bend into a hook.
- From the other end, slide the Fruit Loops onto the pipe cleaner in any pattern that you would like.
- Once you get all the fruit loops on and have your desired length, cut the excess pipe cleaner off. Make sure to leave a little bit so you can create another stopper on the end.
- Hang on the Christmas tree and Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this DIY Christmas tree craft as much as my family does!
If you get a chance to try it, let us know! Leave us a comment below, or share it with a picture on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us @kelly_reci_ and use the hashtag #Kellysthoughtsonthings so we can see what amazing meals you are cooking up!