Make this magical neighborhood candy cane tree with some simple candy canes, this free printable sign, and more!
Hi there! I’m so excited to be guest posting here on Design Dazzle. Natashia here, the lady behind Canaryjane.com, a DIY & lifestyle blog. I love to create and make memories, so I am excited to share this family tradition with you. This neighborhood candy cane tree requires a little bit of crafty magic to make those memories and share with your neighbors.
A neighborhood candy cane tree?
Yes, and it is so fun. Every year my family decorates a small tree in our front yard with candy canes, lights, and red and white decor. Then we set out a sign letting our neighbors know they can take candy canes. I also share this on my neighborhood page. To make it even more magical I’ve put together a little story you can set out as well.
If you need an idea of how to decorate the candy cane tree here are the steps:
- Wrap red and white ribbon around the base of the tree by tying the ends at the bottom. You can secure the ribbon with a rock or stake.
- Secure the tops of the ribbon after wrapping by either tying the ends to the tree with a secure knot to withstand the weather.
- Hang candy canes from the branches. Try to keep the candy canes low and easy to grab for the little ones.
- Print off the free printable sign here on the blog. You can hang the sign in a plastic frame, sheet protector with tape on the top. Another alternative is you can print it larger as an engineer print and have it laminated.
- Hang some ornaments and share this on a neighborhood page if optional.
Here is the FREE PRINTABLE.
This idea has been a hit in my neighborhood. We usually go through about 15-20 boxes of candy canes but figure it’s cheaper than neighbor gifts. Plus, it’s usually a fun activity for families as we usually see families going on a walk together to get candy canes.
If you are looking for a fun new magical way to celebrate with your neighbors give this a try. To add more fun, here are some Christmas coloring pages to check out. Or feel free to check out my other Christmas free printables here. I hope your season is magical.
-Natashia from Canary Jane
Natashia lives in the North Utah area with her family, including six children. She loves all things nature and art and is often outside hiking or painting floral artwork. Natasha extends that love of art as she teaches children’s art classes throughout the week. She also deeply believes in holistic living and teaches local yoga classes as well. Follow along her journey on her blog, Instagram, or TikTok.