DIY of the Day: Candy Cane Sleighs

Hello everyone! If you are in need of a last minute gift idea that won’t break the bank you will love this awesome holiday DIY project. I made these to give out as party favors for our annual Christmas Eve party however they also make great teacher or coworker gifts. They were easy to make as it only took about 20 minutes to assemble each sleigh. And at a cost of about $3.60 per piece to make, they were pretty cheap too (although I was able to find all of the candy on sale).

Have fun!


2 Standard size candy canes (you may choose traditional peppermint candy canes however since most of the children I was making these for did not like peppermint I opted for a fruity alternative and choose strawberry and apple flavored candy canes instead)

1 King size Kit Kat bar

13 Hershey’s miniatures (or other miniature candy bar)



Hot glue gun

Glue sticks

wooden popsicle stick


1. Glue down the edge of one side of the Kit Kat bar. Use the popsicle stick to hold the glued edge in place for 30 seconds. This will help to make it easier to glue the Kit Kat bar to the curved edge of the candy cane.

2. Apply a long strip of glue to the bottom of the Kit Kat bar on each side. Attach a candy cane to each side. Hold the candy canes in place for 30 seconds.

3. Make a pyramid with the miniature chocolate bars using a 6-4-2 design (see above photo). Attach the candy bars to the sleigh base by using a drop of glue on the bottom of each bar and holding it in place for 30 seconds.

4. Add two lengths of ribbon. One around the width of the sleigh and the other around the length. Glue the ribbon in place.

5. Add a decorative bow to the top of the sleigh. You may elect to use a drop of glue for the bow as well.

6. Let the glue set for at least 4 hours prior to giving them out.



4 Comments Add yours

  1. atkokosplace says:

    Cute idea for the person with the sweet tooth in your life! Love it! Happy Christmas! Koko 🙂


    1. Thank you! The little ones we gave them too loved them 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. tessajanehill says:

    This is awesome! I so want to try this!


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