This Rustic Candy Cane made with clamps is a fun Christmas project using some non-conventional craft items – clamps! This is a pretty cheap project to make and perfect for anyone who loves that rustic, industrial look.
The Christmas season is just around the corner, and what better way to infuse your home with warmth and cheer than by crafting your own festive decorations? Today, we’re diving into a delightful DIY project that will add rustic charm to your decor: creating candy cane art using plumbing clamps. Yes, you read that right! This DIY project is not only fun and creative but also surprisingly easy.
This is a fun project and it’s an easy one too!
Rustic Clamp Candy Cane Supplies
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- miter saw
- clamps: These will be the backbone of your candy cane art.
- red acrylic paint To bring the candy cane colors to life.
- white acrylic paint To bring the candy cane colors to life.
- small screws
- foam brushes
- Wood or a Canvas: The base for your creation.
Painting the Clamps:
I painted 10 clamps with white paint and 10 with red paint. I painted it with a dry brush method, using just a little bit of paint (I wanted the metal to show through). I did 2 coats of each color – mainly to get the red paint deep enough. If you prefer, you could use spray paint instead.
Cut, Sand, and Stain
Once dry I laid them out of a piece of plywood, then cut it down to the size I wanted. Gave the wood I light sanding, then the plywood was stained with Early American stain.
Attaching the Clamps
I marked the holes with a sharpie once I had the clamps laid out… since I knew I’d be bumping them while trying to screw them in.
Once you get everything all screwed in you have your Rustic Candy Cane with Clamps.
Such a fun project! It’s a great gift for anyone who likes the rustic, industrial vibe.
I love how it turned out… always nice when what you dream up works out in reality! I also made a Christmas Wreath with clamps!
Now make sure to check out all the other amazing Christmas Projects made with power tools!