Whether you love them with a mug of hot cocoa or prefer them on their own, candy canes are a tasty treat during Christmas time. And with red and white swirls, candy canes are just as cute as they are sugary sweet. Because so many people decorate with reds, greens, and whites during Christmas time, candy cane decorations blend right in and can add a touch of whimsy to your Christmas decor.
While there are classic candy cane decorations like ornaments and sets to line your driveway, there are also some unique candy cane decorations like tree skirts and wreath hangers that will incorporate everyone’s favorite peppermint candy in a fun and festive way.
Read on for our list of the best Christmas candy cane decorations, listed in no particular order.
1. Sienna Lighted Candy Cane Pathway Markers
Light up your driveway or walkway with these cute candy cane pathway markers. There are five candy canes within the set, and each one is connected by a wire and has lights on the inside, so you can enjoy the candy canes all day and night. The candy canes are the classic red and white swirl, and the lights on the inside are not LED so they give off more of a warm glow. Each cane is about 26 inches tall, and they are easy to stake into the ground. The cord that is attached is a little on the short side, so you may want to have an extension cord on hand if you have to plug-in to an outlet that’s far away. This set of candy canes is also great if you don’t want to put lights on your roof, but still want some lights on the outside of your house. Keep in mind there are only five candy canes in the set, so you may need to order multiple sets depending on how large your driveway/walkway is.
2. Kurt Adler Candy Cane Ornament Set
Some people choose to hang real candy canes on their Christmas tree, which is super cute but not always a good long-term option. Candy canes get brittle and break over the years, which is where this ornament set comes in. Designed to look like real candy canes, this set of 12 ornaments is the perfect way to add some whimsy and dimension to your Christmas tree. Because they are skinny and seven inches long, these ornaments are the perfect way to fill in any gaps or dark spots within your tree. And because they are made of plastic, they won’t break if they are dropped and can be reused for many years to come.
3. Biedermann & Sons Candy Cane Striped Taper Candles
These candy cane striped candles are 12 inches tall, so they add some nice height to a dining table centerpiece, or candle holders on a mantle. The candle burns approximately 12 hours, so there is plenty of time for them to burn through a couple of dinner parties, or all day Christmas day. The set comes with 12 taper candles, so you can keep the entire set and use the candles over a couple of Christmases, or divvy them up and give some away as hostess or Christmas gifts. These candles are a subtle way to incorporate candy cane decorations into your home, so they are great for someone who just wants a hint of candy cane.
4. TYV Wood Carved Rustic Candy Canes
If your Christmas style leans towards rustic, farmhouse-style decor, these candy canes are the perfect addition to your collection. Wood carved and painted in an off-white and dusty red, this set of six candy canes can be used in a variety of ways. You could hang them on your Christmas tree (note: there are no strings on the candy canes), place them in a bowl or basket with other holiday decor, or use them to make a wreath or festive garland. Three of the candy canes are four inches long and three are five and a half inches long, which also adds to the versatility of these candy canes. And at less than $12, these are a pretty inexpensive way to add some rustic charm to your Christmas decorations.
Price: $11.99 (14 percent off MSRP)
5. Glitzhome Christmas Candy Cane Wall Decoration
This adorable candy cane wall sign comes in two different options. One is 17.44 inches long and is made of iron, and has a “Welcome” sign hanging across two candy canes. The other sign is 18.11 inches and wooden, and has a “Merry Christmas” sign hanging underneath two candy canes. Both come with an attached wire or jute cord for easy hanging, so the sign could go indoors in an open wall space, or in a covered outdoor space. So often our walls get missed when decorating for Christmas, so this sign is the perfect way to add some Christmas cheer to your walls with a candy cane decorations.
Price: $19.99 for 18.11 inch sign, $27.18 for 17.44 inch sign
6. Collections Etc. Candy Cane Rope Light
Christmas lights are probably the best part of Christmas decorations. Rope lights are easy to use and hang on a porch outside, or you can wrap them around a window or banister. This particular set of rope lights will match perfectly with the rest of your candy cane decor, as it’s striped red and white to look like a candy cane. The rope is 20 feet long and provides a nice warm light that looks great both inside and outside. Rope lights are nice to work with as they are flexible and bend any way you like, so it makes for easy decorating.
7. Artisan Pillows Christmas Candy Cane Throw Pillow
Throw pillows are a fun way to incorporate candy cane decor in a festive and functional way. This cute throw pillow has a red and white candy cane stripe pattern, so it goes well with candy cane decor, as well as general Christmas decor. The pillow is 17 inches by 17 inches so it’s a decent sized throw pillow, and comes with both the pillow and the pillow cover. The cover is made with a blend of linen and cotton, so it’s soft to lay on and washes well. There is also an invisible zipper on the bottom of the cover, which makes it easy to remove and insert the pillow. Each of the pillows is handmade in the USA and takes about two to three days to create, so keep that in mind when ordering (especially if you want to give this as a gift).
8. Factory Direct Craft Candy Cane Metal Wreath Hanger
Continue the candy cane decor theme with this cute metal wreath hanger. Even though it’s called a wreath hanger, there are actually a lot of ways to use this decoration. You can hang up a wreath, of course, or use it to hang garland, a Christmas sign, or even mistletoe. The hanger slides right over the top of a door, so you won’t have to deal with nails or screws. And at about 14 inches tall, it’s the perfect height for hanging decorations.
9. Northlight Peppermint Twist Christmas Tree Skirt
No matter if you have a real or fake tree, a tree skirt is a must-have to pull the look of your Christmas tree together (and to catch those pesky pine needles). This candy cane-inspired tree skirt has large white and red panels that are embellished with thin green sequins, so it looks like an over-sized candy cane is surrounding the bottom of your tree. The skirt is 48 inches in diameter, and it closes in the back with three hook and loop fasteners. Made from a polyester/velveteen blend, it’s really soft to the touch and looks cozy underneath a tree that’s decked out in ornaments and lights. If you’re just starting a candy cane decoration collection, this is a good place to start as it’s a subtle decoration but still has clear peppermint vibes.
10. Blossom Lighted Inflatable Candy Cane With Snowman
This extra tall inflatable candy cane will be the talk of the neighborhood, in a good way. Not only is it nine(!) feet tall, it also has an adorable snowman and presents at the bottom, so it’s super cute and full of Christmas spirit. It self-inflates in a matter of seconds, and it has a built-in fan so you won’t have to worry about it deflating over time. It also has internal lights, so it will leave a glow all night long. Stakes and tethers are also included, so you can easily secure it into the ground and know that it’s not going to blow away. If you’re looking for a one-stop decoration that will make an impact, this is it.
Price: $85 (43 percent off MSRP)