Welcome to day 18 of my 25 days of Craftmas series. Today, I’m showing you how to make these cute Reindeer Candy Cane Holders  They turned out so cute and are a perfect little Christmas favor for family and friends.  They are easy to make and take only a few supplies. I just love how they turned out.  I’m excited to show you how to make your own.  Read on for the full tutorial!

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The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project.  I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library.  These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others.  This library is open to everyone and is free!  You can access the library here. Look for the file called Reindeer Candy Cane Holder BA2318. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2023 Category-Day 18.



Open the design in your cutting software and resize it to 13.5″ wide.  This should fit most standard-size candy canes.  The candy cane holder and the envelope both have perforation lines that will be cut with a regular blade.  If you’re using Cricut Design Space, you’ll need to attach the perforation lines to the rectangles behind them.  Once everything is sized correctly, cut out the pieces with your Cricut or Silhouette.

Once the cardstock is finished cutting, remove it from the cutting mat. It’s best to flip over the mat and gently bend it over until the cardstock releases. This way, the cardstock shouldn’t get bent.


We’re going to start by folding the perforation lines of the envelope.

Fold both tabs in and add glue.

Fold the envelope in half and let the glue dry.

Next, glue the antlers and ears to the reindeer head.

Then, glue the nose into place.

Now, glue on the eyes.  I used googly eyes for my reindeer, but there are black circles in the cut file if you want to use cardstock, instead.

Glue the smaller circle onto the scalloped circle.

Then, glue the reindeer head onto the small circle.  The antlers should stick up over the top of the circle a little bit.

Glue the rectangle onto the center of the envelope.

Finish the envelope by gluing the reindeer head over the center of the rectangle strip.

Next, let’s work on the candy cane holder.  It should have two slits cut right in the center.

Insert the candy cane through the two slits.

Make sure the curve of the candy cane is above the hole and the top and then thread some ribbon through it.

Tie the ribbon in a double knot.

And trim off the ends.

Insert the candy cane holder into the envelope.

And that’s all there is to it.  Isn’t that a fun way to wrap up a candy cane?


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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library



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