These are so cute and made with dollar store plastic candy canes.
First thing you do is melt some wax. I kept the can with a bit of wax in it from my last wax project so I could reuse it for more crafty fun.
I used a white pillar candle from the dollar store to melt down, any wax will work. Thrift stores always have cheap candles that you can melt down. Add pumpkin pie spice to the wax... just a bit if you want them to be light colored.
To get the fun grungy texture on the candy canes, wrap thin strips of white fabric around the plastic canes. Hot glue the tips.
Place the wrapped canes on wax paper and use a silicone brush to cover them. It will take three or so layers. Here they are all covered in yummy smelling wax... I also did a cute little candle while I was at it.
They look good enough to eat!
Then I did some more votive candles. I added a lot more pumpkin pie spice and a piece of a broken red candle into the wax to get the dark color.
These seriously are awesome. They look and smell delicious!