Diy Candy Ornaments - Free Templates

Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? Make these super fun red and pink diy candy ornaments for your Christmas tree! This is an easy and quick sewing project for beginners. Scroll down to get the free pattern!
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diy candy ornaments

If you feel like skipping the traditional red and green combo, you can opt for candy-colored ornaments instead. Red and pink, here we come! These diy candy ornaments are super fun to sew, and they only require basic sewing skills. With the free template, they are even easier to make. 

First, check out this quick slideshow to get an overview of the project:


Diy Candy Ornaments

The free template comes in 2 designs - candy and candy cane. Also, you get both of them in 3 sizes so you can either choose the small, medium or large - or a wild mixture of all. Here I used the smallest size - this one is perfect for garlands, for mini tabletop trees and even for decorating your workplace. 


  • a fabric piece twice the size of the template you are using to make candy ornaments 
  • 6" ribbon for hanging (longer for large sizes)
  • matching thread, scissors, sewing machine
  • Free template - download and print page 11 from my new Homemade Christmas Patterns Bundle - it's FREE for all and contains more than 10 free Christmas sewing patterns. All made for you! Here:
diy candy ornaments
Get FREE Templates HERE.

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Diy Candy Cane Ornament Tutorial

Here's how to make them:

Step 1 - Print out the template

Print out page 11 in the PDF file of the Homemade Holidays Pattern Bundle.

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Step 2 - Add fusible fleece to the fabric 

Use an iron to fuse the fusible fleece to your fabric piece. Please note that the fabric piece should be twice the size of the template you are using to make your candy ornaments.

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Step 3 - Fold the fabric

Fold the fabric in half, wrong sides together. 

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Step 4 - Transfer the template to fabric

Using a disappearing fabric marker, trace the template ONCE to the right side of the fabric. You'll fold the fabric, so place the template to one side of the fabric piece (not the center).
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Step 5 - Stitch

Using a straight stitch, sew the layers together, sewing exactly on the line. Don't add any seam allowance.

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Step 6 - Trim

Cut around the sewn ornament, roughly 1/8" (3 mm) away from the stitching line. You can use pinking shears.
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Step 7 - Add a short ribbon for hanging

Fold the 5-6 inch ribbon in half and attach the raw ends to the center - on the backside of the finished ornament.
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Diy Candy Ornament - Template 2

There are two templates on pattern page 11 - this one is for a candy ornament, the one above was for a candy cane. Same procedure as before: add fusible fleece to the fabric, trace the template, sew and then trim it, using pinking shears.
diy candy ornaments

And now comes the only part that's different: you can either tie the ribbon or twine directly by tying a simple knot, or stitch it to the candy ornament like in the tutorial above. Your choice! 

diy candy ornaments

If you're looking for more holiday patterns, these are super popular right now:
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