Those of you who are familiar with my blog may remember this Valentine yard decorating idea, which I posted a simpler version of a year ago (see Original Post under VALENTINE’S DAY Category, on right). But, this year, I had a few more candy canes to add into the mix, courtesy of a yard sale find. Yea! My display could grow & maybe cover the WHOLE garden bed eventually.
I was SO excited to add them to my Valentine yard display, but suddenly, I realized something was wrong when I took them out of their box…. the new candy canes were not only a little larger but are mostly clear with a thin red stripe, whereas the candy canes I already have are mostly red. (drat!) No matter how hard I tried, I could not come up with a good way to mix them in the yard, mainly because (as you will find, if you try this idea) the sets typically come with an odd number of canes so the last one has to connect to the first one to complete a heart shape.
Then, it dawned on me – why do they ALL have to go into the yard? So, I hung the new sets on my shutters and it created an even more interesting yard display. I simply had to share it (photos below) and hopefully, any new candy cane sets (I come across at future yard sales) will match my old ones so I can eventually fill the entire garden bed. Something to look forward to! 🙂