Reindeer Candy Cane Holders

All posts may contain affiliate links.

Happy December! Now, that all the Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales are over, it’s time to settle down and work on the fun things.  These reindeer candy cane holders are perfect for the holidays. You can hang them on the tree, attach them to packages or hand them out as a quick thank you.

Reindeer Candy Cane Holder How To | The Sewing Loft

 Reindeer Candy Cane Holders

This project is for all levels.



*This blog post has been converted to an optional PDF that’s optimized for printing and ad-free. Find more here. The blog post is totally free to read, print, and sew! The PDF tutorial & download for $2 is totally optional.

Basic Instructions:

  1. Cut out pieces as per template.
  2. Place wrong sides together and stitch all around the ears. Fold the center into a bow shape and stitch down the center to keep in place. *Quick Tip: To give my ears some additional shape, I spritzed the fabric with spray starch.
  3. Place the body wrong sides together, sandwich the ears 1/4″ below the top edge and stitch around 3 sides of the body; leaving the top open.
  4. Slip two candy canes inside the body and glue face details in place.
Reindeer Candy Cane Holder How To | The Sewing Loft

The body of the reindeer was designed to be snug along the candy cane to allow for easy hanging on the tree! Think of all the fun things you can do with these reindeer candy cane holders. Don’t be shy, stitch them up in batches and put the kids to work. My girls were happy to spend the afternoon gluing away.

The Sewing Loft

Need other easy holiday gift ideas? Be sure to check out our other easy Christmas projects.

So many different free and easy projects for Christmas.


  1. These are so cute – thank you!

  2. adorable!

  3. anneweaver1974 says

    Cute, cute!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your tutorial:

  4. Michelle@TheRibbonRetreat says

    Love these adorable little reindeer! You are so clever! Thanks for sharing. PINNED!

  5. Aimee - ItsOverflowing says

    I love these! So cute! Featuring you tomorrow. XO, Aimee

  6. Sarah @ GlamGranolaGeek says

    So super cute!! My kids would love these 🙂

  7. These look adorable.

    How do we get a copy of the template? The link/s dont seem to be working.

    Thanks so much

  8. My template did not download correctly!

    • Hello Jan,
      I am sorry you are experiencing downloading & printing issues. Since every set up is different, it is difficult to troubleshoot your issue. Here is a quick search that may help you troubleshoot the issue. I have found it is best to download your patterns from a desktop instead of a mobile device.
      Keep me posted and share a few pictures of your finished blocks. I’d love to see what fabrics you stitch up!