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Want to decorate your driveway with big, big candy canes? They're easy to make and with a little work and spraypaint you'll have some large canes to turn your entrance into a bit of candy wonderland.

Here's how to do it.

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Step 1: Get PVC pipe and paint

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These candy canes are made of standard 3/4" PVC pipe. If you want, you can opt for the 1" PVC or, with ore work, something even bigger.

In the picture are the PVC pipes cut to 5' lengths. Easily done by cutting the standard 10' length in half with a saw. Bring a saw to the hardware store and you can easily cut these down to size in the parking lot for easier transport.

You'll also need some paint. I used Krylon® Fusion for Plastic in Satin White and Dual™ Paint + Primer in Banner Red
how hot should the heat gun be to bend the PVC?
Awesome! Very doable!
n0ukf3 years ago
Or instead of masking and painting it red, you could wrap it with red electrical tape.
fungus amungus (author)  n0ukf3 years ago
Or even red ribbon glued down. I've seen both of those before, but I prefer the painted-on look. It's flatter.
n0ukf n0ukf3 years ago
...or be flashy and use reflective tape.
Very cute. :)
fungus amungus (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
Yeah, I like it. At first I thought it was going to be too over the top, but it works pretty well.
canucksgirl3 years ago
Great job. I love the look of them along your pathway. :D
fungus amungus (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
Kiteman3 years ago
(Adds to "to do" list for 2012's decorations.)