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Candy Cane Box

Here’s a sweet project that’s fun for all ages! The oversized candy cane doubles as a box to hold, well, candy canes, trinkets and whatever your heart desires. 

  1. Wipe box and lid with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Trace pattern on tracing paper to transfer pattern to candy cane box.
  3. Align tracing on top of bisque lid. Make marks on top and bottom of each line.  Remove tracing.
  4. Place strip of tape from top to bottom of each line to create stripes.
  5. Using brush of choice as needed, paint three coats Really Red in each stripe. Let dry. Remove tape.
  6. Place lid on bottom box and align stripes. Make small mark with pencil for tape placement. Add tape.
  7. Brush three coats Really Red to inside stripes. Let dry.
  8. Place box and lid on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  9. Brush two coats Pure Brilliance to white bisque areas and a thin coat on the Really Red stripes. Let dry.
  10. Stilt box and lid and re-fire to cone 06.
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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Potter’s sponge
  • Container for water
  • Pencil
  • Tracing paper
  • Masking tape,1/8“ and ¼”
  • Foil for paint palette