Why Knot? Because you can! This fun nautical ornament project is easy for any skill level.
Join us for a free online knot tying workshop, where Christine Crawford leads us step-by-step to create Coastal Candy Canes using nautical rope, wire, and a few finishing supplies. This video shows how to make the candy canes,where you’ll learn to backsplice to finish your treasure using household tools and easy-to-get supplies.
You can purchase your own materials or you can buy a Coastal Candy Canes DIY kit from Beagle Bay Knot Works. The kit has rope, wire, and instructions to make two ornaments in navy-and-natural and traditional red-and-white variations.
- Two 6.5-foot pieces of contrasting #96 cotton cord (4.6 mm or 3/16 inches thick) Beagle Bay Knot Works Kit includes four pieces of cord — enough to make a red-and-white and a blue-and white candy cane.
- One 6-inch piece of thick wire. You can cut a coat hanger to make yours. Beagle Bay Knot Works Kit includes two 6-inch pieces of wire.
- Dowel, lip balm, glue stick, or similar shape to use to form the bend in your candy canes
- Fid tool or ballpoint pen cap
- Fabric Fusion or Elmer’s Glue
- Scotch tape to secure ends of cord so they don't unwind
- Instructions. Watch the video on Dec. 3, 2022 or order the kit, which includes a printed version of the instructions.
Thanks to everyone who asked a question or posted a comment during the YouTube premiere or the Q&A on Zoom following Christine's video. Congratulations to Martha, whose comment was randomly selected to receive a Coastal Candy Cane Kit PLUS two hanks of cord (35 ft each), enough to tie 8 more candy canes! Choose either red and white or navy and natural hanks.
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About Christine Crawford
Boating and sailing on Ohio’s Lake Erie waters since she was five years old, Christine Crawford and her husband Randy now live the Lake Life full time. When not sailing or beachcombing, you can find Christine tying knots for their business, Beagle Bay Knot Works, or snapping photos of the lake birds and lighthouses. Find her on Instagram @beaglebayknots.
Thanks to the Beachcombing Club
Thank you to all the Beachcombing Club members, especially the Gold and Silver members who made this project possible. GOLD: Kristina Braga, Jodie Bushey, Lori Christofferson, Emma Claughton, Karen Cooper, Christine Crawford, Bryna Darling, Joanna Farrell, Madeleine Fontillas Ronk, Jodie Greene, Holly Hanau Koncz, Laurel Holubik, Terri Kirby Hathaway, Kimberly Jennings, Betty La Salla, Julie Lynn, Jennifer Matos, Anne Mauro, Joseph Murray, Ken Overly, Cynthia Raffaele, Jason Sandy, Svea Scholten, Tammy Schuetz Cook, Bernadette Skipper, Christine Solorio, Lala Stein, Angela Swartz, Becky Thielbar, Glenn Tolle. SILVER: Ginger Bowman, Joanne Blanchard, Marylyn Broomhall, Lynn Burress, Adrienne Creemers Van Dun, Karen Davis , Amy Dries, Christine Gavin , Debbie Kasyan, Brendan Keeley, Katherine Mullaney Wittig, Marie-Anne Norcross, Janice Piazza, Heike Schneider, Linda Schnell, Asheley Simpson, Diana Smith, Scott Smith, Janice Thomas, Kathy Tiffany, Elisa Turdo, Michelle Wilkes, Caryl Yaiser.
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I have 3 Japanese round floats. I would like to tie them and have them hanging from a hook. How much cord should I use? Which book has the proper cord knots I would need?