This is my second year doing the "Candyland" Christmas theme outside. I made the candy poles last year out of 6" PVC pipe, that I spray painted white. I hot-glued the ribbon around the pole, and then added giant ornaments glued to the top.
(Make sure you look at the update pictures at the bottom of this post).
UPDATE: I did get the bases done. I used some of the fallen boughs from the wind storm to fill up the bottom of the urns. I also brought out some lanterns I already had. I like the finished product MUCH better.