Saturday, November 26, 2011

Peppermint Treats

Last year after Christmas, I found these bags of peppermint balls on clearance in the Dollar Spot of Target for only .25 each. I bought several thinking I could do some crafting with them this year.  Tonight I decided to bring out the glue gun and get creative. 

I found a small grapevine wreath in my craft stash.  I wasnt sure at first what I would make with it.  I started gluing on the peppermint balls starting with the outside rim, thinking of the possibilities. 


Once I got the front of the wreath covered in peppermints, I realized that it was the perfect size for a picture frame.   I tied a ribbon around the top of the wreath to make a loop to hang it from.  I also attached a 3 x 5  photo to the back side of the wreath.  Since I have not sealed the candy with varnish yet, tonight I temporarily attched it with tape.  


I also had a stryofoam cone in my stash. It was the perfect size to make a peppermint tree.  I started gluing on the peppermints on row at a time with my glue gun. It went quickly, but I had to stop every so often and open more peppermints.  

I continued gluing until the entire cone was covered.    It did not seem completely finished at this point. 


                                                


I glued on 4 red ribbons and tied them together on top in a loose bow.    I am still not 100% sure I am going to keep it this way, but I do like the look.  The peppermint tree with also need to be sealed with varnish to use again year after year.


                        These peppermint crafts could make a nice gift, or just sweeten up your decor.   

19 comments:

  1. Those peppermint balls are very decorative and you made such cute ornaments with them :)
    Wish you a good weekend!

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  2. Too cute! I've been trying and trying to find red & white peppermints in my town, and so far no luck!! Boo!! I think they are so sweet to decorate with this time of year!

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  3. This is really a cute holiday party idea...I would love for you to share it at my "Anything Goes" Linky party...

    www.mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2011/11/anything-goes-linky-party.html

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  4. Stopping my from Make it Monday. Love the peppermint ideas! - Kristi - www.cookingunbound.blogspot.com

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  5. Pam! These are so fun and festive! Love them! Although I'd have a hard time not eating a million of them while I was crafting...lol. Would you share here, pleeease?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/shine-on-fridays-3-and-some-fabulous.html

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  6. That is such a cute idea!! Very creative thinking :)

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  7. Very cute! I love red & white, and it's nice to see a variation from the traditional starlight mints (love the sale price, too!).

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  8. So cute and so festive looking! I love it!

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  9. Lovely! This is a great project to do with the kids...if you could keep them from eating them all!

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  10. Oh I just love this craft! So festive for the holidays! I am definitely going to have to try this one :-)
    Stopping by from The Artsy Girl Connections
    lifewiththehawleys.blogspot.com

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  11. These are SUPER cute and awesome.. I love it..Very festive for the season.. I would LOVE if you could please link and share it via my Pin'Inspirational party happening today pweeease.. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/special-christmas-soiree1st-feature.html
    Thanks SO much.. Wishing you an amazing start to your weekend..

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  12. I'm obsessed with peppermint this season. Love your ideas! I've done some things like them with starlight mints.

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  13. Love this!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday. We hope you'll join us again this week.

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  14. Found your blog over on 30 Handmade Days. I adore the peppermint tree! What a great craft...so simple but makes for terrific decor. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Awesome! I just love red and white together! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursdays.
    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout
    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

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