Friday, December 2, 2011

Peppermint Garland


I made this peppermint and gingerbread themed garland last year.  I hung it in the dining area of our kitchen near where we eat.  

I found round stryofoam discs at the dollar store.  I knew I had to seal them before I painted them, because they were very porous.  I covered them with a few coats of Modge Podge.

To start the peppermint swirls, I started by marking out my starting points.  

I then painted the swirl lines a little at a time until they were the thickness that I wanted. 

On six of the discs, I painted the swirl to looks like suckers.  I inserted a lollipop stick into the stryofoam.

The gingerbread were made by each of my kids when they were in 1st grade.  I will share another post about the Gingerbread Tea they had at their elementary school.   It was a lot of fun and had so many great ideas that should be shared.  I saved their gingerbread, and I am so happy that I have the perfect place to display them.   

I wrapped all the candy with plastic wrap and tied on red ribbon.   To hand them I inserted an ornament hook into the stryofoam. 

I just hung my garland today for this Christmas seaon.  I still love it as much as last year.  


  1. These are so adorable :) Stopping by from Sunday showcase.


  2. Saw your linky at the Sunday Showcase, so wanted to pop by to say hello.
    Love your peppermint garland and your gingerbread dolls. Added your gingerbread dolls to my Run, Run, as Fast as you Can...Board on Pinterest.
    We had made something similar out of felt foam. They are fun to make. The peppermints look so cute...we will have to make some here!
    Hope that you will come by my blog, Sunrise Learning Lab, and see what we are up to this week.
    Have a great day!

  3. Super cute ideas! Love the garland & thanks for showing us how to make it ourselves!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week, Beth =-)

  4. So cute! I love lollipops!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  5. oh I love how your kiddos' gingerbread men turned out I'd love you to add it to what we wore and made party over at

  6. This is just beyond adorable. I'll do this with my little one next year (a little too small just yet.

    Thank-you so much for adding to our Pin'Inspiration Party this week.

    Happy follower and would love if you stopped by and grabbed a button.

  7. so cute! thanks for sharing on the sunday showcase with us. Hope to see you again tomorrow!


  8. very cute idea! love the garland! I'd love for you to link up to my Christmas carnival

  9. That's totally adorable! So glad you shared at Shine On Fridays!


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