Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Peppermint Wreath

I started this one in November so that I could give you the tutorial ahead of time. You may notice the date. Yeah, didn't get this done as quickly as I meant to. Sorry about that. Just store this idea for next year.

I wanted a wreath that was different and thought candy would be great. I started with a styrofoam wreath and wrapped it in white ribbon.

Then I got a 3.5 pound bag of peppermints and had to unwrap them. This part was a bit of a pain. Just tedious and boring.

I used hot glue to adhere the peppermints.

This was also kind of boring so I just unwrapped some and glued them and then took a break and did something else. 

Which is the real reason it took so long -- I kept getting distracted by more interesting things. With more discipline, I could have done the whole thing in an afternoon.
Now, you don't want to decorate with food and just leave it exposed to the air. So you need spray lacquer.

Lacquer will completely seal it. It sprays on just like spray paint, but you want to be well ventilated. (Trust me, it would be better to freeze in the garage than do this inside the house; not that I would know from experience or anything - wink, wink.)

Once that was dry, I had to attach my ribbon and hang. I should have made the bow a little bigger, but I was in a rush to get it up. I fix it next year.

I think it's festive.

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  1. ooo, I LOVE this. SO cute! Do you think it will store well? I want to make this, thanks for the great tutorial. would love for you to come over and link up to my holiday wreath party!

  2. I am honestly not sure how well it will store, but since I lacquered it like crazy, I hope it will do fine. I will probably put it in a plastic bag for storage too.

  3. Beautiful!! I completely love it. I would love for you to share this at my special holiday linky party going on right now!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!!
    ~Nikki ...xoxo

  4. The red and white is positively stunning!

    With all the activities and festivities of this past week, I'm really touched and appreciative that you took the time to be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..".


  5. Very cute. Great idea. I want to try this next year. I just pinned it.

  6. Thanks SO much for linking this beautiful wreath to Pin'Inspirational Thursday last week.. I ADORE IT & Kinda wanna just eat it up.. lol.. I featured YOU today!! Hope you can stop in and snag a button as you where one of the FAV five from the party.. THANKS AGAIN.. **WISHING YOU A SPECTACULAR NEW YEAR** Cheers to much success in 2012.. Xoxoxo..M

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