Saturday, December 8, 2012

Peppermint Crazy

I can't explain it, but I've become obsessed with peppermints and I don't even like eating them.  But ~ they are so fun and inexpensive to decorate with, especially if purchased at the dollar store.

Just a simple mug of candy canes says Christmas to me.



First I made a peppermint wreath that I saw in a magazine.  I added a green faux wreath behind mine to make it larger and to stand out on my off-white walls.


Then yesterday I was over at hip2thrift's blog and saw her peppermint topiary and I was off to the dollar store again to get more mints.


Iuliana gives instructions on how to make this lovely creation over on her blog.  This is my version.


And then I started adding mints to the bottom of candles.


And that was followed by putting them on a styrofoam cone.


Oh, the possibilities are endless and what sweet gifts they make, especially if you like to give gifts to everyone, but don't have the funds to do so.  This little cone tree was only $2 to make since everything was purchased at the dollar store.



I hope you have fun making a few sweet gifts for yourself and others ~ all you need are mints, styrofoam, and a hot glue gun.  If you want to make them even prettier, you can spray them with spray glue and quickly sprinkle white glitter on them.  I did that on my wreath and when the lights are on it sparkles and glitters so beautifully.


Linking with
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The Tablescaper  for Seasonal Sundays
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The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday
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Mod Vintage Life  for Mod Mix Monday


 

11 comments:

Debby said...

I love them on Christmas trees too. Not on mine as the dogs would eat them. Pretty pictures.

Jane said...

I always have a mug filled with candy canes so the grandkids can have one when they are over. Love the little tree and spheres - and what a simple, inexpensive project. Looks great!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Great ideas!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Candy canes and mints are so cheery you don't have to eat them! Cute! Thanks so much for following the new blog! Makes my day!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!

Lucille said...

I love your red dishes to pieces! Red dishes and candy canes spell Christmas. Your decor is so cheerful. Now I am famished for one of those candy canes!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

After reading your post I got up and went out to get a piece of peppermint stick to eat, you made me so hungry for one!
Love the red dishes and they and the projects go so well together!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

After reading your post I got up and went out to get a piece of peppermint stick to eat, you made me so hungry for one!
Love the red dishes and they and the projects go so well together!

Cottage and Broome said...

I love those peppermint balls, cute idea! I also decorate with candy canes. Laura

sew sweet vintage said...

Peppermint POW! Love it:) I posted http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/impossibly-sweet-ikea-and-trujoy-gluten.html to mod monday:) Following your blog now. Follow me too:)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Super cute idea! I love them!!

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