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.
I'm a mother of one "just-out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and five chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.