This is one of the Pinterest projects that I’ve wanted to try for a couple of years now.
Hot glueing candy on a styrofoam wreath? What could be easier?
I started with a 5 pound bag of Starlight Peppermints from Amazon. (I used about half of that for one wreath)
The white styrofoam wreath I picked up from the craft store. This one is a 16 inch circle. I thnk it was about 6 bucks.
I started by glueing on the top ring of mints first.
I tried to keep the mints as close together as I could.
I added the next mints as close to the first as possible.
Don’t worry about spacing. It’s impossible to do this perfectly.
Let go and just except that it will have some gaps.
I keept adding mints as far down as they would go on each side.
And here’s my finished peppermint candy wreath. (maybe 45 minutes total. Most of the time was spent unwraping mints)
The candy remains pretty hard, but too long in the humid garage and it started to get sticky.
So, I brought it in the house…..
…and hung it on the lockers in the den.
The plain pine wreath sets it off against the red lockers just nicely. Don’t ‘cha think?
Last year we gave a tutorials for making the pine wreaths and the Garland.
So easy and so cheap. I use the free clippings from the home depot.
What are ya waiting for?
Go make some wreaths.
I’m thinking you could finish off with some super clear spray paint as a preservative. Otherwise, it might start looking like Peppermint Candy at the bottom of my purse Wreath.
LOL!!!! I did have a vision of blue lint stuck to it…..Not very “Christmas-y” at all,
I LOVE you guys and your creativity! What I really want to know from this post is :where did you get the fabulous lockers?? Cheers Heather >
Hi Heather, Those lockers were a dumpster dive find. an Hermes store was remodeling and I fished them from the open top dumpster in the alley. Caused quite a stir too, the store manager wanted to call the police on me, even called me a vulture. How can rescuing trash from a landfill be a “bad” thing? I stood my ground, and now they store out of season clothes in our den.
Love. Not sure how you keep yourself from eating them while making it though. At least in my case quite a few would never make it onto the styrofoam frame.
OOOhhh , we ate quite a few. Trust me on that one.
James , you are my idol!!
Hot glue and a bag of mints, Alan, that’s all she takes……
Best use of peppermint candies, I reckon! Looks great.
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Do you glue them all the way even back of wreath form?
Hi Patricia, I glued them as far back on the wreath as I could see….not the back….but pretty darn close.