Peppermint Candy Wreath

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These peppermint candies made from Styrofoam discs are nothing new, they’ve been around for years. But instead of just making ornaments or table displays, why not make a bunch and turn them into a pretty wreath to display on your door this Christmas!

Peppermint Candy Wreath - CraftsbyAmanda.com

This was actually a really fun wreath to make. As messy as glitter is, it’s just so darned pretty, I can’t resist it! The rest of the day I walked around with little bits of sparkle on my face. :)

Peppermint Candy Wreath - CraftsbyAmanda.com

I used [amazon_link id=”B002BTWI62″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Martha Stewart glitter[/amazon_link] for this project. I bought a 24-pack at Michaels ages ago and use it all the time, but Amazon actually carries it for less (check out the link above).

Peppermint Candy Wreath steps - CraftsbyAmanda.com

Before starting anything I laid out the discs on top of the wreath form, layering them in different ways until I found what I wanted. I’ve numbered them in the photo above, and those numbers correspond to the sizes listed below:

  1. 5 7/8″
  2. 4 7/8″
  3. 3  7/8″
  4. 2  7/8″

Peppermint Candy Wreath steps - CraftsbyAmanda.comI drew out a pattern, you can probably find one on the internet too if you don’t like mine. I did create one for you though, the link to download it is in the printable instructions below. See the darkened areas? You’ll cut the circle out then cut out the dark areas. Then lay that pattern onto the Styrofoam disc. Use a ball point bell or a toothpick to draw/carve the outline of the pattern into the disc.

Peppermint Candy Wreath steps - CraftsbyAmanda.comUse a liner paintbrush to paint Mod Podge onto the areas that would have been shaded in the pattern. Sprinkle wet Mod Podge with glitter. Tap off excess glitter onto the paper, then funnel the paper to return the glitter back to the glitter container.

Note: you can use the same pattern for all the different sized discs.

Peppermint Candy Wreath steps - CraftsbyAmanda.comWhen you’re finished making all of the peppermint candies, it’s time to wrap them. If using party bags, cut the end off of the bag and insert disc. Use a twist tie to secure both ends. For cellophane cut the cellophane into squares appropriately sized for each disc. Use a little hot glue to tack it together and secure the ends with twist ties.

Peppermint Candy Wreath steps - CraftsbyAmanda.comPlace the wrapped candies onto the wreath form again and arrange them. Use toothpicks broken in half to secure pieces together. You can use hot glue to help hold them together as well. Line toothpicks around the wreath and take the assembled candy circle and press it down on top of the toothpicks. Tack with hot glue in a few places for added security. Tie a bow from wide white ribbon and hot glue to your wreath.

Peppermint Candy Wreath - CraftsbyAmanda.com

Peppermint Candy Wreath

Rating: 51

Peppermint Candy Wreath

What you need:

  • 14" white Styrofoam wreath
  • Mod Podge
  • Liner paintbrush
  • Ball point pen
  • Toothpicks
  • Pattern
  • Styrofoam discs
  • 4- 2 7/8" discs
  • 4- 3 7/8" discs
  • 4- 4 7/8" discs
  • 1- 5 7/8" discs
  • Martha Stewart glitter
  • Tourmaline
  • Peridot
  • Feldspar
  • Aquamarine Crystal
  • Garnet
  • Verdelite
  • Cinnabar

What you do:

  1. Place a clean piece of paper on the work surface and place a Styrofoam disc onto the paper. Lay pattern onto a Styrofoam disc. Use a ball point pen or a toothpick to draw/carve the outline of the pattern into the disc.
  2. Use a liner paintbrush to paint Mod Podge onto the areas that would have been shaded in the pattern. Sprinkle wet Mod Podge with glitter. Tap off excess glitter onto the paper, then funnel the paper to return the glitter back to the glitter container.
  3. Note: you can use the same pattern for all the different sized discs.
  4. When you're finished making all of the peppermint candies, it's time to wrap them. If using party bags, cut the end off of the bag and insert disc. Use a twist tie to secure both ends. For cellophane cut the cellophane into squares appropriately sized for each disc. Use a little hot glue to tack it together and secure the ends with twist ties.
  5. Place the wrapped candies onto the wreath form again and arrange them. Use toothpicks broken in half to secure pieces together. You can use hot glue to help hold them together as well. Line toothpicks around the wreath and take the assembled candy circle and press it down on top of the toothpicks. Tack with hot glue in a few places for added security. Tie a bow from wide white ribbon and hot glue to your wreath.

Notes from Amanda

You certainly don't have to use all these different colors of glitter, you could just use red and green, or even just red if you prefer!

http://craftsbyamanda.com/2012/11/peppermint-candy-wreath.html

Comments

  1. karen says

    this is so darn cute. I might try and down size it a little for a party decorations, where there isn’t a lot of space. Hope you don’t mind. Thanks again. I’d like to repin but having a hard time getting on the site. I’ll just blame it on the weather.

  2. Frankie Lee says

    This is really great wreath. I’d love one for my door. just hope it does. My projects no matter how simple I manage to not have it com out wrong.

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