Tuesday, November 29, 2011

TUTORIAL: How to Make a Peppermint Wreath

Last year a friend of mine was working on the cutest candy corn wreath for Halloween. I loved it but never got around to making one myself. We talked about that very wreath just the other day and it inspired me to think of a Christmas version. Hence I got to work on a very simple project - a peppermint wreath. I intend to wire this into the center of my green wreath for a punch of color and whimsy. (Although I haven't made it that far yet so for now I will just show you the peppermint part for now!)

To make a peppermint wreath you will need:

-Styrofoam wreath form
-Red duct tape
-1 large bag of unwrapped peppermints (I sprayed mine with Krylon Preserve It first)
-Hot glue gun & plenty of glue sticks

(Please ignore the pipe cleaners in this photo. I ended up not using them.)

This wreath is as easy as 1-2-3.

1.) Wrap the styrofoam with duct tape.

2.) Dab a bit of hot glue onto the back of each peppermint and attach it to the wreath. Start in the center, then work on the main part of the wreath and wrap up with the outer layer. (Remember to spray the peppermints with a protective spray if you plan to reuse your wreath. Follow the directions as listed prior to using.)

3.) Attach a ribbon of your choice for the wreath to hang from. (Or wire it into the center of a green wreath as I eventually intend to.)

And there you have it - a simple, festive project done in a snap.

Merry Merry!


  1. What did you use for a protective glaze? So cute, going to try this!

  2. Love this! My mother used to make them with the wrappers still on them. Wish I could find a picture. Happy Holidays.

  3. Very cute wreath! And your Thanksgiving cookies look way too cute to eat!

  4. This is so cute! I love it!


  5. so cute! love it! (new follower)

  6. I love this!!! I am a huge fan of red and white at Christmastime. I am sure my boys would love making this... thanks for sharing and linking up!! Merry Christmas!