Simple Peppermint Wreath

I’ve been staring longingly at my sweet friend, Myra’s peppermint wreath for a while now.  It is stunning, and like everything she does, so cheerful and purposefully happy.

Last week, just as the Christmas-oh-my-word-I-haven’t-bought-a-single-gift-itis hit, I did what any proper woman would do.

I sat down and crafted my own version.

DIY Peppermint Wreath | Christmas Decorating Ideas | Perfectly Imperfect

While it may seem intimidating or extremely tedious, this project is really simple and quickly done.

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Here’s what you’ll need for this version:

  • 1 large bag peppermints (or up to 3 smaller ones–this big bag costs $4.)
  • 12 white foam wreath form
  • hot glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • ribbon
  • maybe a very large Diet Dr. Pepper

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First, you’ll want to save the task of unwrapping each peppermint until you can sit down and do something else at the same time.  We snuck in Love, Actually on a Sunday afternoon and went to work.

*Just a tip here: do this when you’re ready to make the wreath…you don’t want to let the peppermints sit and harden to form one large ball like I did.  Breakage can occur.

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I followed Myra’s lead and started on the inside, close to the bottom of the wreath.  You’ll only add peppermints to the front of the wreath form so it will sit flush against the wall.  You can see how concerned I was with perfect lines.

If you’re going to use cinnamon imperials like Myra did, you’ll want to stagger your peppermints, but with this plain peppermint version, you’ll only want to stagger the line above this first one.  After that, you’ll want to glue the peppermints as close together as possible to avoid lots of large gaps on the front.

That’s it….just glue them on, one after another until you’re done.

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I left a gap at the top/middle to hang the wreath with ribbon, and you really can’t tell unless you’re staring at it very closely.  Plus, your ribbon will lay flat this way.

And while I didn’t have time to perfectly stage our home to show you what the wreath looks like in the room, I threw caution to the wind and snapped a picture anyway.

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We’ll probably snip a longer ribbon and hang the wreath from the curtain rod in the middle, but for now, this works just fine.  I hope I can finish up decorating the house in the next day or so and host a little tour for you guys soon.

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I loved creating this simple and festive wreath–plus, it’s really funny to catch the kids sneaking a taste.

I mean, er, it appalls me & I immediately chastise them.

Let me know if you give this project a try–I think this will be a tradition in our home for years to come!

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4 Responses to Simple Peppermint Wreath

  1. Myra @ MyBlessedLife.net December 10, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Absolutely stunning, my friend! :) I hope you have a good day. xo

  2. Claire @ A Little Claireification December 10, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Very cute!! When I see those I always wonder if there is a way to shellac them or seal them (a la surfboard style) to save it for the next year. Or is that just gross and cheap?? ;) Love the idea! Happy Monday!!

  3. Linda December 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    Reminds me of years ago when I made one of these–left in the wrappers and for the life of me, can’t remember how I attached them to the wire hanger–anyway, we stored it in the “shed” outside with all the other Christmas ornaments when the holidays were over. The next year, when we pulled out all the Christmas things, there was nothing left but the wire hanger and the all the wrappers–there are some fat little mice running (or waddling) around somewhere.

  4. aussiebeachgirl December 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Love it! Such a cute idea, and wonderfully bright. Too bad it wouldn’t work for us here in Aus. Imagine all that goo dripping down the windowpanes??!! Heather x

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