Don’t you love when restaurants have those red & white round peppermint candies in a bowl by the exit?
Am I guilty of taking a huge handful and keeping them in my coat pocket?
Darn “starlight” right I am!
My Mom recently saved me her issue of Midwest Living.
My first thought…
They beat me too it!
I’m making a candy wreath too.
I had visions of a big round wreath with loads of peppermint starlight candies adorned all over it.
Layers and layers of red & white sugary goodness.
A big satin red bow at the bottom.
Well, I almost got there…
here’s my “Peppermint Starlight Wreath”:
not so cute.
Usually, I’m the one telling you to, “Do this, do that…it’s easy”.
This time I’m telling you…
“DO NOT DO THIS!”
HAVE A CUP COFFEE W/ PEPPERMINT CREAMER INSTEAD
In case you decide not to listen to my red flag warnings,
learn from my mistakes instead.
I actually started with a round cardboard cut out that I painted white.
It became way to flimsy, so I switched to a thick square one instead.
I also painted that white.
I glued the starlights on with hot glue.
Then I ran out of glue sticks, so I used a permanent glue I had on hand.
Both worked, but tons fell off, and I had to reapply often-grrr.
Spacing was difficult. I didn’t measure, I just winged it.
After a couple of hours I finally got everything on there that I wanted and I cut out the center.
The entire process took way too long, and my back was on fire.
Now I’m worried if I put it outside everything will end up in a big pile on the ground.
I ended up displaying it on our foyer table…much safer.
Then I realized it looks like a frame 🙂
So I put one of my candy girls in it.
Am I happy that I made it?
Yes…it’s very festive , and works well with the rest of our Christmas decor.
Do I recommend doing this.
No way Peppermint Patty!!
Skip this one.
You will find these ideas much easier…
See you Sunday my friends~Tags: Christmas Wreath, Peppermint Wreath, Starlight Wreath Posted by