Peppermint Frosted Candle


I am a busy little redheaded elf over here decorating up a {winter} storm for a very large Christmas tour I am included in this year {yippee}, and this darling “Peppermint Frosted Candle” made from dollar store supplies fits in beautifully! In fact, it looks like it rolled into town by way of a snowy trail! Speaking of snowy trails, if you stop by on December 7th {subscribe here}, I will show you exactly where I used this frosty globe, but until then, here’s how I made it for $2.00.

Oh, and before I get too carried away I should tell you there are many more dollar store Christmas ideas at the end of this post, so scroll all the way down if you have time.

Peppermint Frosted Candle

Just look how perfectly this snowball fits into my theme this year of minty green and peppermint red…I just love those 2 colors together, don’t you? When lit, the candle looks like actual frosty ice has developed onto the surface. Santa seems to think it looks pretty cool, too.

It kind of looks good enough to eat, so watch out for little kiddos that can get their hands (or mouth) on this. Make many, they would make fantastic gifts all wrapped up in clear cellophane with real candy canes tied on.

Peppermint Frosted Candle

Supplies Needed for Peppermint Frosted Candle

Everything you need to make this Peppermint Frosted Candle can be found at the dollar store. I lucked out and had everything except the globe and the epsom salt it only cost me 2 bucks.

  • Clear Glass Globe
  • Clear School Glue
  • Epsom Salt
  • Large Paint Brush
  • Candy Canes
Peppermint Frosted Candle

How to Make Peppermint Frosted Candle

  • Brush clear glue onto the exterior only of the candle and then roll in epsom salt.
  • Allow first coating to dry, and then paint on a second coat of glue over the already hardened epsom salt. This second coat of glue will help keep the shedding way down to almost none.
Peppermint Frosted Candle
  • Crunch up some candy canes in a plastic zip bag with a hammer. Use a towel to help decrease the noise.
  • Dip the top edge of candle into a paper plate full of clear clue and then dip it into a plate of candy cane pieces.
  • Allow to sit in candy cane pieces until completely dry. I waited an entire day.
  • Flip the candle over and knock off any pieces that aren’t on too good, and add others where needed with more glue.
  • Place a tea light or fairy lights inside and enjoy.
Peppermint Frosted Candle
Peppermint Frosted Candle
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11 Responses

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  2. Oh my gosh, that crushed peppermint is the perfect addition to these globes! So pretty for Christmas.

  3. How gorgeous is this?! I love the peppermint rim so much!!

    • Tina says:

      I have my granddaughters and neighborhood girls coming in couple weeks to make xmas decorations and gifts and I’m adding this to our list but I have been saving small jars for crafts and we will use those. I have big bins now for all the empty jars, jugs or other items that I think I can use for future projects plus its recycling and helps keep cost of materials down. When i have 5 girls wanting to make crafts it can get costly even if I’m going to dollar store so just thought I would mention it as a tip for anyone else.They will love smashing candy canes!! Will send pics after we make all of our fun items. Thanks for always giving great ideas

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  5. robert urtel says:

    This is GREAT, what a nice project for a family at Xmas, love to all, Dad in NY.

  6. Shelley says:

    My book club has an annual Christmas dinner together. One member always does a traditional Danish dinner, and I volunteer to make the favors. Since her cottage is decorated for Christmas in red and white, the traditional Danish colors, this will be the perfect favor! I can see them, each lit with a tea light, down the middle of the table while we break bread together. Thank you for such a fun and creative suggestion!

  7. Va says:

    Love this and will use with my grands visit!
    Thank you much

  8. Kaycee says:

    Hi Red, These candle holders are just perfect for Christmas, I love how they looked with your lit candle in them!

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