DIY Peppermint Wreath

A few weeks ago I was asked to make two peppermint wreaths for a Christmas women's evening at my church. I used this tutorial from Gwynn Wasson Designs as guide. I am not going to lie, this wreath is a bit time consuming, but it's easy and beautiful in the end! 

Here is what you need to make your own: 
- Two bags of star brite mints
- 1 Styrofoam wreath (mine was about 13 inches)
- Red duct tape (you could also use red ribbon or felt)
- Hot glue 
- Clear acrylic spray/shellac (optional)
- Decorative ribbon

1. Unwrap the mints, discarding the wrappers. This was the most tedious part! Place the mints in a bowl. I lined the bowl in parchment paper to prevent them from sticking to the bowl. 


2. Next, wrap the wreath in duct tape, covering all pieces of the styrofoam.

3. Hot glue one ring of mints starting from the center of the wreath, and add additional rings working your way around the wreath. I used a pattern where each mint was glued in the empty space between each mint in row below it (a brick pattern).



4. Keep adding the mints until you reach the outer edges of the wreath. The picture below was the start of my last row on the wreath.

5. Once I added all of the mints, I took it outside and sprayed a clear acrylic spray all over to shellac it. This helps the mints to not melt in the hot weather we currently have here in Florida!  

6. Add a piece of decorative ribbon, and hang! 


This week I am linking up with these lovely ladies! 
Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party
Find Your Craft Friday at BabyBerry
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
The Allred Abode's Monday Myriad Party

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! xoxo Meggan

13 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! I love the ribbon you used to hang it with. The wreath reminds me of the beginning of Elf, when he walks through the 7 layers of the candy cane forest :-)

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  2. Oh my word this is beyond adorable! I might have to make one. xo

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  3. I've done peppermint trees but never thought of a wreath. Cute! Enter to win 5 shirts from StyleMint!

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  4. Super cute!! Making a wreath is on my list for this weekend! So amny cute ideas...

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  5. This is so cute!! I'm going to have to try this, only problem is that my fiance loves peppermint and I would have to fight him for the bag! :)

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  6. This is so fun!! You made it so perfectly!

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  7. This is too cute and it looks fantastic!

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  8. This looks so good! I love peppermint everything and had seen a similar wreath and thought about making it. I thought it would be time consuming though. Way to go on yours - your efforts paid off! :)

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  9. This is SO cute, and looks pretty easy. My kind of craft ;) Thank you for sharing!!

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  10. what a great idea!

    xx
    alyssa
    http://wereaucourant.blogspot.com

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  11. What a cute idea... and great instructions. I've added this post to my Christmas pinterest board, so I don't forget about it for next year!

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  12. OMG this is ADORABLE!!! I love how it came out.

    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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