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