Sunday, December 9, 2012

Stolen Cheer?

Growing up I was always told that copying is a form of flattery. As I've gotten older, and wiser, I tend to agree with that statement more and more.

At Thanksgiving this year, my sister-in-law told me her cool idea of making a wreath out of peppermint candies. I told her I thought that was cool. And that was that. Or so she thought.

I just couldn't let the idea go.... She had the BEST idea, and I needed to try it. now.

...So a week later I did.

This tutorial is brought to you on behalf of the artistic genius of Sarah. (Yeah, yeah. She probably found the idea from the depths of the internet or a magazine...)

Paper Ribbon
Hot glue gun
peppermint candies (I used about two bags of red and one of green)
1 (10oz) bag cherry sours
Ribbon for hanging

My total cost: $10
Total time: 1hr

The cheapest wreath I could find was a stick wreath like this:

After about ten minutes of wrapping paper ribbon around it, it looked better than I thought and I was on to hot gluing. I started with a pattern, and I got off course a few times, but overall I think it was a huge success. The Cherry sours help to fill any gaps, and add a nice finishing touch.
I did get a little over excited and picked up the wreath before it was fully dry and lost some cherry sours. I think I've retrieved them all, but I might have a fun surprise when I do the annual "clean behind the furniture" sweep.

The finished product is now hanging in my living room. I debated putting it on my front door, but as nothing is covering the candy, I didn't need wild animals, rodents, or hobos licking my front door. I think this brings quite a bit of Christmas cheer to my home, and sure makes me smile. Thanks, Sarah!


Anonymous said...

That is really good.

Mrs. 5C said...

SO COOL!!!! Steal my stolen ideas all you want! :)

Caroline said...

And it's even prettier in person :).