Giant Peppermint Candy Christmas Garland Decorations

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I love Christmas, but I don't do much in the way of outside decorating.  I wish I did.  But neither my husband nor I prioritize that during the busy holiday season, so I content myself with a few strands of lights around a couple bushes and a wreath on the front door.  But I did add a little extra something to our outside decor this year, and it's a nod to my gingerbread obsession.

Giant faux peppermint candies on the wreath and garland!

If I had all the money in the world, I't totally deck out my house as a giant gingerbread house.  Or hire someone to do it, at least, since I definitely don't have the time for that.  

But I do love how this is a little bit gingerbready!  Ready to find out just how easy these are to make?  Head to Page Two for the full tutorial.

Giant Peppermint Candy Garland Decorations Tutorial

These large-scale peppermint candy decorations and the perfect size for wreaths and garlands.

Materials for Large-Scale Peppermint Candy Decorations:

  • 8" paper plates
  • cellophane wrap
  • red craft paint
  • tape

I originally wanted to just buy some paper plates that look like peppermints.  Surely they'd be easy to find, I thought.  I thought incorrectly, evidently.  (I have since searched and found these at Pier 1).  So I bought some small (dessert size) paper plates, turned them over, and painted on some swirls with red craft paint.

After the paint had dried, it was a simple matter to wrap the plates in cellophane, and secure the twisted ends with a bit of tape.  You could also use string or a bow, but real candies aren't tied with a bow, so I stuck with clear tape.

They were easy to tie on to my garland and wreath decorating my front door, and I love the addition to my collection of holiday decor.  

 

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido