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!
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
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 found these on Amazon--why weren't they available when I was making these??) 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.