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.

Easy, inexpensive, large scale peppermint decorations for Christmas made from paper plates.

Giant faux peppermint candies on the wreath and garland!

Easy, inexpensive, large scale peppermint decorations for Christmas made from paper plates decorating a 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.  

Easy, inexpensive, large scale peppermint decorations for Christmas made from paper plates decorating a wreath

But I do love how this is a little bit gingerbready!  

Giant Peppermint Candy Garland Decorations Tutorial

Easy, inexpensive, large scale peppermint decorations for Christmas made from paper plates decorating a wreath

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

paper plate, cellophane wrap, and red paint on a black chalkboard background.

Materials for Large-Scale Peppermint Candy Decorations:

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

Paper plates being painted with red swirls to look like giant peppermint candies.

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.

Paper plates decorated to look like giant peppermint candies.

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.

Easy, inexpensive, large scale peppermint decorations for Christmas made from paper plates decorating a wreath and garland.

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.  

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