Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Wreath (any size), Peppermints (about two bags), Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue, Ribbon, (Optional) Holiday Ornament
I got a new post for you today! A holiday wreath! It’s one I did for the Make it Fun Blog. I’ve been in full force getting the house festive for Christmas. I love decorating for the holidays and getting into the Christmas spirit.
This is my first actual Christmas craft of the year!! WOOHOO! I’ve been wanting to make a peppermint wreath for years!!! They look so pretty and simple to do and I was thrilled that I had finished mine in about an hour.
This is also a perfect project for a craft night with the girls! It’s an easy craft so that everyone can gather their own supplies, all they need is a foam wreath, peppermints, and LOTS of hot glue! Add a little wine and you got a fun night!
Step 1 – Pick Wreath Size
Start off by picking the size wreath you want. I chose a 12″ wreath form. This style foam wreath works best as the face and sides are pretty flat and easy to glue to.
Step 2 – Unwrap Peppermints
Unwrap your peppermints. This part takes the longest…but on the plus side, you can eat the broken ones!
If you can recruit your kids for the unwrapping, do it! Although they weren’t pleased when I told them I was using them for a wreath. They wanted to eat them ALL!!
Step 3 – Add Peppermints
Add a little glue to the back of the candy and place it on the wreath. I started on the top and worked my way around in rows. This is super easy. There’s no wrong way to make this wreath!!
Continue gluing the candy in rows until it is completely covered. You can leave the back uncovered to save some time.
Once you’re done, then you can add some decorative ribbon around the top to hang! I found this adorable car ornament at the craft store and I knew it would be perfect to accent the wreath. I glued it to the inside of the wreath.
I am really excited with how this wreath turned out!! I think it looks so pretty. I might even cover some foam cones to match next!
Here’s another holiday wreath but this one is a Valentine Conversation Heart Wreath. I’m on a lookout now for holiday wreaths using candy!
I thought this was too funny not to share. Once Christmas was over, I was debating on what to do with the wreath. I have a 4-year-old son and he begged me to put the wreath in his room. So I decided to do so. A couple days later my son walks over and had red stuff dripping all over his face. My hubby said that was the second time that happened that day and he had no idea what it was. I light went off and I ran to his room, he had been licking the wreath and eating the peppermints. I shared on my personal social media page and my friends thought it was the funnest thing ever.
So I had to share my little funny story in this post. SOOO make sure to keep the wreath out of reach from young kids, because they might eat it, lol.