23 Nov 2016
November 23, 2016

Minty Peppermint Tree Project

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Credit for this project goes to Better Homes And Gardens

Minty Peppermint Tree Project
Choose a trio of craft foam shapes and glue on a variety of mints in red or green. Then top off your creations with tiny bow toppers.

Quick to make and so minty-fresh, these colorful topiary trees are made from candy that’s been hot-glued to a Styrofoam cone. We’ve displayed them on silver candlesticks for added elegance, but they can also just be set on your table or mantel.

You and your kids will have a blast making these gorgeous little trees.

6-x-3 white Styrofoam cone
9-x-3 white Styrofoam cone
12-x-3 white Styrofoam cone
3 candleholders made to hold 3-inch pillar candles
Red and white candies: round peppermints, red hots, candy canes
Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
If needed, cut 1/4 inch off the top of Styrofoam cone, so one candy can be hot-glued sideways.
Hot-glue candy to the cone starting at the bottom and working up to the top, completely covering surface.
For the candy cane tree, try a ‘dry run’ with elastics to hold the canes in place to get desired spacing.
Place the finished trees on wide candlesticks designed to display large pillar candles. Secure with a dab of Tacky Wax or floral clay if desired. Or set the trees directly on the table or on a plate of greenery.
To make a minty place-setting decoration, hot-glue a flat, round peppermint candy to the center of each candy cane. Let dry, then use as a table decoration on each napkin. Or tie a ribbon around each napkin and add a candy cane underneath the ribbon.

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