Sunday, December 4, 2011

Peppermint Wreath

While decorating yesterday I realized that we don't have a Christmas wreath.  Huh? That either means we didn't have one last year or I got all you know you want to buy one in the after Christmas sales, threw it out and forgot.  I really want one made of ornaments but after pricing them yesterday, both the ornaments to make one or one already made, I just can't justify paying full price knowing in 4 weeks I can probably score one for 75% off.

Enter peppermints..........

I was at a craft fair the other day and a lady was selling the nice straw and green covered wreath forms for $1.  Yep, $1.  I don't know about you but I am lucky if I ever find any at Dollar Tree so I took the opportunity to stock up.  I picked up 2 bags of peppermints or star lights as they are sometimes called.  Spent a couple episodes of Army Wives unwrapping and hot gluing.  Sprayed it with clear acrylic coating, added a ribbon and hung it on the front door.  I highly recommend that unless you live somewhere really, really cold I would apply several coats of shellac or lacquer.  I haven't yet but will be since our front door gets a lot of direct sunlight and is black.

I love how it turned out.  Not sure about the shelf life until another Christmas but for less than $5 I think I can live with only using it one holiday season!



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18 comments:

  1. This peppermint wreath looks so yummy. And pretty too. I would love it if you linked to my linky party this week at http://www.eyehearttoday.blogspot.com/2011/12/last-weeks-linky-party-was-success-and.html

    I'm a new follower.

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  2. Hi, new follower via the Sasse Life(Sunday Social)

    http://www.sjb-myphotopage.com/

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  3. So pretty! this is a great idea.

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  4. The wreath looks great! I wonder if you sprayed it with some matte finishing spray if it would last longer?

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  5. This looks beautiful! I'd love if you would link up with the Christmas party I'm co-hosting with 17 other blogs http://ejoym.blogspot.com/2011/12/creating-christmas-linky-party.html

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  6. Super Cute! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie

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  7. Great job mama! I featured you today!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/12/toast-of-tuesday-what-i-wish-i-had-made.html

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  8. I'm over visiting from the Fingerprints on the Fridge link party. This wreath is awesome!
    ~Kara (your newest follower :)
    www.petalstopicots.com

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  9. Thanks for linking up! I just featured this project on my fb page :)

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  10. I love it! Peppermints scream Christmas!!!

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  11. Holy cow. Kudos to you for the patience it took to glue all those on! It looks sure cute for something that only costed $5. I could see that selling for a LOT more in a store. :)

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  12. Very cute! I can't wait to make one. I'm your newest follower!

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  13. This looks delish! I want to make one now! Thanks again for coming and playing with me at the frog party!!

    HUGS~
    Jenni

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  14. this is beyond darling! thanks so much for sharing it at last week's tip-toe thru tuesday party! just wanted to let you know that it will be featured at this week's party!

    stop on by and grab a featured button!

    also, i'm a new follower!

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  15. cute. I started to do a picture frame with peppermints but the peppermints ran like they melted! Your wreath is adorable!

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  16. Looks great! How very innovative of you! I'm impressed!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Best wishes for a fabulous New Year 2012!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. new follower from Night Owl Crafting! This is so wonderful! thank you for sharing. Now if only I can remember for next Christmas. I'll be interested to hear how it lasts. thank you so much

    http://www.cammostylelove.blogspot.com

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