I’m all about easy when it comes to decorating for the holidays. Especially when I’m making the decorations myself! This DIY Peppermint Garland can’t get any easier.
The hardest part is not eating the candy. If you can pull that off you’re golden. I was even able to make one holiday garland in the dark in a moving car. And that’s not a humble brag about my crafting skills, it’s really that easy.
The second hardest part is finding the right type of mints, make sure they have the twisted ends not the heat sealed ones.
Peppermint Garland Supplies:
? Craft Wire (I used 24 gauge, 30g is too thin and can’t hold up the the weight of the mints)
? Peppermint Candy (the kind with the twisted ends, not heat sealed)
? Wooden spoon or dowel
1. Fold about 2 inches of the wire around the spoon and twist it creating a hanging loop
2. Move down about 2 inches and start adding mints. Twist 1-1.5x around one side, pull the wire across the mint and twist it around the other end
3. Add another mint about 4 inches down, continue until you’ve added about 6 mints
4. Wrap the wire around the spoon from mint-to-mint and pull the spoon out, keep wrapping until you’ve got all the spaces curled up
5. Continue adding mints and wrapping until your happy with the length. The weight of the mints adds up quickly and it’ll pull the curl out of the wire if you add too many so it’s best to make a few short strands than one long one.
Hand the finished garland on your tree, drape it over a bookshelf or between a set of stocking holders, maybe a set of DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Stocking Holders?
Don’t forget to PIN this to your Christmas Board!
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