How to make sparkling, Peppermint Candy Trees

Good morning. It’s a rainy Sunday morning here, and unseasonably warm. I’m trying to channel snowflakes and crackling fires as I continue the Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel series. Today’s project is the quintessential Christmas candy tree – a Peppermint Candy Tree made with starlight mints. Designer Rebekah Meier made this candy tree with glue, and added holiday sparkle with glitter spray, so it’s not edible. If you prefer, you can make an edible Peppermint Candy Tree with frosting instead of glue, and without glitter spray.

So adorable for a Christmas mantel! I love the red & white color scheme. CraftsnCoffee.com

Rebekah Meier added sparkling Glitter Spray to her Peppermint Candy Tree, giving it lots of holiday shimmer. She also designed the Peppermint Snowman, and she’ll share his tutorial later this week.

To make a Peppermint Candy Tree, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” cone
  • Starlight mints, three bags
  • Glitter Spray (Rebekah used Krylon® Glitter Blast™)
  • Low-temp glue gun
Peppermint Candy Tree tutorial -- perfect for Christmas decorating!

Use frosting instead of glue if you’d like to make an edible candy cone. Experiment with the frosting to find a consistency that will grip the candies firmly.

To make a Peppermint Candy Tree:

1. Unwrap candies. Starting at the bottom of the cone, glue a row of mints around the base.

2. Repeat, adding rows of mints till you reach the top.

3. Glue a peppermint disc onto the very top of the cone.

4. Following manufacturer’s instructions on the can, spray the Peppermint Tree with glitter spray.

(Remember, substitute frosting for the glue, and skip the glitter spray, if you’d like to make an edible Peppermint Candy Tree.)

I hope you’re up to something crafty this weekend. We made a little Thanksgiving paper craft last night, and hope to craft a little more later today.

See you tomorrow with the next installment in the Red & White Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel series.

I love red & white for Christmas! And this is an adorable, Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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