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.
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
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.