T’was the night before Christmas, when all though the house, we had candles with peppermints tempting the mouse! Oh, wait. I don’t think I have that one quite right! This pretty DIY Peppermint Candle with have us dreaming of sugar plums and all sorts of other thoughts of the Christmas season.Fun and easy Christmas crafts. That seems to be my motto lately. I LOVE to do projects, but don’t have the time to put into much in the way of intricate and elaborate decorations. I have always decorated like a mad woman for the holidays, and have a shed full of decorations that I have made or collected over the years.
For the last few years, I am more into spur of the moment crafts. These are projects that I can do by raiding my craft supplies, and spending a couple of hours putting a cute project together to share with my blog readers. And if I can reuse materials, it is even better. For me, now, crafting is more for the experience of it, rather than for something that I will store away for another year.
It’s time to make this DIY Holiday Peppermint Candle!
This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience. You will need just a few supplies to make this Peppermint Candle.
- 1 unscented white pillar candle – 2 3/4″ diameter (I actually used a partly burned one, and just tidied up the top by melting it upside down in an old frying pan to make it look new on the top again!)
- 1 bag of round peppermint candies
- Hot Glue Gun
- 4 Hot Glue Sticks
- Piece of 3/8″ wide Christmas ribbon
Start by unwrapping your Peppermints. I ended up using about 60 of them to cover my candle. (plus a few for eating!)
Starting at the front bottom edge, hot glue your peppermints to the bottom of the candle. I worked out from the center front in both directions, because (unless you are very lucky) you will need to trim some peppermints to make them fit the diameter of the candle. Once the first row is hot glued, add the next rows by staggering the peppermints so that they sit in the hollows of the row below. TIP: Add the glue to the peppermints, NOT the candle, unless you want holes in your candle (don’t ask me how I know this!)
If your candies don’t fit exactly, just use a sharp knife to trim off a bit of both sides of the peppermint. (Save the trimmings for later.) I tried to get all my trimmed candles somewhere near each other on the back of the candle so it would present well from the front.
Add your candy trimmings into the top of the candle. When the wick burns, it will give off a faint smell of peppermint if the candle burns long enough since the wax will heat the peppermint a bit.
Here is the finished DIY Peppermint Candle. I guarantee you that your party guests will want to know where you purchased this delightful decoration!
Add a bowl of peppermint candy near by and a few simple holiday decor items and you have a pretty little tablescape that will delight your party guests.
Have you used peppermints in craft projects? Tell us about your creation in the comments below.
See how I used peppermint sticks in a Candy Cane holiday vase here.
And try these Peppermint candy cane kiss cookies, too!
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