DIY Peppermint Candle – Easy Holiday Decor Project

This DIY peppermint candle will add a festive looks and aroma to any table.  You won’t believe how easy (and fun) this holiday decor project is to make! Grab a bag of peppermints and let’s get started on this fun Christmas project..
Easy DIY peppermint candleT’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 scented Candle with have us dreaming of sugar plums and all sorts of other thoughts of the Christmas season as the light burns gently and gives off a lovely peppermint aroma.

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 Peppermint Candle!

Peppermint scented candles are all the rage at Christmas time and this easy project will give you one for yourself or for gifts in just minutes.

This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience.  You will need just a few supplies to make this Peppermint Candle.Supplies for the Peppermint Candle

Your candle making project will need just a few supplies:

 Start by unwrapping your Peppermints.  I ended up using about 60 of them to cover my candle. (plus a few for eating!)

Unwrap the peppermints

This fun holiday decor project is as much fun to make as it is to display in your home. 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!)Hot glue the peppermints around the candle, staggering each row slightly.

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.Trim peppermints to fit the diameter of the candle

Once the whole candle is covered in peppermints, hot glue the piece of Christmas ribbon over the very bottom row, flush with the bottom of the candle.Attach a festive ribbon to the bottom of the Peppermint Candle.

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 melted wax will heat the peppermint a bit.

Add some crushed peppermint in the top area of the candle

Time to display this lovely holiday decor project

Here is the finished DIY Peppermint Candle.  I guarantee you that your party guests will want to know where you purchased this delightful decoration!This holiday decor project is as much fun to make as it is to display
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.   This Peppermint Candle is right at home on a pretty holiday table.

If you are looking for easy and personal gift ideas for your friends, this lovely DIY peppermint candle is sure to delight.

Would you like a reminder of this easy DIY peppermint candle project? Just pin this image to one of your Christmas boards on Pinterest.

This DIY Peppermint Candle is simple to make and will have your home smelling great for the holidays.

Have you used peppermints in craft projects or made homemade Christmas candles? Tell us about your creation in the comments below.

Admin note: This post for a DIY Peppermint candle first appeared on the blog in October of 2013. I have updated the post to include a printable project card, new photos and a video for you to enjoy.

If you liked this fun holiday decor project, be sure to check out how I used whole peppermint sticks in a Candy Cane holiday vase here.  Candy cane vase

And try these Peppermint candy cane kiss cookies, too!Peppermint candy cane kiss cookies


Yield: 1 holiday candle

DIY Peppermint Candle - Easy Holiday Decor Project

This pretty peppermint is an easy holiday DIY that is completed in just minutes. Enjoy the hint of a peppermint smell as the candle melts.

Materials

  • 1 unscented white pillar candle – 2 3/4″ diameter
  • 1 bag of round peppermint candies
  • Piece of 3/8″ wide Christmas ribbon

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • 4 Hot Glue Sticks

Instructions

  1. Unwrap the peppermints. I used about 60 for my candle.
  2. Start at the front bottom edge, and hot glue your peppermints to the bottom of the candle. 
  3. Work out from the center front in both directions, because you will need to trim some peppermints to make them fit the diameter of the candle.  
  4. 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..
  5. If your candies don’t fit exactly, just use a sharp knife to trim off a bit of both sides of the peppermint. 'try to get all the trimmed candles somewhere near each other on the back of the candle so it would present well from the front. 
  6. Hot glue the piece of Christmas ribbon over the very bottom row, flush with the bottom of the candle.
  7. For extra aroma, add your candy trimmings into the top of the candle. 
  8. Display

Notes

TIP:  Add the glue to the peppermints, NOT the candle so that you don't burn holes into your candle.

Save the trimmed pieces to peppermint to add to the top of the candle for more aroma when it burns as the wax heats the candies..

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  3 comments for “DIY Peppermint Candle – Easy Holiday Decor Project

  1. Linda
    December 20, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I made these but don’t smell peppermint and candle is burning inward not melting and running over I also think that when or if the candle drups into the mints that the glue will melt the candies off candle. My question is did you really light up the candle to see if it really does smell?

  2. admin
    December 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Linda. I think it might depend on the diameter of the wick. Some wicks are very slow burning and will burn inward, and other use up a lot of wax and will spill over the sides.

    Yes I did light my candle up. It had a very light scent of peppermint.

    Carol

  3. Crystal
    November 16, 2016 at 1:45 am

    How do you keep the candies from becoming sticky?

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