The colorful stripes of peppermint candy go hand in hand with the holidays. Peppermint candy canes and wrapped candies are great for baking, snacking, and even decorating. In fact, why not use peppermint candies when decking out your Christmas tree this year? With just a quick trip to the dollar store, you can grab everything you need to create this assortment of simple peppermint candy Christmas ornaments. Take a peek!
Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments
- Small candy canes
- Circle peppermint candies
- Hot glue, glue gun
- Peel and Stick letters
We were able to find all of the materials we used for our project at our local dollar store. Use whichever color combinations you wish and that appeal to your tastes and décor.
Mini Candy Cane Ornaments
- To make the mini candy cane ornaments, unwrap an assortment of candy canes. It is easiest to go ahead and lay them out in the design you wish to make. We create two examples. First, there is a heart shaped ornament, then a spiral ornament.
- For the heart ornament, simply match your candy canes up to create a heart. Add a dab of glue to the bottoms and the tops where the candy canes meet. Cut a small circle of foam and apply a generous dab of glue to the back. Attach your candy cane hearts (you will need four) to the foam. Add a ribbon for hanging.
- For the spiral ornament, apply a generous dab of glue to the back of a foam circle. Begin placing the candy canes in a clockwise manner, adding a dab of glue where one candy cane touches the next. Add a ribbon for hanging.
JOY and PEACE Ornaments
- To make the word ornaments, you first want to peel and stick the letters so they spell out the word you wish to display. As you can see, we chose JOY and PEACE for ours. Peeling and sticking was so easy!
- Now, decide if you want your ornament to go vertically or horizontally. You want to create a row of mints (bare, no lettering) that is two mints longer than you word.
- On the bare mints, apply a layer of glue running all the way across (or down if going vertically) so you can then apply your lettered mints.
- Press the lettered mints to the glue firmly, placing them where each mint in the bottom row meets.
- Add a dab of glue to the back of the lettered ornaments and apply a ribbon for hanging.
With all of these ornaments, you want to allow plenty of drying time before hanging. You also don’t want to make your ornaments too big, as the ribbon will not be able to carry the weight of the mints.
Head to your local dollar store and grab the supplies you need to give these awesome peppermint ornaments a try! You are sure to come up with something sweet.