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Peppermint Candy Twist Centerpiece

Peppermint Centerpiece by virginiasweetpea.com

This post is brought to you by Make It:Fun® Foam.  Making a centerpiece for a Christmas table can be one of the more challenging parts of entertaining.  I usually enjoy a traditional fresh greenery centerpiece but this year designed a whimsical peppermint twist one.  Can you see the twist?  Each row of peppermint is glued at a 45 degree angle but in the opposite direction, creating a “twist” effect.

Peppermint Wreath Detail

 

This centerpiece will work for casual meals with Christmas placemats and for more formal meals with a table cloth and our Christmas china.

Christmas Table with Peppermint Candy Centerpiece

 

I made my centerpiece after being invited to participate in FloraCraft’s Foam for the Holidays! promotion.  I’ve always wanted to make a peppermint wreath and am so glad I finally did.

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Making this wreath centerpiece wasn’t difficult but it did take hours of gluing!  Peppermint Candy Centerpiece or Wreath

 

How to Make a Peppermint Twist Centerpiece

Materials

White STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Wreath

Wire for hanger

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Marker or pen

Peppermint Candies (I used over seven pounds!)

Procedure

1.  If you plan to use this project as a wreath, twist wire around the form to make a hanger.  My original intention was to hang this but mine is nearly eight pounds and I’m afraid that it will fall and break if I hang it!

2.  Use a pen or marker to draw a line for the first row of candies around the top of the wreath.

Wreath Form and Line

3.  Glue peppermint candies to the wreath at a 45 degree angle.

Glue Candies at a 45 Degree Angle

 

Continue gluing until the first row is complete.

Peppermint Centerpiece First Row

 

4.  On the next row, reverse the direction of the 45 degree angle.  The following row will match the first one and the fourth row will match the angle of the second.  Repeat until the entire wreath is covered with peppermints.

Peppermint Centerpiece Four Rows

Peppermint Centerpiece

 

Adding a hurricane glass, candle, and greenery to the center of the wreath makes this a festive centerpiece for Christmas.

Peppermint Candy Centerpiece

 

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Peppermint Candy Wreath

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16 Comments

    1. Serena – It took hours to glue on all of those candies, not to mention a lot of gluesticks. I like doing that sort of thing, so it was fun for me to make.

    1. Joan – It hadn’t been sticky until today when the rain we’ve had made my home humid. I need to spray it with a sealer to protect it.

  1. This is so “sweet”, Paula. I love red and white for Christmas, and this is so beautiful on your table. I hope you enjoy it all season long. I’m pinning, for sure.

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