Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Visions of Sugarplums

 I was asked to help do some table decorations for an upcoming Christmas Party. I thought it would be fun to cut some circles out of wood, paint them white, put some vinyl on them and wrap them up to become Peppermints! 

 As I was making these, my mind of course started thinking of other things I could do with these fun little gems.  I thought I would share with you some of the ideas I came up with...

As shown above,  I hooked the peppermints together to make a Garland. They look great as a part of a Mantle Display...

As a Garland on a Christmas Tree...

To Go along with the famous book, Twas the night before Christmas...  This looks so cute across the Girl's Bed. It really is Visions of Sugar Plums dancing above their heads!

They look cute as an invite to a Gingerbread House making party... Make a ticket and tie it onto the end of one of them...

They also look cute stuffed in a box...

or as an accent on a Gift...

I thought these would make a fun teacher or friend gift. 
I cut some boards, about 7 inches long by 6 inches high.  Painted them white.  Cut some vinyl with Whimsical names about peppermints, placed the vinyl on. Glued a peppermint on the board to give it a 3-dimensional look and made some fun signs... (notice the 25 cents representing Dec. 25th)

And the Peppermint Co.

Want to make some of your own?  I took some scrap mdf that I had that is 3/4 in. thick.  I used the inside of a roll of duct tape as a guide for my circle.  I took my jigsaw and cut out the circles.  Notice the circles are not perfect!

I next sanded them down and rounded the edges...

Painted them white. Cut some vinyl on my Silhouette...

placed the vinyl on.  Some of the ends of the swirls did not stick and hung out over the edges, so I glued them down.  

wrapped them up with Cellophane and tied with some ribbon!  

If you make some, I hope you have fun with them like I have!

 ***IF you would like to see how I used a Peppermint to mark our Christmas Advent Calendar, you can see that here or by clicking on the photo below to read more about it...

With Much Love & Gratitude,

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  1. These are so cute! Can't believe you got them so round using a jigsaw! Love it!!!


  2. LOVE THEM! So creative. I like how you can use them in so many ways.

  3. HOW CUTE! How did you attach them together to make the garland...I cannot figure that out by the pictures above?

  4. Thank you so much! You could use Glue dots, or clear super grip glue to grabs fast. I used glue dots and they are fastened together on the bunched cellophane ends of each side of the peppermints right after the ribbons :)

  5. Where do I get the red vinyl? I want to make these but don't understand the red part at all :(. Thank you

  6. Hello! I purchased the red vinyl at hobby lobby or any craft store. I then cut the red vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. I downloaded one of their peppermint stripes from the silhouette store and sized it to fit the round circles in the silhouette studio that comes with the silhouette cutting machine. I then transferred the red vinyl once it was cut into peppermint stripes and placed it on the round circles after I had painted them white. I hope that helps.


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