I’m am so excited about this. Like for serious. I’m having my family over for Christmas Eve and *obviously* I’m going way overboard with the preparations. ;) Kate and I went to a birthday party this weekend that had a peppermint theme and it was awesome. Clearly I’m ripping the whole thing off for my party. lol.
First up are the centerpieces, peppermint balls. Gather your materials: flower pots (Ikea), floral foam spheres (Michael’s), peppermints (Target) and a hot glue gun.
Then unwrap the mints and start glueing! Side note, be careful not to glue the mints to your finger. Don’t ask.
At first, I thought I would start with a line of mints and work sideways, but that didn’t really work since the sphere is curved.
It started off good, but then the mints weren’t lining up like I wanted so I pulled them all off and started again.
I decided to try again working from the inside out and I was much happier with the results.
I just kept filling it in accepting (grudgingly) that there would be some weird gaps.
I sprayed the whole thing with hair spray to (hopefully) keep it from melting and/ or running.
I love the way they turned out! I’m thinking of adding a bit of teal ribbon just below the peppermints. Thoughts?
Oh, and super exciting, I just found out that I’m being featured on another blog! Squee! My advent calendar was featured at True Aim Education! Go check it (and all of the other awesomeness) out at True Aim Education.