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Deck the halls with some of these Christmas decorating ideas! You can easily turn your house into a festive home this holiday season with these 18 homemade Christmas decorations.

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Peppermint Sweets Christmas Wreath

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This sweet candy Christmas wreath idea doubles as a holiday decoration and an advent calendar. Count down the days until Santa's arrival with a special treat from the wreath.  Kids will love this creative advent calendar and wreath idea.

Handmade Candy Christmas Wreath

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Products:
    • Wreath, 6" x 1-1/4" x 5/8"
  • Heavy gauge cardboard
  • 45" solid green cotton fabric, 1/8 yd.
  • 1" pompom gift bows or 1/4" ribbon in Christmas colors (optional)
  • Beaded head straight pins, red or white
  • Scissors
  • Nails with small sawtooth hanger
  • Hammer
  • Ruler
  • White, thick craft or low temperature glue gun with glue sticks
  • Starlight mints

 

Steps:

  1. Trace around wreath on cardboard; cut out and glue to back of wreath for reinforcement.
     
  2. Cut three 1" x 45" strips from green fabric. Neatly wrap strips around foam wreath to cover, gluing ends to secure.
     
  3. Hot glue sawtooth hanger to back of wreath. Tap in nails with a hammer for added stability.
     
  4. Pin Starlight mints to wreath, covering wreath completely.
     
  5. Embellish wreath with pompom bows or tie grosgrain ribbon in bow and pin to wreath (optional).
     

Related Link:

O Sweet Christmas Tree

 

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