Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome hoppers! Today I have a delicious peppermint ornament for you.
I started by cutting a 4 inch circle of Smoothfoam.  Once I had my circle cut I had to figure out the size I needed to cut my peppermint swirls(right now they look like blingy shark fins).   I used my template to cut the swirls out of the Iridescent Glitter Cardstock and the Candy Apple Red Glitter Cardstock.
When I had all of my swirls I glued them to the front and back of the Smoothfoam circle.  
Don't worry about the bit of overlap in the middle, we are going to cover that up.  I used a Snowflake and Heart Dew Drop on both sides. 
The sides were covered with a red frilly ribbon.  
Here's a better peek at the side.  It covers the raw edge of the Smoothfoam.  You could paint it or cover it with more paper too.  

Nobody wants to eat a mint that is out of the wrapper.  I made this wrapper out of a cellophane bag.
I cinched the ends with a bit of wire to hold them tight and covered the wire with Rusty Rose Ribbon

I added a bit of The Robin's Nest straw to make the hanger and my delicious mint is ready for the tree.  
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made my peppermint and feel inspired to create your own.
Merry Christmas in July!
Jess





The Robin's Nest



12 comments:

  1. So much fun, would be great to make a whole bunch of them.

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  2. OMG super cute.. great project

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  3. Wow! Amazing to make lots of them and give them as thanks in christmas!

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  4. I love this! It could make an awesome centerpiece too! Love it Jess!

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  5. This is so amazing!! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration for decorating the stash of cheese boxes I've been hoarding for altering. These will be minty perfect gift card holders :)

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  6. How fun! Looks good enough to eat!

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  7. These would be fantastic to decorate a banner!

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  8. I want to make a set of these ornaments! Cute! Cute! Cute!

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  9. Wow! This is such a fantastic creation for the holidays. I am so inspired by this.

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