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!

The Robin's Nest


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

  2. OMG super cute.. great project

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

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

  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 :)

  6. How fun! Looks good enough to eat!

  7. These would be fantastic to decorate a banner!

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

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


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I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.