Peppermint Monogram Wreath

Our very good friends host our friend Christmas party every year so I thought I’d plan ahead for once and make them a festive peppermint monogram wreath as a thank you gift for hosting.  They’re also getting married next year, so I think a monogram wreath is appropriate– nothing says two becoming one like a monogram wreath.  Am I right?

How to make a peppermint monogram wreath!  GREAT handmade gift idea!

Here’s what you’ll need:

round peppermints
red hots
12 in. paper mache letter (purchased at JoAnn Fabric)
ribbon

Note: you won’t need the value bag unless you plan on making a bunch of wreaths.

Peppermint monogram wreath materials

I started by spray painting the letter with Rustoleum paint + primer in Colonial Red (satin).

monogram wreath

Then, I unwrapped what felt like 5,000 peppermints, placed them on the letter to determine the layout, and then I used hot glue to glue them into place.  As you can see, I went with three across.

After all the peppermints were glued down, I glued the Red Hots where the peppermints met.

peppermint wreath

I cut a ~20 inch piece of red, 1-1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon and glued it onto the backside of the letter.

attaching hanger

I made a bow and carefully glued it in the middle knot so it wouldn’t easily come undone.  Do this by putting the glue gun in the knot of the bow.

attaching bow

Then, I hung the wreath on a wreath hanger and glued the bow in the middle of the ribbon hanger.  So it looks like this.

bow

Tadah!  This wreath was pretty easy to make and took about an hour or so to make.

The only catch with this wreath is that if you don’t plan on shellacking it, I suggest displaying it indoors.  Also, don’t hang it in hot, direct sunlight– the glue can melt.

peppermint wreath 1

Want more Christmas goodness in your life?  Check out my other holiday projects here.

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Comments

  1. sherri says

    Hey Chelsea! I wanted to let you know I just found you on Pinterest and spent 90 minutes of my morning getting caught up on your blog. I love the variety among your posts and how down-to-earth you approach topics. Maybe it’s because we appear to be at the same place in our lives, but I think we’d be friends if you lived in my town! Thanks and keep up the good work!

  2. Erin says

    This is so very cute. I have a question. I live in FL so I’m thinking I will need to seal it somehow. Have you sealed yours and with what? I’m thinking some products would make it “melt”.. Can’t wait to make one. thanks for sharing. BTW you know you’ve got a great idea when KariAnne’s comment is first!

  3. Maria says

    Love this but I have a question ants??? I live in Miami and we have ants especially the little tiny ones that love sweets is there anything to spray on the candies to prevent them??

  4. Denise K.S. says

    Love the looks of this as well as how easy it seems. Was wondering tho… will adding all those candies make the box letter kinda heavy? Am concerned with the glued ribbon not holding tightly. Also wondering if it could be done with a smaller size letter… or different color scheme… the possibilities are endless! :-)

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