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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!

Peppermint Monogram Wreath Supplies

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

Step 1: Paint the Letter

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

monogram wreath

Step 2: Glue on the Peppermints & Red Hots

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

Step 3: Attach the Ribbon Hanger

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

Step 4: Add a Bow

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

Are you a peppermint lover? Check out my favorite peppermint products!

peppermint products

You may also like my peppermint Christmas trees!

Red and Green Peppermint Christmas Tree

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Red and White Peppermint Christmas Tree

Beautifully decorated red and white Christmas tree with candy cane accents!

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

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31 Comments

  1. LOVE it!

    Seriously.

    This made my heart totally smile. 🙂

    Happy day rock star!
    karianne

  2. Such cuteness! I love it!

    And thanks for the Pinterest Party today, lady! It was lots of fun (and so inspiring!)

  3. 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!

  4. Super cute Chelsea!! I think these would be cute to hang on the kids bedroom doors too!!

  5. The red hots totally make this. I’ve seen so many others that I haven’t loved but I’m digging the peppermint/red hot combo!

  6. This is a wonderful idea…

  7. Love it! But, where do you get the letter box? I don’t remember ever seeing them at AC Moore?

    1. I think it is a keeper for me. Only one question. You mentioned shellacking it, but did not say how. My front door faces the sun. Great idea. I’m doing DIY gifts this year. ALL MY GIFTS FACE THE SUN.

  8. So cute!! We are about to move to a new place, so I’ll have to make one of these for my front door! 😀

  9. This is the cutest idea! This idea is so bright and Cheery! I may post it on my page and link to ya 🙂

  10. 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!

    1. I didn’t seal this one because my friends’ will be putting it on their front door and since we live in Indiana ants shouldn’t be an issue this time of year. You could try something like Rustoleum’s Clear Gloss spray (found here: http://amzn.to/18wPDLC).

  11. 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??

  12. Hi Chelsea, this is adorable! And very clever. Thanks so much for linking up to our blog party. Have a wonderful holiday. Your friends at HomeGoods

  13. This looks like such a fun project! I bet it even smells good:)

  14. This is the first project like this that I’ve really liked. I’m definitely going to do this one!

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  16. 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! 🙂

  17. Leigh Ann G says:

    I love this! I made one for myself, my mom, mother in law, my husbands grandma and my step-mom! Thanks for the awesome idea! So festive and easy!

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