peppermint corner

The last few years, I’ve been decorating my house for Christmas primarily in faux greens and pine cones.  I have veered away from decorating with the traditional bright red other than my peppermint collection from years ago.  I don’t really like the taste of peppermints, but I do love to decorate with them.

To me, peppermints are cheerful and brighten up this end table in a dark corner of my living room.

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These bright red mugs that I found at a yard sale years ago are perfect for holding peppermints sticks in all shapes and sizes.

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Peppermints are a very inexpensive way to decorate.  I bought several bags of them in red and green from the Dollar Store for this project.  These orbs were created by hot gluing them to a Styrofoam ball.

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Gluing them around the base of a candle is an easy project and perfect hostess gift.

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You can cover Styrofoam cones to create trees, and once I even made a wreath out of them.  But you can also just throw them in a pretty container and set them out for eating.

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They mix nicely with red and green ornaments.   This sweet Santa is an authentic vintage Old World ornament that I found at a flea market.  He lives with the peppermints and is pretty special.

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Peppermints make great projects for kids, and the nice thing is, if stored properly, peppermints can be kept for years.  This collection is at least five years old.  Store in a tight container, but do not put them in the attic where they will melt into a hot mess.

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