Janssen’s with us today sharing one of her favorite Christmas crafts from her childhood. I love the idea of using these around candles on a table or as an extra-special gift topper. And don’t worry, she’s got tips on how to avoid a sticky mess.
I remember making these as a child, but we used tiny tart pans, so I never made them myself until last year (because I didn’t OWN tart pans, tiny or otherwise). Then I thought, “I wonder if you could do these without a tart pan.”
And, in fact, you can. These were one of our favorite activities from our advent activity calendar this year. Cute and inexpensive wreaths, no specialty equipment required. I love these for easy ornaments, cute decorations, or simple gift toppers.
Also, children are great for unwrapping peppermints (although they may eat some along the way).
- Silicone pan liner or parchment paper
- A small round jar or bottle
- Twine or ribbon
- ModPodge or other sealer (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper.
- Using a small jar or bottle as a guide, arrange your peppermints in a circle. Remove your guide bottle.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the mints are melted together. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
- (optional) Seal with ModPodge to keep them from getting sticky or attracting bugs.
- Attach to twine if you wish to hang them or use them as ornaments, or glue to ribbon and use them as gift toppers.
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