Saturday, July 14, 2012

Peppermint Candy Crafts

These can be wrapped in a sandwich bag 
or piece of cellophane,
tied off, and give as gifts.
Or as a special treat in someone special's lunch box. 
                           


Found this idea for peppermint serving trays at: http://tuttobellablog.com/2011/12/19/diy-serving-tray-2/


All of the ideas below came from the one bag of candies from the dollar store with three left over. 

Materials On Hand:                   Project Cost: about $5.00
Kabob Sticks

Materials Purchased: 
bag of Peppermints $1.00
Parchment Paper $4.00ish   (can use wax paper instead)



Pre-heat oven to 350degrees. Bake 8-10 minutes.


While waiting for the trays to melt I found some kabob sticks and tried making festive lollipops. Using a sharp knife I shortened the sticks while removing the sharp end. Then I pounded the ragged edge on the counter to dull the end.


On the "flower" one I set the middle peppermint on top of the stick and balanced it with the surrounding candies so it wouldn't tilt sideways.


All three Peppermint Lollipops baked securely to the stick. I think these would make a great Thank You present for teachers or fun stocking-stuffers. Since they are thin and fragile they will need a little TLC while wrapping and transporting.




Next Year (2013) I'm going to try and make something like this from Crafty Misadventures.


5 comments:

  1. Audra, this is so cute. Thanks for linking up to Curb Alert!s Friday Block Party! P.S. and thanks for your sweet comment about my stocking initials. I was excited to find them this year at Walmart, believe it or not! Have a great weekend!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

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    1. I love your link-party! Great minds think alike!

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  2. Those are so cute. I actually don't like the taste of peppermint candies all that much, but I"m pretty obsessed with how cute they look. I'm thinking of doing my mantel in a red and white candy cane peppermint kind of look for Christmas this year.

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    1. I'm with you on the taste, too strong, but the colors are fun and bright! Look forward to seeing your peppermint mantle! New Follower.

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