Friday, December 18, 2015

The Peppermint Tree

Many years ago my friend and I made Peppermint Trees table decorations for a Christmas luncheon.  Over the years I've made the trees to give as gifts. They are great for co-workers, friends, teachers or for the person who has everything :-)

Start with these basics -

I've always used hairpins, but you can use straight pins too.  I like the hairpins best because you can just pull a candy off the tree and the pin stays in place. You don't have to worry about discarding a straight pin.

Start with the bottom layer

 You can make the candies as tight or loose as you prefer.  I like to leave a little space between rows.

The closer you get to the top, you will need to angle the pins into the styrofoam.  
Cut pieces of thin green ribbon and pull them into a knot (not too tight) 
 then insert another hairpin

 which goes right into the tree.

Put as many or as few ribbons into the tree as you like.  I loop ribbon into another hairpin and stick it into the top of the tree.


a maidenhair fern said...

brilliant! what a great center-piece.

QuiltShopGal said...

Yummy #CreativeGoodness. So cute. What a clever idea.


margaret said...

very tasty!

QuiltSue said...

How clever. I can see me trying this, thank you.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

What a super cool idea!