Can you believe it’s December already? Wasn’t it just June? I remember thinking the saying “time flies” was just one of those things older adults said. Much like walking to school in the snow, up hill both ways. Sadly now I completely understand what they meant…this year has flown by!
Last year on a last minute, right before Christmas trip to Pike Nursery I noticed their fun outdoor decorations. They had these large peppermint patties. It took me a minute but then it hit me…they made them. So I snapped a photo thinking I should give it a try this year.
- Red (or any color) cellophane wrap
- Ribbon or twine
- Clear Plastic Flower Pot Saucers (mine are 6 inch)
- Cut your cellophane into pieces larger than your saucers. I doubled the diameter of my saucer, so 12 inches square for each 6 inch saucer. Don’t worry if you have too much on the sides you can trim that later.
- Lay your first saucer in the middle of one of your pre-cut cellophane pieces, open side up.
- Pull the bottom half of the cellophane up and over the top of the open saucer. Secure it with tape.
- Pull the top half of the cellophane down and hold closed with a tiny piece of tape.
- Now carefully gather one of the ends and tie with a small piece of twine. You could also just use your decorative ribbon but since they will be outside I wanted to tie them with something a bit stronger. Don’t worry if your ends are a bit long, you can always trim them when they are finished.
- Repeat the gathering and tying process on the remaining side.
- Now, cut pieces of your decorative ribbon, and tie over the twine to decorate your candy.
Want to make your candy into an extra large bunting to hang along your front porch?
Easy, just add your bunting twine or robe in behind your ribbon ties, hang, and enjoy!
All of the supplies listed above were found at my local dollar store! I spent a total of $3.00 which would make over 6 of these large candy pieces which supplies left over for a couple other projects you’ll see very soon
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