Sunday, December 16, 2012

Peppermint Chains---Adding Simple Holiday Detail

Back when Kat and I went to a craft fair in November, I spied a cute peppermint chain. The chain was simple but had the potential to add some easy and affordable holiday charm. Plus, I am a total fan of the peppermint, so having a chain or two of them around is alright by me! After my husband snagged several bags of peppermints, I set off to make some chains.

To make my peppermint chains, I used:
  • peppermints
  • curling ribbon
  • scissors
  • butter knife (for curling the ribbons)
 Assembling the chains is really simple. In fact, my seven-year-old was able to assemble some (with a little assistance).

I cut my ribbon into pieces that were about 7-8 inches long. You can cut your pieces before or cut them while assembling the chains (which is what I did). To tie the peppermints together, I lined up the knots in the wrapping of two pieces of peppermint. Then, I tied a piece of ribbon around the knots. It is important to keep these knots lined up so that the peppermints are tied well together.

The knots are lined up for tying.
Tying ribbons

I double knotted the ribbon. I attached the desired amount of peppermints this way. Lastly, I curled each ribbon.



Adorable and easy peppermint chains! My daughter and I have been adding them to some gifts to add a little flair. You can use them to add a little holiday wonderment throughout the house!

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