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starlight mint christmas wreath {a tutorial}

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starlight mints

I’m not sure where I got the idea for this Starlight Mint Christmas wreath…but the fact is, this was such a fun and simple craft project.

I’m using it as a wreath, but it’s also perfect as a centerpiece…just add a mason jar with flowers or branches (click over to see the rest of this gingerbread house party post!)

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Materials:

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Step 1: Spray your muffin pan with cooking spray. I gave it a really thorough coat; I definitely didn’t want these sticking! Add two mints per cup.

I tried different variations (2 of the same color, 2 different colors, stacked, side-by-side) to see what I liked best. For me, I think I liked two of the same color side-by-side, but it’s really up to you.

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Step 2: Place in a 350 oven for somewhere between 3-8 minutes. Just keep a good eye on them and pull once they’ve melted. Let cool.

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Step 3: Take your embroidery hoop, and begin hot gluing your mints around your hoop. I glued mints all the way around, and then began stacking/overlapping the mints for a second layer.

The star pattern I ended up with with unintentional, but I like how it turned out in the end.

starlight mints
starlight mints

Step 3: Next, you’ll want to seal your wreath so it lasts a bit longer and doesn’t get sticky. I used Mod Podge Hard Coat, applying three thin coats and letting them dry in between.

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starlight mints
starlight mints

I really love how unusual and fun this wreath is. 

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Thanks for reading all about my Starlight Mint Christmas wreath!

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Rick

Thursday 13th of December 2018

Great idea!!! Bravo... especially love Bethany’s input with using metal cookie cutters to make other shapes.... I’m thinking combining both these ideas to make tons of cool fun stuff assuming you could most likely use just about any hard candy... this can be done for any holiday,, any party, any season... the possibilities are endless..... I wonder how it would fare to put translucent colored hard candies on a full cookie sheet to make a faux stained glass window.... thanks for the idea!!! I am going to run miles with this one!!!!!

Angie johnson

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Can you use a metal muffin tin ? If sinhor long toncook?

Trish

Friday 7th of December 2018

So cool!!

Bethany

Friday 7th of December 2018

I used to make ornaments by laying metal cookie cutters on a cookie sheet and filling each one with hard candies. They melted into gingerbread man shapes, stars, etc. !

Just me

Thursday 9th of November 2017

Would spraying this with a craft sealer work better than hodge podge? Or even a spray poly acrylic.