Create Your Own Peppermint Ornament

Say it Rah-shay By Dec 01, 2017 1 Comment

r’s note: Thank you to A.C. Moore for providing a gift card and craft ideas. All original thoughts are mine.  

I’m not feeling the Christmas spirit; too much to do and the feeling that there is not enough time to do it so of course I ambitiously joined a blog hop for 12 days of Christmas ideas and activities!

Today we are sharing homemade ornaments.

Originally I wanted to knit or crochet an ornament, something like this little amigurami I made a few months ago but then I spied this peppermint ornament at my daughter’s school and switched direction. A trip to A.C. Moore, repurposing some supplies around the house and I was able to recreate the ornament.

Supplies used:

  • Glitter foam sheet (it is self-adhesive!)
  • Foam circle
  • pencil to draw the stripes
  • scissors to cut
  • hot glue gun (originally I thought I would need this for the foam)
  • Not pictured:
    ruler to measure (as much as I’d like to think I can eyeball things, I cannot)
    beads (to hang the ornament on the tree)
    extra pill bottle to make a circle


Say it Rah-shay| Peppermint Ornament

I started by gathering all material. (I mention this because I am usually running around looking for supplies and making a mess!)

Measure your foam piece. Mine was 6 inches and after measuring the circle in the middle I made the “stripes” about two inches long.

Say it Rah-shay| Peppermint Ornament

I used the back of the foam to roughly draw the “stripes” and after getting shapes tat I like, I cut them out and adhered the shapes to the foam.

Say it Rah-shay| Peppermint Ornament

Using the hot glue gun, I attached the beads and, after letting the glue cool, had created a cool ornament!

Say it Rah-shay| Peppermint Ornament

The whole craft took about 20 minutes to create.

Say it Rah-shay| Peppermint Ornament

When I make this again, I will get some glitter to make the foam pop. I realized that the foam is a bit flat and while I am not a fan of glitter, I am a fan of making something simple look more elegant.

I used a low heat hot glue and my beads stayed put. Bonus: I did NOT burn myself!

The foam is a bit bigger than what I would usually ike for my tree so for future “peppermints” I will look for small discs.

This craft was fun to complete and would make a wonderful project for a Crafternoon!

So tell me…what are you crafting?




Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

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Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

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I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

1 Comment

  1. This is so cute. I love the idea of a peppermint candy on the tree.

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