Here at Simply Salvage we’re always looking for ways to decorate without spending a ton of money. If there’s an excuse to get out the hot glue gun or spray paint…then that’s an added bonus! Here’s how I put together this little display for for $8, and a tutorial for how you can too!
Peppermint Ball Topiary Tutorial
First you’ll need to find something for your base. I came across these wooden candle sticks for $1 each some time ago at a thrift store.
I gave them a coat of primer and paint also and they are all ready to be the base for my peppermint topiary’s.
Once those were dry I got my supplies for the peppermint balls.
Hot Glue, Hot Glue Gun, Bags of Peppermints from the Dollar Store and (2) 4″ Foam Balls for $2.00 from Hobby Lobby.
Next I carefully unwrapped the entire bag of peppermints. Each ball used almost a whole bag of peppermints, so make sure you plan accordingly!
Next you’ll just use your hot glue gun to start gluing the peppermints to the ball as close together as you can…
Then just keep on going until the entire ball is full. This is a quick project, the glue dried very quickly to the peppermints and styrofoam making it very easy to handle as I went along.
Once the ball was completely covered I used a little hot glue to attach it to the top of my candlesticks…my very easy peppermint topiary was all done!
Other Christmas Display Flea Market Finds
I found this little Joy sign at my Habitat for Humanity Restore for $1.
And dressed her up with a little primer and white gloss spray paint. Now she fits in much better with my black and white living room.
This little glass tree was $0.25 at the same thrift store! I couldn’t believe it. I brought her home, added a little tinsel garland left over from last year to the inside, and had another REALLY inexpensive item to add to my display.
After that I decided I needed to add a little more red to the display and thought a peppermint ball topiary would be perfect!