Peppermint Ball Topiary Tutorial

Peppermint Christmas Decorations

Peppermint Christmas Decorations

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.

Wooden Flea Market Candlesticks

I gave them a coat of primer and paint also and they are all ready to be the base for my peppermint topiary’s.

White Wooden Candlesticks

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.

Peppermint Ball Topiary Tutorial

Peppermint Ball Topiary Supplies

Next I carefully unwrapped the entire bag of peppermints. Each ball used almost a whole bag of peppermints, so make sure you plan accordingly!

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Unwrapped Peppermints

Next you’ll just use your hot glue gun to start gluing the peppermints to the ball as close together as you can…

Peppermint Topiary Tutorial

Start Adding Peppermints

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.

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Keep Adding Peppermints

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!

Peppermint Topiary How To

Peppermint Topiary

Other Christmas Display Flea Market Finds

I found this little Joy sign at my Habitat for Humanity Restore for $1.

Flea Market Christmas Decorations

Flea Market Find

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.

White Joy Display

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.

Flea Market Christmas

Tinsel Tree

After that I decided I needed to add a little more red to the display and thought a peppermint ball topiary would be perfect!

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Peppermint Ball Christmas Display



11 Responses to Peppermint Ball Topiary Tutorial

  1. Ann says:

    What a great and inexpensive way to add a little Christmas cheer to your home. It all looks very nice on display.

  2. THese are adorable! I love inexpensive holiday decor ideas!

  3. Tenille says:

    I love this idea. SO cute and festive. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now. http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/12/link-it-up-wednesday-7.html

  4. I love the peppermint balls. Great idea!

  5. jenna says:

    wow love this! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Jess says:

    I love this idea! I also love using the glue gun, thanks for a simply and elegant tutorial.

  7. What a cute idea! So simple and sweet.

  8. Lindsay says:

    Hey, just wanted to let you know that I am going to be featuring this tomorrow from the Show & Share party! Thanks for linking up a great project!

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