I saw some adorable fake-peppermint candy topiaries in a shop recently, and thought, "I could totally make those." I set off to the craft store, with visions of peppermints dancing in my head.
white styrofoam cone
hot glue gun
peppermint candies, unwrapped
This is as easy as it looks and it comes with fresh breath guaranteed. I used 3 large bags of Peppermint Candies for two cones. I was three quarters of the way finished with my second topiary, and realized I was running out of candies fast, so I grabbed a knife and thought, "Off with your head! I didn't stand here gluing away and burning my fingers for nothing." Voila, my tree got instantly shorter and there were enough candies to finish my project. Klutzy girls like me should never be allowed near a glue gun...just sayin'. I had burning hot peppermints, sticking to my fingers, while four letter words, that would make my mother cringe, spilled from my mouth. Apparently, my language was as fresh as my peppermint breath.
Have you ever made a topiary? What kind did you make?
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