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Minty Peppermint Tree Project

Choose a trio of craft foam shapes and glue on a variety of mints in red or green. Then top off your creations with tiny bow toppers. See our online video for ideas and tips.

Quick to make and so minty-fresh, these colorful topiary trees are made from candy that's been hot-glued to a Styrofoam cone. We've displayed them on silver candlesticks for added elegance, but they can also just be set on your table or mantel.

You and your kids will have a blast making these gorgeous little trees.

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  • 6-x-3 white Styrofoam cone
  • 9-x-3 white Styrofoam cone
  • 12-x-3 white Styrofoam cone
  • 3 candleholders made to hold 3-inch pillar candles
  • Red and white candies: round peppermints, red hots, candy canes
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks


  1. If needed, cut 1/4 inch off the top of Styrofoam cone, so one candy can be hot-glued sideways.
  2. Hot-glue more candy to the cone, completely covering surface.

More Ideas

  1. Place the finished trees on wide candlesticks designed to display large pillar candles. Secure with a dab of Tacky Wax or floral clay if desired. Or set the trees directly on the table or on a plate of greenery.
  2. To make a minty place-setting decoration, hot-glue a flat, round peppermint candy to the center of each candy cane. Let dry, then use as a table decoration on each napkin. Or tie a ribbon around each napkin and add a candy cane underneath the ribbon.

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