Can you believe it is the 10th of December! Yikes, how did that happen?? Well, we’re back with another amazing Blog Hop. Peppermint is definitely the flavor of the season and it is also our theme for the month. and since I’m a tad bit obsessed with all things peppermint, I was thrilled for this month! I made some darling Peppermint Striped Candlesticks, and I can’t wait to share them with you!
I really love the striped and polka dot pumpkins I made this fall, and I thought the stripes would be perfect for the peppermint theme, and to add to my Christmas decor. I was right! I’m in LOVE with the red & white peppermint stripes!
I made a set of three–a stripe, a plain white, and a plain red. I also made them into candlesticks, by drilling a space for tea lights. I love how quick and easy these are to make–they were done in an afternoon, and that includes drying time!
-4×4 post, cut into 3 pieces, 10 inches, 8 inches & 6 inches (or other desired sizes)
-Drill and 1 1/2 inch spade bit
I used the same technique to make the stripes as I did with the pumpkins!
For the plain pumpkins, I like having the colors layered, so I painted the white post red first, then white, so when I sanded and distressed it, it would be white with red peeking through. I did the opposite for the red post. I also painted the entire striped post red first, then added the tape for the stripes and painted white on top. After the paint was dry, I used a sander to distress each piece.
I used a 1 1/2 inch spade bit (you can get them for as low as $6 as Home Depot) on my drill to create the opening for the tea lights.
I have these on my kitchen table and LOVE them! They would be darling for party centerpieces, and can be used indoors safely if you use battery operated tea lights. They would also look cute on a mantel, entry table, window ledge, and probably anyplace. ☺ I’m crazy about stripes, admittedly!!!
Here are even more peppermint flavored treats to share with you as well as some darling peppermint inspired crafts! Be sure and visit all the blogs to check out the details on their peppermint project. We’d love for you to pin the collage below, check out my (project) and then go see all of the other fabulous projects created by some of my blogger friends too. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!!