Thursday, December 17, 2009

Peppermint Stick Planter

In the December 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens’ Christmas Ideas magazine, I saw a project involving decorating a square glass vase with candy canes (page 10, article entitled “Merry in Minutes”). The finished vase was filled with fresh red carnations anchored in floral foam. I decided to give this idea a try.

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Using Bob’s Peppermint Sticks bought at Cracker Barrel for 99 cents per bag, I hot glued each candy stick to the sides of a square glass vase. It’s sealed with clear acrylic spray. Then I put a wired red velvet ribbon edged with white around the base, hot gluing it in a couple of places so it won’t slip off.

Instead of fresh flowers, I planted a small rosemary plant in my new vase. Not only does the rosemary look like a small Christmas tree, it's useful in the kitchen and has a wonderful fragrance.


Storybook Woods said...

Oh this is very sweet ~~~~ xoxoxo Clarice

LittleGemsbyKari said...

soo pretty!

Yummers! said...

I love the idea of the rosemary!! We'd never find that in Wisconsin at this time of the year!

Merry Christmas Junie!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh wow! Is that ever cute! Those would make adorable gifts too. I just saw those rosemary trees in the grocery store last week -- thanks for the great idea Junie Moon!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very sweet and festive idea, June! It looks so pretty. I love the scent of rosemary.

dutchcomfort said...

Great idea and wonderful to look at!

Bridgett said...

What great looking rosemary!

And the vase idea is just perfect! Love it!