I was running errands and prepping for our annual Christmas party, when I pulled into the driveway and noticed my large lanterns on the front porch were empty. Uh-oh!
I ran into the house and raided my supplies to find something I could quickly put together to fill the lanterns. Thankfully, I had been to Ikea recently and picked up two large red candles
Since it is Christmas, I also had a bunch of peppermint sticks. So, I decided the easiest thing would be to put them around the candle. Not wanting the hot glue to melt the candle, I first pinned a strip of red ribbon around the middle of the candle.
I unwrapped all of my little peppermint sticks.
Then, I hot glued them onto the ribbon around the candle.
I grabbed some extra ribbon and little mini ornaments to complete the project.
I simply tied the ribbon around the middle of the candle and covered the bottom of the lantern with the ornaments.
A quick 10 minute project squeezed in before the big party so that our front porch wasn’t bare! Just make sure, if you do something like this, your project is protected from the rain/snow so your sticks don’t wither away.
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