Peppermint Mail Post

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Peppermint Mail Post
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Sweeten your street this holiday season with a larger-than-life mailbox decoration.

What you'll need

  • 3 Styrofoam disks, 1" thick and 10" in diameter
  • Tacky glue
  • Red metallic ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Clear cellophane
  • Twist ties
  • Wire or twine

How to make it

  1. Stack and glue the three Styrofoam disks together. Then cut 2 3/4 inch-wide red metallic ribbon into six 12-inch lengths, trimming both ends of each piece into points.

  2. Glue the red ribbon onto the Styrofoam to form stripes. Start with one pointed end positioned near the center of the three-ply disk, then wrap the ribbon over the edge of the Styrofoam and glue the other end in place on the opposite side. Use straight pins to help hold the ends of the ribbons in place, then remove them once the glue has dried. Leave approximately 2 1/2 inches between the ribbons.

  3. When all of the red stripes are in place, wrap the giant candy in a 30-inch square piece of clear cellophane, scrunching the ends together and securing with twist ties.

  4. Attach the finished decoration to your mailbox with wire, twine, or a loop of strong tape. Just be sure to bring it in if the weather outside gets frightful.

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