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This is my first Christmas in Florida and the warm weather has thrown me for a loop. I know it’s usually warmer down here than everywhere else across the country, but I never expected to be walking around wearing shorts in 80° weather during December. Don’t get me wrong because I really enjoy the weather! It’s just going to take some time to get used to. Remember that I’ve spent the last three winters in Colorado in freezing weather and snow. Now that it’s the complete opposite, it’s taking me a little longer to get into the Christmas spirit.
I know that Christmas isn’t about the weather at all, but this is my first time ever being in a climate this warm during winter. It will take some adjusting to and I’ve been doing my best to stay in the festive mood. We set up our tree and have our house decorated, but to me there was still something missing. It took me awhile to figure out what was missing and then it hit me. The outside wasn’t decorated for Christmas. Since there’s no snow outside (and I’m sure as heck not going to put a bunch of fake snow on my lawn) I wanted to make something that will still be a little festive. This peppermint candy lawn art was the perfect addition. Enjoy!
What You Need 8” Round Plywood Cutout, Carboard, Black Fine-Point Marker, Scissors, Tape, Newspaper, Red Spray Paint, Green Spray Paint, Hot Glue Gun, Thin Round 12” Wooden Dowel, Cling Wrap, Gold Garland
Place the wooden cutout on top of the cardboard. Using the marker, trace the wooden cutout. Cut out the circle.
Freehand draw the peppermint pattern onto the cardboard, making sure there are an even number of spaces. Cut out every other space from the cardboard.
Lay the newspaper on a flat even surface and lay the wooden cutout on top. Spray paint the cutout red and allow to completely dry. Tape the cardboard to the wooden cutout and place back on top of the newspaper. Ensuring that you’re spraying straight down and not at an angle, spray paint the cutout green while the cardboard is still taped to it. Allow to completely dry.
Remove the cardboard from the wooden cutout. Place the wooden cutout facedown on a flat surface. Using a preheated glue gun, glue the dowel to the back of the wooden cutout. Allow glue to dry.
Wrap cling wrap around the wooden cutout, leaving the dowel unwrapped. Secure the cling wrap with garland.