Making it through this year is as good a reason as any spread a little Holiday cheer! Right now I’m making small gifts like these Mint Filled Ornaments to give to delivery drivers, mail persons and friends for the holidays. I am planning to make plenty to go around because I know we all need a little pick me up after such a rough year.
These Mint Filled Ornaments are a simple holiday gift idea you can give to everyone!
These turned out so cute and were super easy to make. First you’ll need to find the ornament containers to fill up with the mints. I found plenty of options on Amazon. They have small fillable ornaments like the ones I am using and other styles as well. I suggest using smaller ornaments if you want to stick these on the tree or as a stocking stuffer.
Personally I like the 50ml ornaments that have the screw on lids because you don’t have to worry that the lid will fall off. The 50ml size is also small enough to keep inside a purse and they don’t get too heavy for the tree when filled. I also found out that it’s the perfect size for a small container of Tic Tacs. The larger sized Tic Tac containers will fill around two of these ornaments.
Once you have the ornaments then decide what kind of mints you want to fill them up with. I filled up my little ornaments with Tic Tacs and Red Hots. Feel free to use any tiny candies for your own ornaments. Yes, I realize not all tiny candies are mints, but it’s a mint to me if it fits in a TicTac container.
Random thought here, are you old enough to remember Lifesaver holes? They were the best little candies in the world and I miss them so much. LOL If they still existed then I would be using them in these for sure! Use whatever candies or mints you want in these as long as they fit through the opening of course.
This craft does not take very long to make and your kids can help with a lot of the steps. My girls are already excited to make some of their own to give away to their friends and teachers. It would also be really cute to make these ornaments into “sets” of mint assortments! Just box up 3-5 mint filled ornaments together and wrap them as a gift set.
Mint filled ornaments also make the perfect stocking stuffers.
Another way we like to use ornament gifts is by placing them on the tree and using them as actual ornaments (then we eat them later on)!
Be sure to check out my other food filled ornament ideas:
HOT COCOA MIX ORNAMENTS– A delicious treat to gift to everyone.
DIP MIX ORNAMENTS– A unique assortment of dip flavors that will sure to be a hit. Each dip mix makes around a cup of dip.
SNACK MIX ORNAMENTS– Great for kids as a stocking stuffer or as a lunchbox idea.
FROZEN COFFEE MIX ORNAMENTS– These are great for any coffee lovers!
FLAVORED MILK MIX ORNAMENTS– My kids love adding flavors to their milk and these are cute to hang on a tree.
COOKIE MIX ORNAMENTS– A traditional cookie mix in a jar becomes a cookie mix in an ornament.
I think everyone will be happy to get one of these this Christmas. Even men will love the mints inside and kids will most likely beg for more! My kids are already asking if they will be getting one in their stockings. One benefit I didn’t think of prior to the pandemic is that eating mints make wearing a mask a little more bearable! LOL
I am so glad that we are at the end of this seemingly never ending 2020. Despite all the hardships of this year, I know that there are always reasons to hope. My hope is in Christ and that’s why I want to make Christmas a special time for my family to reflect on how He has brought us through this trial. I pray these little ornaments help to spread some joy to those around me.
I also have included some FREE printable gift tags that are super cute for gift giving. Just sign up below and confirm your subscription to access the tags. Make sure to look in your spam folder if you don’t recieve the email right away.
- 6 Fillable Ornaments (50ml size)* see notes for links, clear (can use other sizes, but these work best with 50ml
- 1 roll Christmas or Holiday ribbon around 1/4 inch size or smaller
- 1 roll thin craft wire
- 1 printable gift tags (see link in post for info)
- 6 packs Tic Tacs or similar mints, 1 small container (1 oz.) of Tic Tacs is enough to fill one ornament
- wire cutters
- wire bending pliers
- small plastic funnel
- Open the ornaments and use the plastic funnel to fill each one with mint or candies.
- Screw the lids back on the ornaments.
- Add a piece of ribbon on each one to make a loop for holding or hanging the ornaments.
- Cut out the gift tags and secure them to the ornaments with wire. You'll need to puncture the printable gift tags through the hole marking with the wire because a hole punch is too large for these. Now your ornaments are ready to give away!
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