Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Not Working for Me...
So, I'm wondering if I just need to forget about the peppermint candies in the jar, and use something else. Like cinnamon disks, or something with a bit more umph. Course, with that bow, you can't really see the contents from the front. Is the bow too large?
I saw a garland today at a local store that was pretty cool. It was made of round balls, some solid red, and some like peppermints. If I could find something like that, (only not so expensive) I could put that in the bowl instead, or even put the bowl on a plate and wrap some of the garland around.
I have some silk holly in the attic and could put a few springs of that in there somewhere, as Y suggested. But I can't get up there by myself, and I told the hubs he could wait until after Thanksgiving to get it all down for me.
It looks like the white taper is sitting crooked in this photo, but I assure you it's not. I tried using a red taper, but it didn't help. It could be due to the color of the bow, not matching the taper.
I could always just start completely over, and get one of those cool peppermint colored pillar candles to put inside. And use a peppermint colored bow I saw at Walmart yesterday. If I did that, and used solid colored red candy, it might make a difference. Any and all suggestions are welcome. We will share in this creation of Christmas beauty. I really had high hopes for this when it came into my head. I sure hope we can pull it off....