I got this idea for a Christmas decoration from a sales catalog that came in the mail one day. I had a tall vase that I wasn't using and knew it would be the perfect size. I picked up a couple red and white stems and some peppermint candies. I had to look in a couple different stores before I finally found the candies that were white and didn't have a yellow tint to them.
I had the most luck putting the stems in first and then the candy. This will definitely be an easy one to store. Just take it apart and put it together again next year.