I used the webbing (I really don't know what it's called) that is used for reupholstering furniture. You can find it at Hobby Lobby or at the fabric section in Wal-Mart. It comes on a roll and is sold by the yard (under $1.00 per yard).
I then hot-glued 25 strips of ribbon to the burlap strip. I found this ribbon at Hobby Lobby for half off (so that's 10 yards for $1.50. Wow!)
Then I tied the ribbon around the peppermints. I was trying to think of what else you could use instead of peppermint. You could use candy canes or lollipops, or even sticks of gum.
I attached 25 pieces of candy. On December 1st, we will begin counting down the days to Christmas by untying one piece of candy.