Christmas C.R.A.F.T. #6: Candy Trees

This is a fun, yummy, kid friendly Christmas craft that involves candy! And can even spruce up your holiday table!
How to make a candy tree
Make a few and throw them in the center of your table… fun right?
How to make mini candy trees
Here’s what you need:
  • candy
  • marshmallows
  • poster board
  • glue gun
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • packing tape
  • yard stick
Make a candy cone tree
The premium poster board is .98 cents each at Wal- Mart… it is thicker and sturdier then regular poster board. We used 2 pieces to make 5 trees. First, roll a piece of poster board into a cone shape. Then, use packing tape to secure your cone.
How to make a candy tree
Next, use a yard stick to measure the shortest distance on your cone…use this measurement to mark an even line. 
How to make a candy tree
We made 3 cone shapes first to make sure we liked the sizes for the table. 
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Now, for the fun stuff! We used the gum drops first. We cut each gum drop in half for 2 reasons #1: more candy for your money #2: they glue on easier and do not stick out as far on your tree.
How to make a candy tree
Use your hot glue gun and attach the each piece of candy…
How to make a candy tree
While my mom and I cut and glue…we had my little bro cutting open mints for the next tree…
How to make a candy tree
We made 5 trees to use as center pieces on my mom’s dinning room table. We used glass candlesticks and white bowls as trunks.
DIY Candy tree
Have you ever made candy cone trees? They’re easy and fun and yummy!



  1. Wow-what an adorable and yummy craft-one for the tree and one for me!

  2. I would have definitely been begging to eat those when I was a tot….

  3. What a very great idea. Will have to try this with the grandkids. Blessings, Vicky

  4. What a super fun idea! I'm going to do this with my kiddos!

  5. These are so cute! Great project to do with kids.

  6. I love these! It reminds me of the candy buildings and trees that a department store by me used to do! Beautiful! I am featuring this at

  7. I love these! I want to make them but I know a certain 3 year old who would probably lick them constantly. Maybe next year! Thanks for linking them up.

  8. Toooo cute Ü Not sure I would ever get one of those made for eating the candy ;o)

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