This year we have been using a lot of candy in our Christmas decorating. It is pretty cheap to buy, and lots of fun to use. And of course it is always nice to sample a little bit as we craft. These Candy Christmas Trees are cute and easy to make!
We started out making Christmas trees using styrofoam cones covered with candy. We were planning to make trees using candy melts, gum drops and M&M’s. But someone (me!) ate all the gum drops, so we ended up using peppermints instead.
We used royal icing to stick the candy to the styrofoam, and it worked pretty well. We thought glue would take too long to dry, and the royal icing dries relatively quickly. We did find that if we did too many rows at once the candy would start to slide down the cone, so we had to let the icing harden a little as we worked.
Crafting with candy is fun for the whole family, and a fun way to get some new holiday decorations without spending much money!
Let me know how you are decorating this year!