Just in Time For Christmas: Edible Christmas Tree

It’s about that time of the year again, CHRISTMAS, and this D.I.Y. craft is perfect for the holidays. It serves a double purpose, once it’s completed it can be used as decoration or as a gift.

I came across this D.I.Y. craft when I was browsing through Pinterest for dessert ideas for my Christmas potluck at work. I thought that this was a bit to fancy for a work potluck but a perfect project for my blog and looked easy to make.

The materials needed for this include: colored paper, hot glue gun/tape, scissors, Hershey’s Kisses, decorations to decorate the tree once it was done. The directions looked pretty easy to follow, the tutorial I found on Pinterest had all the steps numbered and pictures describing each step.

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Materials used

I purchased all of my items at Target, except for the colored paper which I bought at Michaels Arts and Crafts store. I was very excited to begin this project because I’ve seen crafts like this one done before and I wanted to try this out on my own. The first task was to turn the colored paper in to a cone for the tree. I had to cut the paper at the bottom so it could have a round edge so when I would fold it, it would look like a cone. Thankfully when I cut the paper, it did look like a tree and I was scared that it wouldn’t look right. The only problem I ran into while making the structure was trying to find a way to adhere the edges in order to keep the cone shape. The tutorial didn’t talk about how to adhere the tree so I had to figure it out on my own. I tried using tape and a hot glue gun, but it wouldn’t stick to the paper because of the glitter that was on it. It finally got it to stick with school glue, once I applied the glue I had to hold it in place for about five minutes till the glue dried.

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Completed tree structure

Now that I had the tree structure, I began to glue on the Hershey’s Kisses. I used a hot glue gun to attach the chocolates on the tree. I had to figure out a way to place the chocolates on the tree and I finally figured out that I had to place glue on the top half of the chocolate and then press it onto the tree. It took me a little over a half an hour to attach all of the chocolates onto the tree and I went through two in a half bags of candy.  I applied chocolates all the way up the tree but left an empty space towards the top so I could add my decorations. I was afraid that I was going to run out of candy but I didn’t and I actually had some left over. I could finally breathe a sigh of relief when I applied the last piece of chocolate to the tree and I think I underestimated how long it was going to take me to cover the entire tree.

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Left: First Hershey Kiss ring completed
Right: Tree covered in Hershey Kisses

Now came the fun part, DECORATING THE TREE! This was the best part in my opinion because I love decorating the Christmas tree and I now had my own mini tree to decorate. All of the decorations used for the tree I bought at Target and they were very inexpensive. I bought a star and bow for the top of the tree that I glued on using the hot glue gun and I also used silver garland that I wrapped about the tree. I spend $4 in total for the decorations. I am really happy with the way it turned out.

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Finished product

As I mentioned above, this tree serves both as decoration or a gift for somebody.

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All photos were taken by the author of this blog.

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4 thoughts on “Just in Time For Christmas: Edible Christmas Tree

    • You can try the tape but the kisses wouldn’t stick to paper when I tried because on the glitter on the green paper. The weight of the kisses might also be a factor when using the tape.

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