Christmas Candy Crafts: How to make Candy Trees and Candy Wreaths

So far this week, it appears that I have Candy Crafts on the brain. (Check out my Christmas Peeps Wreath and PEEPS Candy Bouquets for a sure sugar rush.) Today I’m sharing a few more sweet ideas I’ve found online for Christmas Candy Crafts. I’ve collected tutorials for making Gumdrop Trees, Peppermint Topiaries, Candy Wreaths, and more. If you’re looking for a fun Christmas craft for the kids, it doesn’t get better than this. Is it any wonder that Santa often leaves a toothbrush in the Christmas stockings?

(And speaking of kids, Crafts ‘n Coffee is sponsoring a Solar System Kit giveaway over at Create.Craft.Love. Go on over and enter for your chance to win one of four Solar System kits. I bet you know someone who would love to find one under the tree! And while you’re over at Create.Craft.Love, poke around. Jill has so many fun ideas to share!)

how to make peppermint candy topiary trees for Christmas

Christmas Candy Topiary Trees by Amanda Jane Brown.

Amanda Jane Brown, from the blog of the same name, made a beautiful collection of Christmas Candy Topiaries in traditional colors. She has an easy-to-follow tutorial for making these too.

how to make a Christmas Gumdrop Topiary

Amanda Jane Brown displayed these Gumdrop Topiaries for eight Christmas seasons.

Believe it or not, Amanda made her first Gumdrop Topiaries back in 2003, and then displayed them every Christmas for the following eight years! I love that you can make them once and then enjoy them for many years to come. (Tip – a cone of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam won’t absorb any moisture, so it won’t collapse and it won’t mold.)

Speaking of gumdrops, here’s a sweet Gumdrop Topiary from Jenni of The Vintage Umbrella. Jenni’s topiary was for a birthday, but by changing the container and the ribbon, you can easily make this a Christmastime centerpiece. If you wanted, you could also use only red, green and white gumdrops.

how to make an easy Gumdrop Topiary Tree

Gumdrop Topiary from The Vintage Umbrella

I saw this pretty Gumdrop Wreath on Thoughtfully Simple, but unfortunately, there are no instructions. I would follow Jenni’s technique and simply adapt it to a wreath.

Christmas candy crafts for kids, how to make a gumdrop wreath with a Styrofoam wreath

Gumdrop Wreath from Thoughtfully Simple.

If visions of sugarplums are what you have in mind, check out this Candyland Christmas spread from Celebrating Inspiration. The tutorial for the Fruit Slice Topiaries walks you through it, step-by-step.

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Candy Fruit Slice Topiaries by Celebrating Inspiration.

You can’t go wrong with the classic, Starlight mints for the holidays. Lor from Show Tell Share did just that when she made her Peppermint Candy Topiaries. You’ll find Lor’s tutorial on Under the Table & Dreaming.

easy tutorial for Christmas candy Peppermint Topiaries

Peppermint Candy Christmas Topiaries by Lor from Show Tell Share

Here’s another take on a Peppermint Topiary – Candy Cane Trees. I love these and they look fairly easy to make. You’ll find them on the Pizzazzerie.

How to make a Christmas Candy Cane Tree from Pizzazzerie

Candy Cane Tree from Pizzazzerie.

Dreamy Whites shares a Peppermint Candy Wreath. Her blog is gorgeous, and I guarantee you that you can’t look at just one page on Dreamy Whites.

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Peppermint Wreath by Dreamy White.

Suzanne at Lookie Loo Photography made a pair of Peppermint Wreaths to dress up her kitchen cabinets. Her tutorial is excellent, and she shares an easy tip for getting rid of glue gun strings, too.

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Peppermint Candy Wreaths from Lookie Loo Photography.

These all look like so much fun! For more candy crafting fun, please be sure to check out our PEEPS Party Pack giveaway. If you win, you’ll be able to throw your own candy crafting holiday bash.

Be sure to visit Jill over at Create.Craft.Love, too, for a chance to win a Solar System Kit.

(Two giveaways going on at one time — it must be Christmas time!)

I have more Christmas crafts planned for tomorrow, but no sweets, I promise!

Happy crafting!


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9 Responses to Christmas Candy Crafts: How to make Candy Trees and Candy Wreaths

  1. Angela says:

    how do u get the peppermint ones to stick on obviously u carnt use cocktail sticks or a normal glue gun u have some fab ideas thanks Angela

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks for stopping in, Angela. If you plan to use the candy trees for display, and not to eat, you can use a low-temp glue gun. If you’d like to eat the candies, you can glue on wrapped candies or use frosting as your glue. Experiment a little first, to be sure you have a consistency that will hold the candies on tight. Also, if it’s humid, the frosting may not hold very well (trust me — been there, done that!). Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. Thanks for sharing my gumdrop topiary… I’m doing Peeps week the first week in March. I hope you will check it out!

  3. Amanda says:

    thank you so much for featuring my Candy Trees! What a fun surprise! LOVE some of the other ones, especially the peppermint wreath!!

  4. I have another cute styrofoam Christmas craft on my blog today!

  5. Lisa M says:

    Ahhh, just think as I kid, I’d have loved the peppermint ones. Okay, I would have eaten them…lol
    Great fun ideas love them all. Happy Holidays!

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