Candy Christmas Trees

Admittedly, I’ve never been much of a crafter. But this holiday, I’ve partnered with The Hershey Company to get my inner crafting-DIY on. I’m not going for perfection—just some happy holiday memories with my boys.

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There are so many fun things to do with Hershey’s holiday candy. I love the bright and colorful foil wrappers. So in the spirit of the season, I went for something fun and festive AND something, I knew my boys would embrace!

They are so excited to show off these HERSHEY’S KISSES Christmas Tree name cards and Hershey’s napkin rings to our dinner guests this season. The best part of this project was working with my kids – quick tip: when working with young kids definitely reach for the double sided foam tape to keep it safe. If your kids are older and can handle a glue gun, make sure to use the low temperature setting so the candy keeps its form.

Here’s what you need to create these fun crafts:

  • 3 17 oz. bags of HERSHEY’S KISSES in Red/Green/Silver
  • 1 11oz. bags of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures
  • 2 12” bottle brush needle Christmas trees
  • 12 3” plastic Christmas Trees
  • 1 6” foam Styrofoam cone
  • 6 pine needles with stems (real or artificial)
  • 1 9ft. star garland
  • 1 3 ft. burlap twine
  • 1 package glitter balls
  • 1 package 12 craft star tags
  • 1 package 12 craft name tags
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Low temperature glue gun
  • Hot glue gun sticks

To create 6” foam Christmas tree: Place a small piece of double-sided foam tape on the bottom of HERSHEY’S KISSES. Starting at the bottom and working horizontally, stick a row of KISSES all the way around the cone. Place a second row top, and repeat until you work your way to the top. Fill in gaps with glitter balls. Top tree with an ornament and craft star.

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To create large white decorative trees: Use a low temperature glue gun and place a small glue drop on the bottom of the Red/Green/Silver KISSES and stick into bottle brush needle Christmas tree. Finish with star garland and craft star on top. tree-1100x1650

To create miniature Christmas trees: Stick 3” plastic Christmas tree into the top of REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures. Place around dishes to create a festive and edible tablescape.

To create the napkin ring/name tag: String name tag through a pine needle stem. Bend stem into a circle and secure the two ends with twine. Place a small glue drop on the KISSES candies and stick on to stem all the way around, creating a candy ring.

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Of course as with any holiday, don’t forget to leave some candy aside to eat! No holiday is complete without a big bowl of Hershey’s candy for grazing.

Now that you know my fun holiday candy project, I’d love to see and hear what you and your family do. Leave a comment below and share with the rest of us!

*Completed crafts are for decorative purposes only. Candy used in crafts should not be eaten.

**This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Hershey. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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