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HERSHEY’S KISSES Candy Christmas Tree.
Hello, friends! I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season. I’ve been busy with home décor, holiday gifts, and baking our favorite seasonal recipes. This is my favorite time of year and I hope things slow down a little so I can enjoy it with the kids. I’m already looking forward to the kids starting Christmas break next week. We’re going to spend as much time as we can next weekend working on handmade gifts for our friends and family. Speaking of handmade gifts, today I want to share with you this easy DIY Candy Christmas Tree made with Hershey’s Kisses.
Hershey’s Kisses have always been a holiday staple in our home. I try to think of new ways to craft and bake with them every year. The festive foiled wrapped candies are great for filling gift bags with and encourage me to find new ways to create holiday ideas with Hershey’s Kisses. This year we plan to add a candy tree to all of our handmade gifts. You can use this candy Christmas tree as an ornament, gift topper, or gift it by itself. They’re made with small twigs and Hershey’s Kisses Dark Chocolate Filled with Mint Truffle. The colorful foil wrapping is perfect for this project and I’m so happy with the way it turned out!
Step one: collect small branches or twigs that are easy to break or cut. Trim your pieces to create an outline of a tree. You can use a small handsaw or heavy-duty scissors to get a precise cut. I’m using 6 pieces for the branches and one long piece for the tree trunk.Step two: use a glue gun to glue the branches to create a wooden tree. I didn’t measure where to place the branches, but you want to allow enough room to fit the Hershey’s Kisses on each branch.Step three: use a LOW TEMP glue gun to glue the Hershey’s Kisses chocolates onto the branches. You’ll want to make sure the candy is fully wrapped so glue won’t seep inside the wrapper. You could also use strong adhesive glue dots but I found that they don’t hold up as well. I started from the bottom up and tried to space the Hershey’s Kisses candy in between each other on the next branch up.
Step four: use a small star punch and glitter cardstock to create a star topper for your candy Christmas tree. Glue the glitter star on the top of the branch.
This Christmas craft is great for kids with the help of an adult and doesn’t require a lot of time or supplies. We’ll be busy making one for our neighbors and friends this holiday season.
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