If you ever wanted a Christmas tree that would delight both children and adults alike,  Candyland Christmas decorations are perfect for you! This is an easy to create holiday theme, and can be done on a budget as well. All it requires is some beginning crafting skills, an extra hand from time to time, and a love of all things Candyland Christmas! Here are the step by step instructions for creating your ideal Candyland Christmas decorations and tree!

 

 

Candyland Christmas Decorations

 

Candyland Christmas Decorations

Candyland Christmas Decorations Supplies:

  • Various candies or candy looking decorative materials:
  • Rope candy
  • Gumballs
  • Colored marshmallows
  • Small colored candies or sprinkles
  • Gumdrops
  • Styrofoam ball and disks
  • Cellophane
  • Small wood dowels
  • Floral wire (preferably white)
  •  Low temp glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • White household glue
  • Floral glitter paint (Regular paint will melt the foam)
  • Tree!

The first thing you want to consider when creating your Candyland Christmas is having your tree flocked. The snow effect adds that fantasy element that just screams scrumptious! Spray snow would work as well, and they sell that at discount stores for less than $2. Ivory snow and water, mixed into a thick paste can also be used as a tried and true “flocking”.

      Lollipop Ornaments

Use disk shaped Styrofoam to create your lollipop ornaments. We have three different kinds of lollipops on our tree.

      Small Candy Lollipop

Place small candies into a large bowl. (We actually found these colored styrofoam balls that looked like candy) Spread the disk with ordinary white glue, then dip into candies and let dry, Repeat on other side. You may have to add a little more to fill in bare spots after its dried. Insert wooden dowel as lollipop stick. Spray lightly with glitter spray, let dry.

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     Rope Lollipop Ornament

This ornament did not use foam, but simply rope style candy found at the dollar store. Let the candy dry out a little so it is not sticky, and slightly stiff. Using a glue gun, create a coil with the rope, gluing as you go. Add more ropes until you have your desired size. You may need an extra hand for this stage of the process. (There is a reason we use a low-temp glue gun! Ouch!) Insert a wooden dowel for the stick. We had to sharpened the stick end just slightly with a pair of scissors. Allow it to dry overnight to let the candy harden. Spray lightly with glitter spray.

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     Peppermint Candy Lollipop Ornaments

Using an artist brush and ordinary craft paint, freehand the swirls of a peppermint candy onto a foam disk. You can practice first on a piece of cardboard, but it helps to have a photo or an actual candy to follow. Tip: Make sure there is plenty of paint on the brush, and you will get smooth lines… Allow to dry. Insert wooden dowel for stick. Wrap with clear cellophane and tie with ribbon.

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     Candy Christmas Ornament

Both the gumball and marshmallow Candyland decorations are done simply with a glue gun. We used a twisted piece of floral wire as a hanger. As we inserted the hanger into the foam, we added a dab of hot glue to secure. Then just cover the styrofoam ball with candies using your glue gun. We used glitter spray again here on the gumball ornament.

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     Gum Drop Sprays

To create our gum drop sprays for our CandyLand Christmas Tree, we simply twisted white floral wire into interesting “branches”. We wrapped the stems together using white floral tape.  We then placed a dab of hot glue on each wire end, and quickly inserted it into a gum drop.

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This post was first published a couple of years ago, but we decided to revamp the Candyland Christmas theme this year for the grand babies! So we updated with some brighter colors and fresh ideas, and have added this years photos to this post. I’m not actually done with the decorating of this theme all around the house, but the tree itself is full of great ideas… Can’t wait to see the little ones eyes light up!

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The whole family can join in to create this one of a kind CandyLand Christmas Theme Tree, and you can do it on a budget! Creative and inspiration for the fantasy of Christmas, this is one of our favorite themes for the holiday season! If you loved this post, try Easy DIY Christmas Crafts or  15 DIY snow globes!


 

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8 Comments

  1. Natalie July 29, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Did you seal the candy ornaments or make new each year?

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    1. Kathy Woodard August 4, 2015 at 11:30 am

      We sprayed them with a clear sealer… Hope this helps!

      Reply
  2. Ashley October 21, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I LOVE these ideas! Super cute! Where in the world did you find those awesome colored Styrofoam balls?? I NEED those in my life :-D

    Reply
    1. Kathy Woodard December 1, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Hi Ashley,
      Pretty sure we got them at Hobby Lobby, but can’t remember just where… I think either floral or kids crafts? I hope you find them!

      Reply
  3. Teresa November 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Where did you find the Styrofoam beads to make the beaded lollipops?

    Reply
    1. Kathy Woodard December 1, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Teresa! Well its been a couple of years, but it was Hobby Lobby, and I want to say it was in the floral section, but maybe kids crafts? Sorry, wish I could help more!

      Reply
  4. Donna January 4, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Did the ornaments made of marshmallow and candy keep it’s color and “fresh” look after so many years?

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    1. Kathy Woodard January 9, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Well so far we are 5 years in, and they all look great still. We do store them in plastic storage containers with the snap on style lid…

      Reply

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