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
First we have our very own candy ornaments we made for our Candyland Christmas tree theme! But don’t go away, after these tutorials, we have a bunch more from some awesome bloggers so you can make your own DIY candy Christmas! And then we have some gorgeous Candyland Christmas trees to inspire you!
Our Candyland Christmas Decorations:
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 is easy and convenient, and it’s available from Amazon. Ivory snow and water, mixed into a thick paste can also be used as a tried and true “flocking”.
Candy Ornaments You Can Make
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.
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.
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.
…and here’s the result! The cellophane wrapper really completes this one and makes it look like a real lollipop.
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.
More Candyland Christmas Ornament Ideas & Tutorials
I know you want your Candyland Christmas tree to be overflowing with sweet decorations, so here’s lots more candy ornament ideas to complete your tree!
Clay candy cane ornaments
We are in love with these candy cane ornaments from ‘A Kailo Chic Life‘. She made these with oven bake clay so they will last… well, forever! Easy instructions on how to make these cute candy ornaments.
Realistic mini gumball machines
With pink construction paper and a clear plastic ball ornament, ‘Aww Sam‘ made these scrumptious gumball machine candy ornaments for their tree! Her tutorial is easy.
Turn wooden dowel scraps into candy ornaments
Got some scrap wood lying around? Then jump on over to ‘Jaime Costiglio‘ and check out her how to on her DIY candy ornaments! She just used wood (you can get these pieces from the craft store too) paint and washi tape. That’s it! Easiest Candyland Christmas decorations ever!
Easy ornament upgrade
So, maybe we lied. These might be the easiest candy ornaments ever! From ‘Studio DIY‘, she simply wrapped store bought candy colored ornament balls in cellophane. Done! Can we say dollar store?
DIY clay dessert ornaments
Here is another candy ornament DIY from ‘Aww Sam‘… Not all of these are actually candy, but they fit this Christmas theme in our eyes. These are made with clay and she walks you through the steps for each and every one of these boutique style ornaments. Awesome!
DIY donut ornaments
Along those same lines, these may not be candy, but they sure do speak to my sweet tooth! These diy donuts made with salt clay were shared by ‘A Beautiful Mess‘ and they look good enough to eat!
DIY ribbon candy
Make these ribbon candy ornaments from ‘Makezine‘ with some felt and a needle and thread. Think of all the sizes and colors you could make! Or, stick to a tight color palette and make your candy Christmas center around pink, or red, or even green!
More felt candy ornaments
you can make more than just ribbon candy with felt! Check out these ornaments by ‘Happiness is Homemade” for more crafty inspiration. Those lollipops are so cute!
Clear ornaments + dollar store sprinkles = Cutest candy ornaments you can make in 5 minutes on the planet. Find the tutorial at ‘Re-Fabbed‘.
If you are a little tired of the candy cane look, but you want some good ol’ fashioned Christmas charm, try making these peppermint candy ornaments from ‘An Alli Event‘. Adorable, easy, fun, and the kids will love them!
‘Snack girl’ shares the same idea with a few more shape ideas for extra inspiration here. Remember, you can really make these any shape you have a cookie cutter for!
Upcycled candy ornament
Save you paper towel and toilet paper rolls for this adorable diy shared by ‘The Crowned Goat.’
DIY faux gumdrop ornaments
These adorable little gumdrops can be used in a variety of ways on your Candyland Christmas tree. They are completed as ornaments in the tutorial by ‘The Sweetest Occasion‘ but you could easily add them to a candy themed garland!
Ok, admittedly this one is more of a Candyland Christmas decoration that an ornament, but come on! This candy Christmas train is made entirely of candy! From ‘Smart School House‘, she also has a tutorial for a Santa and his sleigh made of candy on the same post. Love it!
My favorite candy ornaments you can buy
You may not want to diy all your ornaments, as that can get a bit time consuming. So, here are some of my favorite Candyland themed Christmas ornaments available for purchase online.
Set of Candyland themed ornaments
This set of ornaments available on Amazon contains a wide variety of perfectly on-theme ornaments to round out your Candyland Christmas tree. Some of these just have more detail than what’s feasible for a DIY project, and that’s where sometimes it’s worth it to just buy instead of DIY.
Candy ornaments for a big impact
These lollipops from Wayfair come in multiple sixes, including one that’s 24″ tall! These would be perfect to complete your tree with a big visual impact.
Done with ornaments? Complete your tree with a string of sweet themed decor on a garland like this one.
… or this other adorable option from Wayfair
Candyland Christmas Decoration Ideas
Want to go completely Candyland Christmas crazy? Us too. So take ideas from these talented bloggers and make them your own. Remember, in this theme, more is more!
Candyland tree with all the candy
From ‘Raz Christmas‘, these are the most over the top, perfect Candyland Christmas decorations we’ve seen! See what we mean about “more is more”? Take note, they didn’t stop decorating at the tree.
Peppermint candy themed tree
Remember when we said you could use all the colors of the rainbow, or you could use a tighter color palette for your candy Christmas? That’s exactly what ‘Turtle Creek Lane‘ did. Red & white anyone?
White Candyland themed tree
This colorful Candyland tree is from ‘Design Improvised’. You could take all the tutorials you’ve seen here and make a “kid’s tree” like this they will never forget!
Classy Candyland Christmas tree
‘Lauren Conrad‘ proves that a Candyland themed Christmas is not just for kids!
Last, our grandson Wyatt at 3 years old enjoying our first Candy Christmas!
The whole family can join in to create one of a kind CandyLand Christmas decorations, and you can do it on a budget! Creative and inspiration for the fantasy of Christmas, this is one of our favorite tree themes for the holiday season! If you loved this post, try:
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