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!


DIY Candyland Christmas Decorations & Ornaments


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”.

snow flocking spray for Christmas trees

Candy Ornaments You Can Make

      Lollipop Ornaments

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

DIY Candyland Christmas Decorations & Ornaments

      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.

DIY Candyland Christmas Decorations & Ornaments


     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.

DIY Candyland Christmas Decorations & Ornaments


     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.

DIY Candyland Christmas Decorations & Ornaments


…and here’s the result! The cellophane wrapper really completes this one and makes it look like a real lollipop.

diy candy land christmas theme


     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.

DIY Candyland Christmas Decorations & Ornaments


candyland theme christmas tree


candyland theme christmas tree


 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 donut ornaments


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!

felt candy ornaments


Sprinkle-filled ornaments

Clear ornaments + dollar store sprinkles = Cutest candy ornaments you can make in 5 minutes on the planet. Find the tutorial at ‘Re-Fabbed‘.


Peppermint ornaments

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!


peppermint candy ornaments


Upcycled candy ornament

Save you paper towel and toilet paper rolls for this adorable diy shared by ‘The Crowned Goat.’

recycled diy candy ornament


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!

doy gumdrop ornaments

Candy Train

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.set of Candyland Christmas ornaments

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.

lollipop ornament

Candy garland

Done with ornaments? Complete your tree with a string of sweet themed decor on a garland like this one.

Candyland theme garland

… or this other adorable option from Wayfair

faux candy garland


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!

DIY Candyland Christmas Decorations & Ornaments

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:

Easy DIY Christmas Crafts

15 DIY snow globes!

DIY Glass Ornament Projects

Looking for gift ideas to put under your beautiful tree? You might want to check out our post on Unique Monthy Subscription Boxes For Everyone!

Image Credits: Aww Sam, A Kailo Chic Life, Jaime Costiglio, Studio DIY, Aww Sam, Makezine, Re-Fabbed, An Alli Event, Smart School House, Raz Christmas , Turtle Creek Lane, Design Improvised, Lauren Conrad

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

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

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

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

  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

    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!

    2. Betty March 28, 2021 at 11:50 am

      I realize this post is from 2015, but I wanted to say that Dollar Tree now sells these styrofoam beads in the same pastel multi-color as well as white. At Christmas time, they sell the white in a couple of sizes and also sell red, green, silver, and gold. I see the multi-color like in this tutorial and the white year-round now. They’re sold in the crafts section with the glitter, sequins, etc. Dollar Tree has really stepped up their game on crafting supplies. I hope this helps! :)

      1. Kathy Bates May 4, 2021 at 3:56 pm

        Thx for that update!

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

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

    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!

    2. Betty March 28, 2021 at 11:49 am

      I realize this post is from 2015, but I wanted to say that Dollar Tree now sells these styrofoam beads in the same pastel multi-color as well as white. At Christmas time, they sell the white in a couple of sizes and also sell red, green, silver, and gold. I see the multi-color like in this tutorial and the white year-round now. They’re sold in the crafts section with the glitter, sequins, etc. Dollar Tree has really stepped up their game on crafting supplies. I hope this helps!

  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?

    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…


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