Candy Christmas Tree

Candy Christmas Tree
Candy Christmas Tree

Christmas Craft Project - Christmas Candy Tree

Kindly contributed by: Lydia Lydia_bryant@hotmail.com

This is a good and quick project for a Christmas raffle prize or even as a centerpiece. My mother used to do this a lot for people she didn't know very well but felt she would like to give a little something to.

Christmas Candy Tree You will need some brightly wrapped sweets (the type which have the twists at either end), a coconut, a cup (brightly colored or with a Christmassy theme), a bow, cling-film and cello-tape. Instruction:

Start by wrapping the coconut in cling-film, taping it securely in place. Place the coconut, tapered side down, into the cup and tape into place, making sure the coconut can not easily slide out - this can take some perseverance! Place a piece of tape on the paper end of the sweet and tape to the coconut, hanging down over the edge of the cup. Do the same with more sweets until a row of sweets completely surrounds the base of the coconut. Repeat this but a little higher so the next layer overlaps the first layer, obscuring the coconut. Continue building layers until the whole coconut is covered and the sweet papers meet at the top. To cover the final layer of sweet papers either loop some cello-tape and stick a sweet on the top or stick a bow to the top. This looks fantastic, specially if you can convince people, when eating the candy, not to pull the papers off and instead to just untwist the bottom end of the candy leaving the paper in place. As you can imagine you can create a number of patterns, different colored stripes around the coconut, or running up the coconut in swirls or, one year when my mum was feeling particularly creative, the initials of the person who was to receive it. To Finish it off get a large square of cellophane and site the cup in the center. Gather the edges up over the top of the bow and tie with several colors of ribbon.

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