How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree

How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children’s table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!

How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree

This easy to put together Christmas cupcake tree is fabulous for your holiday party or get-together. The cupcake stand is simple to dress up, and the cupcakes take hardly any time at all to decorate, yet everyone will think this easy-peasy snack/decor tree took you hours to put together. Nothing could be further from the truth!!

• This Christmas cupcake display was actually part of a children’s Christmas table. There is nothing fancy about it, it comes together easily, and yet it looks great!

• If you’d like you can add strings of popcorn, dollar store lights or knot together licorice for garland.

Note: the star at the top is made out of a Tootsie roll fruit chew. If it is warm in your house, it is going to fall over. The difference in the star shape from cutting it to a few hours later is amazing (it will wilt). Prop it up with the same colored fruit chew behind it (or eliminate the Christmas tree star).

How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


Christmas Cupcake Tree Materials:

• 24 Baked Cupcakes (23 if using the stand shown) using green cupcake liners
Grass Tip 233
• Frosting Bag
• Spatula
Cupcake Stand

How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


• Candy. Lots of different candy! Gumdrops, spearmints, peppermint stars, life savers, fruit chew tootsie rolls, jelly beans for lights… the possibilities are endless!

How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


• Green frosting: I used this recipe: Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe (one batch) with a TON of green colorant (enough so your frosting is vibrant or dark green) + ½ tablespoon of meringue powder
Meringue powder will stiffen to your frosting. If you are transporting and the frosting is touched, instead of smearing, the frosting will just dent (once dry).

Christmas Cupcake Tree Directions:

How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


• Insert a Grass Tip 233 into the end of a pastry bag.
• Load the pastry bag with green frosting.
• Frost the cupcakes by stipling (bouncing up and down) for a pine needle look. Simply squirt from the pastry bag through the Grass Tip 233 and lift. It goes quite quickly, so do not let the tip intimidate you.

How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


• Decorate tops of cupcakes with candy. Since these are your “ornaments” you can go for a theme, a color scheme, or just place random candies on the cupcakes.
• You can decorate all at once before placing the cupcakes into the tree, or do them one-by-one. If you do them all at once, count the cupcakes per row and stagger the height if that is your plan. You want the taller ones on the bottom, a little less tall next shelf, shorter on the top, and maybe one very tall item at the very top. If you decorate a cupcake and place it on the tree, you can easily see what height should come next. You can also have them less “matchy.” These are all one height, but nothing says you have to follow what we did.

How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


• Flatten one fruit chew tootsie roll and cut out a star shape.
• Place it in one cupcake, and that is the tree topper.

How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Christmas cupcake display. Great as a holiday party dessert display, for a centerpiece at the children's table, or for a Christmas buffet, this Christmas cupcake display is easy to put together and oh so cute!


• Place cupcakes in the tree stand.
• The tree in this tutorial was done all at once. However, my niece has done this tree many times over the years, so she knew exactly what heights for the candies. If it is your first time making this Christmas Cupcake Tree, and you staggered the heights, I would suggest the one-by-one approach.
• And that’s it. It took about 45 minutes to do this fun little Christmas cupcake tree, and that includes the cupcake baking time!! A fast, easy way to dress up a Christmas party table.


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Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane wreath using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


Make your own no-sew Candy Cane wreath using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial

Notes:

• You do not need to add a bow or anything else for this to be super cute on its own.
• The heart added at the end for embellishment had me thinking that this could make a wonderful Valentine’s Day wreath too!
• There is no need to press or steam your fabric unless it is so wrinkled it is prohibiting you from being able to cut a straight line. Irregularity adds to the charm of this wreath!

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial Materials:

• White Cotton Material (approximately 2 yards, 44″ wide)
• Red Cotton Material (approximately 1 yard, 44″ wide)
• Wire Wreath Form (14″)
• Scissors
• Measuring Tape

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial Directions:

• Lay your fabric folded in half onto a flat surface.

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


• Fold in half widthwise.
• Fold in half lengthwise.
• Now fold in half widthwise.

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


• Lay the measuring tape across your material horizontal to the folds (see photo above).

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


• Now cut across the places where the fold is (see photo above).

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


• You will end up with a 1″ x (approximately) 4½” to 5″ length (it depends on how wide your material is).
• Continue to do this for all the white and red fabric.

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


• Begin to tie the fabric onto the wreath form. Left over right and under, right over left and under.
• This is the pattern that emerged:
• Working section by section, from left to right.
• Starting with the bottom (smallest) row;
5 white/5 red/4 white
4 white/ 5 red/ 7 white
2 white/ 5 red/ 8 white
1 white/ 5 red/ 12 white

• You may have to adjust your counts accordingly.

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


We have all sorts of helpers! This is Lucy, my niece’s dog.


• Continue until you have filled your wreath. Make sure you fluff as you go so you can tell the wreath is filled in.

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


• When finished, make sure all of the ends are tucked into the front of the wreath, and the knots are facing behind the wreath. Fluff the fabric with your fingers.

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


• Attach any bows or embellishments (using hot glue or wire depending on what you decided to attach).

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial. Make your own no-sew Candy Cane using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.


• Hang and enjoy!


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Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree

Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree. This 15-minute craft is simple to make, and highly customizable. This Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree will dress up your Christmas table, light up your mantel, or just smile as you walk by them. Only you will know how quick and easy these little trees are to put together.


This 15-minute craft is simple to make, and highly customizable. This Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree will dress up your Christmas table, light up your mantel, or just smile as you walk by them. Only you will know how quick and easy these little trees are to put together.

Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree

Notes:

• The bigger the ribbon, the easier this craft is to do.
• Try and use wired ribbon as it makes the process much simpler.

Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree. This 15 minute craft is simple to make, and highly customizable. This Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree will dress up your Christmas table, light up your mantel, or just smile as you walk by them. Only you will know how quick and easy these little trees are to put together.


• This small tree is not wired ribbon. It is a different look. Do not tack down the ribbon is using non-wired ribbon as it will have a ribbon-candy effect.
• If unwired ribbon is used, you will need to tack down the lights in place to keep the ribbon-candy look.
• Make sure you stagger your lights, so they are not lined up one on top of the other. You might want to consider crisscrossing layers (X-ing) of lights.

• The small tree used 2½ – 3 yards of 5/8″ ribbon.
• The large tree used 2½ – 3 yards of 1½” ribbon.

Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree. This 15 minute craft is simple to make, and highly customizable. This Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree will dress up your Christmas table, light up your mantel, or just smile as you walk by them. Only you will know how quick and easy these little trees are to put together.


Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree Materials:

Paper-Mache Open Bottom Cone (used in this craft was (1) 10.5″ cone and (2) 7″ cones)
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
• Scissors
• Wired Ribbon
Battery Operated Lighted (20ct used on tall cone, 10ct used on small cone)

Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree. This 15 minute craft is simple to make, and highly customizable. This Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree will dress up your Christmas table, light up your mantel, or just smile as you walk by them. Only you will know how quick and easy these little trees are to put together.


Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree Directions:

• Glue the top of the ribbon to the top of the tree. If you can’t make it work across the tippy-top, no worries, you can cover that area with a light.
• Begin to wrap the tree.

Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree. This 15 minute craft is simple to make, and highly customizable. This Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree will dress up your Christmas table, light up your mantel, or just smile as you walk by them. Only you will know how quick and easy these little trees are to put together.


• Fold and glue any ribbon that does not lay flat.
• Tip: make certain the wire lays flat, and it does not flip over. Do not fight the ribbon. Allow the ribbon to dictate how the wrapping will flow.
• When you finish, glue the bottom of the ribbon in place.

Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree. This 15 minute craft is simple to make, and highly customizable. This Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree will dress up your Christmas table, light up your mantel, or just smile as you walk by them. Only you will know how quick and easy these little trees are to put together.


• Go back and tack down any ribbon you may have missed the while wrapping. You do not have to make it all lay flat, and it does not have to all be uniform. You just do not want the ribbon sticking out randomly.

Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree. This 15 minute craft is simple to make, and highly customizable. This Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree will dress up your Christmas table, light up your mantel, or just smile as you walk by them. Only you will know how quick and easy these little trees are to put together.


• Turn on your lights. Make certain they work.
• Insert the end of the light at the top of the tree.
• Start wrapping the lights – make sure you stagger the lights (you may have to crimp the light-wire).
• Hot glue the end of the wire in place.

Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree. This 15 minute craft is simple to make, and highly customizable. This Easy Lighted Ribbon Christmas Tree will dress up your Christmas table, light up your mantel, or just smile as you walk by them. Only you will know how quick and easy these little trees are to put together.


• Hide the light switch under the bottom of the tree.


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