Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. I may earn a small commission for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this website.

These sweet trees make great decorations for your holiday table, and even serve as tasty treats for little elves.

3 Trees

Tree 1

No surprise, my little elves were more interested in eating their trees than they were in admiring their trees’ beauty.

Casey candy

Casey candy 2

We started with just a few easy-to-find supplies:

Sugar cones (turned upside down, these are your “trees”)

Sugar Cones

Wilton candy melts (I found these green melts on sale at Michaels, but you could very easily just use white microwaveable melting chocolate from the grocery store and color it green with some food dye)

Candy Melts

Christmas decorating sprinkles, M&M’s, and other various candy that we had in the house. Just about anything would work. Miniature marshmallows would be cute, and so would cinnamon Red Hots.

Sprinkles for Tree

First, I melted the green candy melts in the microwave, according to the package instructions. I then used a knife to spread the melted green “candy” on the sugar cones. Once they were completely coated, I just let the boys go at it with the sprinkles and the other decorations:

gibbs decorating

casey decorating

casey decorating 2

These worked great! I just set them on a wire drying rack and popped them in the refrigerator to set. In no time, the candy shell was firm and the decorations were in place.

Tree on Rack

I would not say that this was a “neat” project, however. By the time we were done, I definitely had sprinkles all over the floor of my kitchen and we definitely went to story time at the library with green frosting smeared on our shirts. Festive!

2 Trees

Tree 2


Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

Read More

Square overhead shot of hands serving a chicken pot pie recipe with biscuits
Overhead image of a bowl of chili mac on a dinner table with cornbread
Hands serving a platter of sheet pan sausage and potatoes

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.