Our Sweet Treats Kids’ Christmas Tree

November 21, 2019

Each year, I put a Christmas tree in the kids’ playroom. But this year I decided to step up our decorating game a little and create a treat-themed kids’ Christmas tree.

And the kids are over the moon, you guys.

I first got the idea for a themed tree when Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living invited me to join in her annual My Home Style Blog Hop: Christmas Tree Edition. There are a total of 35 (!!!) bloggers sharing their Christmas tree designs over the course of this week, and trust me, you need to see these trees. They’re off-the-charts creative and I am LOVING seeing everyone’s unique styles!

Check out the bottom of this post to see a full list of the participating bloggers, along with the links to their posts.

If you’re coming here by way of Cuckoo4Design, welcome! So happy you stopped by.

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Our sweet treat-themed tree: Some inspiration

If I had to choose three words to describe my decorating style, I’d go with:

  1. Colorful
  2. Fun
  3. Family-friendly

And that’s exactly the vibe I seek to create every year with my Christmas decor, too. Last year I splurged on a white Christmas tree for our playroom. Well, maybe “splurged” isn’t the right word. The tree itself was a fairly cheap find on Amazon — it felt inexpensive enough that my husband wouldn’t complain about me making yet another Christmas decor purchase (gulp).

Anyway, thanks to good ol’ Amazon Prime and two-day free shipping, it arrived quickly and I decorated it using lots of bright ornaments. I wanted to do the same this year … but with a slightly different twist.

Here’s the little inspiration board I put together that helped me visualize what I wanted this year’s tree to look like: This candy themed kids Christmas tree is adorable! #chrismastree #kidschristmas #christmasdecor

What I DIY’ed

If you’re a longtime reader, then you know I don’t do many DIY projects.

Here’s the deal: I work full time as a marketer for a tech startup, I have two young kids, I try to have some semblance of hobbies and a self-care routine … and this means I have zero time for big, complicated decorating projects.

I know that many of you are in the same exact boat as me when it comes to working and mom-ing and doing all the things.

But when it comes to ornaments, each year I decide on a couple simple DIY’ed Christmas ornaments to create for our tree. I promise you, though — they are so easy. Like easy enough for the kids to help you make them on a snowy Saturday afternoon.

Because that’s pretty much all I can handle.

This year, I made several gumball machine ornaments. Aren’t they cute?! I’ll be sharing a tutorial soon!

diy gumball machine ornaments

I also followed this easy DIY ornament tutorial from Studio DIY. Kelly wrapped ball ornaments in cellophane and tied ribbons on each side to make the ornaments look like large pieces of candy.

I used some shatterproof Target ball ornaments I had on hand to create some of my own, along with some leftover ribbon I found in the craft closet.

See the blue ball wrapped in cellophane in the upper right-hand corner of the photo below? These were so easy and fun to make.

candy christmas tree ornaments

What I bought

I purchased a few new things for our treat-themed kids’ Christmas tree, including:

Beyond these new additions to our Christmas collection, I’m thankful that I was able to reuse plenty of ornaments we already owned, along with other decor like our tree skirt that I picked up last year on clearance at Target.

The finished kids’ treat-themed Christmas tree

Ready to see our oh-so-sweet kids’ Christmas tree?!

Here’s our fun and fabulous tree in the kids’ playroom! 

kids candy theme christmas tree 1

I’m not gonna lie … I may love this tree more than my little ones do.

I had SO much fun decorating it!

kids candy theme christmas tree 2 

It’s safe to say that this candy-themed Christmas tree will be a staple in our house for many years to come.

kids candy theme christmas tree 3

Here’s one more photo for good measure. I love how fun and whimsical and colorful the tree is … I smile every time I walk into the playroom.

kids candy theme christmas tree 4

Get the look: Sweet treats themed Christmas tree

What do you think?

You can check out the tree, the garland, and some of the ornaments I used right here!

More amazing Christmas tree inspiration

Before you go, make sure to check out ALL the amazing trees from the bloggers participating in the My Home Style Blog Hop: Christmas Tree Edition. 

They’re all incredible. And they’re making me want to run out and buy, oh, three more Christmas trees for my house.

I’m sure my husband would really love that.


Casa Watkins Living // Up To Date Interiors // Delineate Your Dwelling // Thou Swell // House Of Hipsters // French & French Interiors // Haneen’s Haven


Two Twenty One // Jeweled Interiors // Dimples and Tangles // PMQ For Two // Kaleidoscope Living // Reality Daydream // Heathered Nest


Setting For Four // Monica Want’s It // Domicile 37 // The Happy Housie // Lovely Indeed // Lemon Thistle // Amber Oliver


Taryn Whiteaker Designs // Cherished Bliss // Lovely Etc. // The Honeycomb Home // My Sweet Savannah // Cuckoo For Design // Kate Decorates


Our Fifth House // Kelly Elko // Daly Digs // Tag & Tibby // House Homemade // Lolly Jane // The DIY Mommy



About Kate

Hey! I’m Kate — I love decorating with color and pattern. I also love finding decorating “easy” buttons: quick DIYs, simple organization hacks and amazing steals at Target.

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  1. Love your tree so much! I can’t show it to my daughter because she is going to tell me my tree is lame ccompared to yours 😉

    • Hahaha, thank you, Julia! Your tree turned out so beautifully — I love the roses and the dried oranges!

  2. Love this fun tree! and those gumball ornaments are amazing!

    • Thank you so much, Carrie! I had such a fun time decorating this….I am totally like a 10-year old at heart, ha.

  3. This is soooo fun! I love all the cute ornaments! My kids would flip their lid for a tree like this.



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