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.
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Our Sweets-Themed Christmas Tree Inspiration
If I had to choose three words to describe my decorating style, I’d go with:
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:
DIY Decorations for Our Candy-Themed Tree
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!
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.
Related: Easy (and Kid-Friendly!) DIY Gumball Machine Christmas Ornaments
Candy-Themed Christmas Tree Decor I Bought
I purchased a few new things for our treat-themed kids’ Christmas tree, including:
- More strands of this fun, colorful felt ball garland from Crate & Kids (because I completely underestimated how many strands I’d need to circle the tree multiple times)
- This adorable set of foam donut and ice cream ornaments (AKA, they won’t fall victim to your toddler) from Target’s Wondershop
- These foam popsicle ornaments, which I found on Amazon (Hooray, once again, for free two-day shipping!)
- These adorable yarn ice cream cone ornaments
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.
Related: 15 DIY Christmas ornaments for kids (SO easy to make!)
The Finished Product: A Candy-Themed Kids Christmas Tree
Ready to see our oh-so-sweet kids’ Christmas tree?!
Here’s our fun and fabulous tree in the kids’ playroom!
I’m not gonna lie … I may love this tree more than my little ones do.
I had SO much fun decorating it!
It’s safe to say that this candy-themed Christmas tree will be a staple in our house for many years to come.
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.
Shop the Look: Where to Get Candy-Themed Christmas Tree Decorations
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
Christmas Tree Inspiration
Friday 20th of December 2019
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Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living
Sunday 8th of December 2019
This is soooo fun! I love all the cute ornaments! My kids would flip their lid for a tree like this.
Friday 22nd of November 2019
Love this fun tree! and those gumball ornaments are amazing!
Friday 22nd of November 2019
Thank you so much, Carrie! I had such a fun time decorating this....I am totally like a 10-year old at heart, ha.
Thursday 21st of November 2019
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 ;)
Thursday 21st of November 2019
Hahaha, thank you, Julia! Your tree turned out so beautifully -- I love the roses and the dried oranges!