Are you ready to step into a land of colorful whimsy this Christmas? Turn those visions of sugarplums into decor with a brightly colored candy Christmas tree. Use my totally sweet tree for inspiration to create your own with the tips below.
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I seriously can’t get enough colorful candy during the holidays. It’s in my decorations, on my tree, and, of course, the treats I make (like these fun Hello Kitty Sugar Cookies). To keep building my own personal candy land, I also try to add some new candy-themed DIY decor each year.
If you’re in love with color, sweet treats, and a healthy dose of glitter too, allow me to invite you to follow along each year as my brightly colored candy Christmas tree gets more decorations, more trimmings, and more style!
Use a White Tree
A white treat makes the best base for a glittery and colorful candy tree because it gives you this bright neutral backdrop to build your whimsical wonderland on. I also recommend using colored lights on the tree because they lend themselves to that candy look and feel that you’re going for. Don’t forget to make sure that the lights are set on a white cord. You don’t want lights on a green cord that stand out starkly against your beautiful tree.
Decorate with Bold Decorations
When you have a white tree as a backdrop to your decorations, you can truly afford to go bold on them. Bright colors, lots of glitter, and even large-scale ornaments on a smaller tree work really well. These ornaments don’t have to cost you a fortune, though. Here are 3 you can make at home on a budget:
Non-Traditional Tree Topper
One of the most fun things about a candy Christmas tree is that you can get crazy creative with your tree topper. I use these giant lollipops as a tree topper. Use twist ties to attach them to the top of your tree and done! I’ve also used a giant brightly colored Hello Kitty ornament in the past. The point is that you can really use your imagination and create something unique and playful to top your tree with.
Don’t Forget About Your Gifts
For a truly cohesive look, take your tree into consideration when choosing the wrapping paper for your gifts. The paper doesn’t have to be totally matching but containing the same colors or patterns brings the entire look together. You can also add handmade bows to the gifts for a beautiful overall look to your tree all season long.
This tutorial for a Glittery DIY Candy Wreath has a great simple handmade bow idea!
This brightly colored candy Christmas tree is blooming even more this year and I only love it more. If your style is as colorful and glittery as mine, I encourage you to ditch your traditional tree and start building your own fun candy tree. Not ready to take the leap? Then check out the other equally amazing Christmas tree ideas from my friends in the link up below!
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