Are you ready to decorate an awesomely over-the-top candy tree for Christmas? If so, you’re going to love this project for day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! Find out how easy it is to make these super fun and colorful giant candy ornaments with the easy tutorial below.
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After adding the Advent to the tree this year, I realized exactly what was missing from my decorations. The Advent pouches are much larger than any of the other ornaments on my tree and it actually helped make the tree really POP! That’s when I realized that what my tree was missing was larger-scaled ornaments.
Luckily for me, the awesome acrylic paints from DecoArt were just what I needed to create some super fun colorful giant candy ornaments without totally blowing our Christmas budget. That’s definitely a frugal crafty win, if I do say so myself! Check out the photos and tutorial below to be your own judge (but I think you’ll agree with me).
Colorful Giant Candy Ornaments Materials
- Purple Tissue Paper
- 2 Paper Dessert Plates (make sure the bottom side is white)
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Sheer Ribbon
- Small Flat Paint Brush
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint in Lavender, Indian Turquoise, and Galaxy Glitter Pink Cosmos (or Galaxy Glitter Big Bang)
First, cut 2 pieces of tissue paper roughly 10 inches by 6 inches.
Then, accordion fold one long edge of each piece of tissue paper so that they fan out on one side.
Next, pull out one of your paper plates and attach one fanned piece of tissue paper to each side of the lip of your plate with hot glue.
Pull out your ribbon and cut a piece that is 9 inches long.
Fold the cut piece of ribbon in half and glue the loose ends to the lip of your dessert plate.
Now add a line of glue around the entire lip of the dessert plate and press a second plate down on top of it.
Next, use your pencil to draw the lines of your candy. You want 8 sections defined.
Once your lines are drawn, paint every other section with your DecoArt lavender acrylic paint. Then set it aside to dry.
- One of my favorite things about DecoArt acrylic paint is how well it covers. You don’t have to put on multiple coats of paint to cover up your pencil lines which means less dry time and more crafty fun.
After your acrylic paint is dry, paint the remaining sections with you DecoArt Indian Turquoise acrylic paint. Again, set aside to dry.
Step 10 (Optional)
Since these are hanging on your tree, I recommend flipping your glued plates over after the paint has dried and repeating steps 7-9 on the back side of your plate. This ensures prettiness not matter what angle you see it from.
Lastly, cover your entire painted plate with DecoArt Galaxy Glitter paint. Let it dry completely, then hang on your tree.
Now you can easily add another dozen pretty ornaments to your candy tree for under $10 with these awesome colorful giant candy ornaments. 1 24 pack of plates and the paints make 12 ornaments with plenty of paint leftover for more fun projects. Before you rush out to pick up a stack of paper plates, check out the other awesome ornament projects from my friends at the link-up below!
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