Candy Cone Christmas Tree

Do you have one of these tabletop trees?  They are just darling and I love how this one from Country Living is trimmed with candy-cone treats – the perfect decorative element for a children’s decorating party!  It’s easy to put together with just a few items:
Using ready-made ice-cream cones, CAREFULLY drill 2 side holes with a wooden skewer (apply gentle pressure to avoid cracking). Brush with icing and dip in colorful sugar or nonpareils. Let dry thoroughly before slipping a thin ribbon through each hole, and then fill with small candies.
To simplify assembly, stand each cone in a small glass while filling. Fill in the bottom space of the cone with paper towel to keep fragile cones light enough to hang.  Now you have another fun favor/decor item that the kids will love!
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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Adding this to my gummy bear tree… Lovely!

  2. chicsweets says:

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!! Natalie

  3. adorable!
    you could even use paper cones.

  4. Bugg's mama says:

    Funny, but I have been on an internet search to find those candies! Those shiny peppermints are nowhere to be found. Any ideas?

    I love this tree, thanks for sharing it.

    love, bree

  5. Tammy@EventsByTammy says:

    So creative!

  6. Makes me wish I was hosting a party! I shared your cute idea on my Favorite Feeds Friday.

  7. monica@SemplicementePerfetto says:

    Candy Cone: delicious!!!

  8. This is a sweet idea for my child and me….
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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