Christmas Craftiness

24 December 2013

Why hello there, lovely readers! Charity has asked me to write here while she is off soaking up the sun in Florida (lucky duck!).  Today I wanted to share with you a fun centerpiece to add holiday flavor to your home!  If you love simple and easy, this will be right up your alley.

Since getting married, one of the things I am really starting to get into are fun crafty projects to make our apartment feel more homey.  And with the Christmas season upon us, I have been wanting to create a fun, festive centerpiece for our lovely nail polish remover stained coffee table.
I got the idea from Pinterest, but it was originally pinned by this blogger.



I don't know about you ladies who have husbands, but my husband is certainly not the most crafty bear around.  His involvement goes as far as him helping me carry multiple bags from Michael's to the car...and Heaven forbid if I ask him to help me hold something while I'm in the process of gluing ;)  His job with this crafty project? Help me break tooth picks in half (easy there Tarzan) and help me push the tooth picks into the Hershey Kisses.  Not to hard right?  Well this picture doesn't lie....this was after he complained he would rather get a root canal done than help me make some holiday memories together; nothing says love more than complaining;)
 Supplies needed...
Two 6-inch cone foam pieces (I used white, but you can find green)
One 9-inch cone foam piece 
7 bags of Hershey's Kisses
2 boxes of small wooden tooth picks
3 decorative bows for the tops of the tree's

I ended up using 5 bags of Hershey's Kisses to cover two 6-inch foam cones (aka tree's) and one 9-inch foam cone.
1//To start off, you break all the tooth picks in half and use each half to stick into the bottom of a Hershey's Kiss.

2//Then, slowly press the impaled Hershey's Kiss into the foam cone, but make sure it is secure before adding on to the tree.

3// Just keep adding on the kisses to create your Christmas tree.  Once you finish the tree, make sure you don't forget to add a tree topper on top!  Look specifically for a bow the drapes or hangs over so it cover the tip top of the tree.

And that's it!! So easy and it looks so pretty when you're all done.  Of course be sure to have extra Hershey's Kisses lying around for snacking taste testing ;-)
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Patty blogs regularly over at A Modern Grace where she strives to live life with grace, class, and when needed, some sass.  She is a new-ish wife, busy youth minister, learning to cook more than a bowl of cereal, and making their apartment into a home.  Feel free to snoop follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest



5 comments:

  1. What a cute idea for the trees. Even a non-crafter like me could do that. Would really make a nice inexpensive gift for neighbors!

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  2. Oh goodnes, those are so cute!
    Merry Christmas!

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  3. Really cute. Would of been cute to give to my coworkers this year.

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  4. So fun and cute!! Thanks for sharing. This would be a cheap gift to give to neighbors, friends, and family.

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