O Christmas Tree… Christmas trees are on my mind lately. Do your kids ask to put theirs up right after Thanksgiving?
I noticed a lot of Christmas trees and decorations went up right after the turkey was eaten this year. We even saw a multitude of beautiful twinkling lights on our travels up north this holiday. Something about a dusting of snow, crisp night air and Christmas lights.
After spending most of my childhood putting up our tree two days before Christmas (and taking it down about a week later), my family has a new tradition of putting up ours at the very end of the Thanksgiving holiday.
I hate waiting that one extra week, so I usually try to sneak it up on Sunday once quiet has taken over the house once again. (I’ll admit in college I used to put in up right after Halloween… yes I was one of them.)
This year, to make celebrate the tree decorating fun, Little Bug and I created this kids Christmas craft. Lollipop Christmas trees.
They will also double as gifts for her friends at school for the holidays, but for right now that have taken over the studio and seem to quieted the questions about Christmas trees. These adorable and yummy little Christmas trees would also be great for Christmas party favors or as treats for the neighbors this holiday.
What Kind of Lollipops Do I Need to Use?
My favorite part about this Christmas treat is the lollipop. It’s such a simple, not cookie, surprise for someone special.
For these lollipop Christmas trees, I used these red and green sphere shaped gourmet lollipops. The colors are festive and the size is perfect. (affiliate)
They have a candy apple flavor that’s delicious and reminds me of the county fair. Kids (and adults) are sure to enjoy this sweet treat.
Or you can use any flavor lollipop that you choose – as long as it is sphere shaped and medium sized. The ones from Original Gourmet Lollipop are our favorites. You can find them in bulk here. (affiliate)
Lollipop Christmas Trees Printable
In addition to using the right shaped lollipops to make your Christmas trees, you will also need Lollipop Christmas Trees Printable. You can download and print your Free Printable Lollipop Christmas Trees here.
Print onto medium white cardstock (affiliate) and cut out. You might be able to use your cutting machine if you have a lot of them. Or it’s the perfect task to let the older kids work on.
How to Make Lollipop Christmas Trees
It’s pretty easy to transform your lollipops into pretty Christmas trees. Check out the full tutorial below and secret to getting them to stand on their own.
You Will Need:
Medium sized gourmet lollipops (affiliate)
Brown tissue paper (cut into 5 inch squares) (affiliate)
Glue Dots (affiliate)
Baker’s Twine (brown/white to match or red/white to be more festive) (affiliate)
Christmas Washi Tape (affiliate)
3/4 inch circle punch (affiliate)
Yellow or gold glitter cardstock
Medium Star Punch (affiliate)Free Printable Lollipop Christmas Tree
1. Punch a 3/4 inch circle out of any color cardstock. (It will be hidden.)
Stick the circle to the bottom of the lollipop with a Glue Dot. This will help your lollipop tree stand on its own.
Wrap the brown tissue paper around the bottom of the lollipop. Tie with baker’s twine.
2. Print the free printable lollipop Christmas Tree design on medium white cardstock. Cut out the Christmas trees.
3. Attach the first side of the Christmas tree to the lollipop stick using double sided tape, Glue Dots or glue. Place the second side of the Christmas tree on the back.
Punch out two stars using yellow or gold glitter cardstock.
Attach the stars to the top of the Christmas tree.
Your lollipop tree is now complete and ready for gift giving. You can add a festive holiday tag to the base of the tree if desired. These lollipop Christmas trees are perfect as Christmas party favors, gifts for friends or even as part of your Secret Santa gift.
More Christmas Craft Ideas
We love crafting for Christmas around here. Check out some of our favorite Christmas craft ideas below.