I’ve been loving the decorating-with-candy trend that has been so popular this year.  I think my favorite candy Christmas decor item so far has been this candy cane topiary tree, designed by Courtney from Pizzazzerie.  Her oh-so-sweet creation uses candy canes held in place with special icing  “glue”; her blog post includes a link to the recipe, and you probably have everything you need to make it in your pantry already!  The finished tree would make a whimsical addition to a mantle display or as a focal point on a holiday buffet table.  [how to make a candy cane topiary tree]

Project estimate:

  • Styrofoam cone, $1
  • Candle stick, $1
  • Floral tubes, $1 (look for these at craft stores, or ask your local florist)
  • Glue, on hand
  • Icing, on hand
  • Candy canes (2 sizes), $2 and up
  • Large lollipop, $1
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  $6 and up