8 Candy-Themed DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts
Today, I'm joining five DIYers for a cause: raising money for the Ronald McDonald House in Orlando, Florida. We're going to make candy-themed Dollar Tree Christmas crafts and ornaments. Let’s get started!
1. Baby blanket ribbon candy ornaments
I'm using baby blankets from Dollar Tree and wooden beads for this project. Cut the blankets into strips 1.5-2 inches wide. Ensure they're the same width so that when you put them together, you can see all the pretty colors.
Take a long needle and string the pieces on. Add a bow to the top. Then, use baking twine at the top with some beads.
2. Lollipop ornaments
Next, I'm using Dollar Tree's pink foam board. When you use scissors, it crushes the edges, and it's not a nice cut. So I'm going to use my craft knife. Then, use some pink, blue, and white tubing from Dollar Tree.
Glue down the tubing in a swirl pattern.
Next, add a second color with white tubing. This gives the lollipop swirl effect.
Take some cello bags. Turn it inside out and push the corners toward the back.
Take a skewer, stick it into the lollipop, add hot glue to the skewer and the bottom of the circle, then slide it onto the straw.
I added a bow made from scraps. Then, cut off the bottom of my skewer that's sticking out.
These were fun and quick to make.
3. Gumball machine ornament
I'm using a mini pot, a clear ornament, and some filler I had from Easter to make a little gumball machine.
Place some filler fill into the empty ornament.
Superglue a square bead from Dollar Tree to the top of a caper jar lid.
Paint the little mini pot and the lid using pink acrylic paint.
Attach ribbon to the top of the ornament and tie a little bow.
Use some all-purpose cement and some hot glue to attach the ornament to the bottom of the clay pot.
Place the lid on top of that.
Cut off the tips of a Christmas floral stem and glue that under the bow.
You can feed a wire ornament hook through that top bead to hang it.
4. Cotton candy ornament
Use skinny party hats and cut one of them down, making sure it fits into the other one.
Stuff some batting into the bottom cone.
Hot glue the cone that was cut down, and place it into the bigger cone at the bottom, to form a cotton candy holder.
Take some of the batting and wrap it around and hot glue it so that it resembles a big cotton candy.
Add some ribbon, attach it with a chenille stem, and place a little glue on it to make sure everything stays in place on the back.
5. Gumball ornament
All you need is a clear gift basket bag instead of the cellophane and cut that down.
Use pretty pink ornaments, pull the tops off, and wrap the cellophane bag around, poking the top through the cellophane, and put the top back on.
Roll the cellophane around, cut it down, cinch it up on the sides, and use a little tie strap.
Now you have a bubble gum or candy ball.
6. Gumdrop ornaments
For the next one, I'm going to use some clear plastic shot glasses from Dollar Tree. Use a glue gun and make a tiny little hole at the top.
Take some batting and wrap that around and hot glue it down to give softness.
Use Dollar Tree's deco mesh in pink and blue to create pastel gumdrops.
Take a needle and feed baking twine up through the gumdrops.
Feed that through and make little knots so that they dangle one above the other.
Use some more of that baking twine, feed it back down through that top hole, add a pretty bow and it's done.
7. Cake pop ornament
Take some yarn and hot glue, then start wrapping a styrofoam ball all the way around.
Once it’s completely covered, take some pink yarn from the Dollar Tree and wrap that into the grooves of the yarn.
Do the same with the skewer, then put that straw on top.
Cut open a cellophane bag. Use some spray adhesive from Dollar Tree, cover it with cellophane, add a bow, and cut the stick to size.
Another gorgeous ornament.
8. Dot candy ornament
Cut some Dollar Tree cutting mats into 7.5x2.5-inch strips.
I want this to have little lines in it like wavy paper. Take a heat gun, and bend it in places on alternating sides.
Once it's warm, you can bend it into curves, and it'll stay in place.
Take some white chalk paint, and paint both sides.
Take some super glue and the puffy dots from Dollar Tree and arrange them in a pattern.
DIY Dollar Tree Christmas crafts
I hope you enjoyed these DIY Dollar Tree Christmas decorations. They are all easy to make and adorable. They go perfectly with the candy theme of the charity Christmas tree we're putting together.
Do you have a themed Christmas tree? Share your theme in the comments below.
For more budget Christmas crafts, check out these 8 Dollar Tree Christmas DIYs.