Handmade Holidays 2015 :: Day 1


 Welcome to The Twinery blog!

We are so excited to be participating in (and sponsoring) the Handmade Holidays blog hop. This is a fabulous hop and we love all the handmade gift ideas – don’t you?

Today, we have our designer Anita sharing her fun gift idea.

Take it away, Anita… 

Anita 1I am starting to get so excited for the holidays. My son started a new job and I am going to give this to him to give to the test track car drivers who work with him. I had such fun creating it and embellishing it with The Twinery’s twine.
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For this project you will need approximately six bags of fun size candy. You will need to purchase a clay pot, a round Styrofoam ball and a tree shape, some acrylic paints to paint your pot, a 1/4″ wooden dowel and a glue gun with extra glue sticks to adhere all that yummy chocolate. And don’t forget the twine!
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You are going to want to paint your pot and then glue the round styrofoam ball into the pot. This will help it be more stable. The candy weighs a lot when the tree is full. I took the dowel and cut it down to the right size. I pushed the bottom of the dowel up into the tree until I felt it was high enough to be secure. I then made a hole in the ball in the pot and pushed the dowel into the ball. I did put some hot glue around both openings in the ball and at the bottom of the tree for added stability.
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You are going to start the fun part now with hot gluing the chocolate onto the tree. I used the top flap of the candy bar to put my glue and held it in place until it was set. I used high temp on my glue gun to make sure it would adhere well but was careful not to melt the chocolate.
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Here is the tree all decorated. I used six different colors of The Twinery’s twine on my project and just love how festive it came out. You can see the colors below.

Solid_Peapod Peapod Solid_Maraschino Red_Shimmer Maraschino Green_Shimmer

I used ribbon stiffener to wet the twine and then wrapped it around a round kitchen tool. I let it sit overnight and pulled it off into this lovely spiral the next day. I used some fun stickers to embellish my tree further. Thanks for looking and happy holidays.

Isn’t that a fun idea?
Please stop by Anita’s blog and let her know how much you enjoyed her project.

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53 Responses to Handmade Holidays 2015 :: Day 1

  1. marylouh says:

    Unique idea. Great way to set out treats for guests and have a nice decoration.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. Debbie Whitmore says:

    Love this idea. I think I’ll glue clothespins to the cone to make it reusable every year for Christmas.

  3. Lisa says:

    What a fun idea! I think I’ll make one for my son’s youth group’s Christmas party. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Janet Cobb says:

    I make most of my gifts myself…and I have 5 new grandchildren to create for this year! I have already started a cross-stitch wedding sampler for my oldest grandson, haven’t decided on other gift projects yet. I think this tree is going on my list for someone!

  5. Lisa says:

    I’m planning on using a lot of Twinery’s fun twines this Christmas. I’m planning to make all custom gift tags for each gift recipient using a Peanuts Gang theme, plus I’m making some simple Peanuts’themed Christmas tree ornaments also using twines. Looking forward to getting busy!

  6. Marisela says:

    Es una gran idea!!! Me encanta ese dulce árbol de Navidad, seguro que lo hago para mis sobrinos. Gracias por la idea!!!

  7. karenladd says:

    I make handmade felt ornaments for my two granddaughters every Christmas and also make all of my cards and gift tags. This year I’ll be baking and making handmade tags to attach to those.

  8. TracyM #6773 says:

    FUN & FABULOUS, CUTE & TASTY tree Anita 🙂
    LOVE IT!!!
    I remember making a similar, much less sturdy one using a cone of cardstock & double-sided tape many years ago – your version is much more STURDY with the foam tree base and CHEERY twine curls
    => THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION – I will definitely be making one of these!!!

  9. Janelle Rourke says:

    What a great idea- I think I will make one for my office! Left Anita some love – Thanks to her for sharing and the opportunity to win such an awesome prize.

  10. Sue D says:

    What a fun and yummy idea!
    I usually make pillowcases for the grandchildren–will have to try to include twine.

  11. Tifany DeGough says:

    What a delicious looking tree, Anita! Thanks for sharing!

    I love making handmade gifts, too – and hopefully my neighbors will enjoy my homemade Lemon Curd.

    – Tifany DeGough

  12. Vinita Jain says:

    Great and unique idea to treat your guest with an exclusive X-mas tree with full of sweets with a wonderful wishing message! I am very much inspired! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Jan E says:

    Now that’s my kind of Christmas tree. Thanks for this awesome hop and the wonderful ideas you all have provided.

  14. barb macaskill says:

    Who wouldn’t love a chocolate tree????? I know I would!!!! Must add this to my make list!!! TFS!

  15. Janis in ID says:

    What a fun and deliciously festive project!!! Love how you did the twine tendrils!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  16. Krystle says:

    Love this gift idea!!! My sister is a sugar freak and would love to have this waiting for her on Christmas morning!!


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