Every year we see these adorable trees and baubles pop up at craft shows and the church bazaar and this year we’re … turning the kids loose! All you need are a few bags of Hershey’s Kisses, some styrofoam forms and some glue dots. It’ll keep them distracted for a while so we can wrap presents.
You can get styrofoam cones and balls of all different sizes at your local craft store, as well as the glue dots. (The kids are only 6 and 7 so the glue dots are safer than a glue gun and not nearly as messy as a bottle of Elmers. Plus, they just work better.)
We found this image at KitchenMeetsGirl.com and she used almost 3 bags of Hershey’s Kisses to cover a 9-inch styrofoam cone. (Tip: Here’s a coupon for $1 off on any two bags of Hershey’s Kisses!)
We’re going to cover the forms with foil, first. It’ll makes it easier for the kids to stick on the Hershey’s Kisses and it looks better in those spots where you can’t quite fit in one more Kiss.
Then, just stick a glue dot on the bottom of the Kiss and stick it to the form. (Or have the kids do it while you take a Miller Lite break. Or wrap presents… yeah, that’s what we said earlier, isn’t it?)
Use the trees to decorate your holiday table and add a loop of ribbon to hang the Kiss-letoe balls from any doorway. Then you can get a Christmas kiss and follow it up with a Hershey’s Kiss!
Image credit: KitchenMeetsGirl.com