Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Lindt Chocolate Christmas Tree

This is a yummy Christmas tree post.


I'm not hosting Christmas this year so I have no pressure to create a sensational table setting.  I am hosting a casual lunch on Boxing Day (26th), so I thought I'd create a chocolate covered tree for the kids to enjoy.
To make the tree you will need:
A foam cone shape (mine was 400mm/95mm base from Lincraft)
burlap (hessian)
pva or fabric glue and a hot glue gun
Lindt chocolates in assorted designs
dressmaker pins


Lay the foam cone on the burlap and trace the edges as you roll it in a complete circle (this is the same technique as tracing a lampshade). 


Cut out the burlap and glue it to the foam.


Now play around with the chocolates to work out where you want to put them.


I thought a row of reindeers around the bottom might work?


I tried different methods to attach the chocolates to the tree but in the end I used a hot glue gun.  I refrigerated the chocolates before gluing them so they were firm.


I cut burlap bows and attached chocolate balls to the tree with dressmakers pins.


I continued to add chocolates until the tree was full. 
 I filled the gap around the bottom with a row of burlap bows.


I attached the reindeer to the top of the tree with a toothpick.


Now all I have to do is keep my husband and children away from the tree.  They kept eating the chocolates as I was trying to make the tree!

To see more Christmas decorating, please visit my new blog DIY Decorator

15 comments:

  1. Hi Kylie,
    Your tree looks fantastic, my children would just love this, thank you for sharing.

    P.S. I got my moulds last week, thank you for putting me onto the right people. Mimi xxx

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  2. OMG, the tree is absolutely gorgeous, what a very original idea for a centrepiece. Thanks for sharing

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  3. that is really cute!! love the hessian in there with the chocolate wrappers.
    x

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  4. Hi Kylie,
    Looks great, hope it doesn't melt before Christmas. Although we're freezing in sydney. Weird summer we're having!
    Cheers Fiona

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  5. Looks yummy! Love the little burlap bows, they are so pretty!

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  6. Aren't you clever, it looks fantastic! ;-)

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  7. What a fabulous idea Kylie, looks great! (Wouldn't last long in my house though)...

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  8. Kylie that is a lovely idea. xx:o)

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  9. Beautiful! Although I don't think it would stay intact for 5 seconds in my house! x Sharon

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  10. This looks fabulous Kylie - though, I'm not sure it would make it to Christmas in my home either!

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  11. My kind of tree, but I am the one I would have to keep out of it.

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  12. I think I would have to make this on Christmas Eve and hide it until party time or otherwise "not me" or "I didn't do it" would have eaten them all!

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  13. Oh my...that looks wonderful! What a brilliant idea! You are so clever to do this Kylie..you also have a lot of will power! I would have eaten quite a few of those for sure!

    Thanks so much for joining in with my Link up! It's always wonderful when you come to the party!

    Best Christmas wishes,
    Natasha.

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  14. Your chocolate tree is wonderful! I'm afraid I would have been eating as many chocolates as I was putting on the tree. Very clever! Merry Christmas!

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  15. Love the tree! We always get our son Lindt reindeer and santa for Christmas - I might have to try this out next year!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family - I'm so happy I discovered your blog this year...

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