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


  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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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,

  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!

  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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