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)
pva or fabric glue and a hot glue gun
Lindt chocolates in assorted designs
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.
To see more Christmas decorating, please visit my new blog DIY Decorator