People Are Making Candy Trees For Christmas
While some of us are plumping for the traditional green pine tree, there are a number of new tree trends to try for Christmas 2020, with Toy Story trees, Grinch trees and even upside-down trees de rigueur for a year that's been turned on its head.
However, the sweetest trend of them all is decking out your tree in candy canes, sugary tweets and any other sweets you can get your hands on.
And with the right preparation and goodies, you can recreate your own candy tree at home for a bargain.
It's something full-time mum Michelle Jolland, from Lincolnshire, achieved on a budget of just £70.
"I love crafting and making all sorts of fake food and decorations. I had all my Halloween decorations and props made but that wasn't happening, so the next holiday was Christmas," she explains to LatestDeals.co.uk.
After looking Stateside for inspiration, Michelle then went to B&M, Home Bargains, Amazon and The Range on the search for cheap sweet decorations.
"All the items were low cost, ranging from 99p to £1.29 each," she says. "I bought my tree second-hand from Facebook Marketplace for £45, the decorations I bought added to around £25."
The other trinkets Michelle decided to make using things you can find around your house.
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"The candyfloss was made with pillow stuffing wrapped and glued around a straw, coloured with pink eyeshadow, drizzled with PVA glue and sprinkled with glitter," she says.
"Some of the gingerbreads were made by pouring plaster of Paris in a silicone mould and painted with acrylic paint.
"For the lollipops, I cut out circles in cardboard sandwiched between with a skewer, painted and glued on pipe cleaners in a spiral.
"The chubby lollies were made with Styrofoam balls with double-sided tape around the middle and painted."
She also used organza to make the tree look thicker and luscious, and praised her work as the ideal lockdown project.
"we've all felt stressed, depressed and lonely most of the year and what a great way to ease the mind by getting creative right before Christmas.
"You can make it a family day or just make yourself feel better by creating something you can enjoy. I must also give my daughter credit who loved helping with the decorations!
"I've been so overwhelmed by the response since posting my tree online and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.
"It looks just how I imagined in my mind, and it certainly makes us all smile."
Feeling some festive #inspo? Instagram has several other candy trees for you to try your hand at recreating.
Maybe this year will leave us with trees good enough to eat...
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