Learn how to make these adorable small white Christmas trees out of marshmallows for your next holiday party!
It is our last week to share our homemade gifts with you. After today you have 16 different ideas from the four of us gals. Be sure to see my friend’s ideas at the end of this post and links to their blog posts.
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift idea this holiday season? Why not surprise your family and friends with the cutest white marshmallow trees? Or even a teacher. My 7-year-old granddaughter made this all by herself!
I was inspired by my friend Suzanne @suzannezingstyle last year, and I still love these darling trees.
Putting together these Marshmallow Trees is easier than you might think, and they make a delightful homemade gift that everyone can enjoy for years. They dry just as they are and look great year after year. . With just some basic crafting supplies and some marshmallows, you’ll be able to give your loved ones a truly unique Christmas present in no time at all. Read on to learn how!
Supplies Needed to Make A Small White Christmas Tree out of Marshmallows
- A few bags of assorted sizes of white marshmallows
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- A container for your tree. I used a clay pot. You can choose what you would like to use.
- One Styrofoam cone to fit into your container
- Faux small greenery
- Red hots, cherry round candy, M&M’S, or some faux berries
Directions to Make your Marshmallow Tree
- You want to glue the styrofoam cone into the terra cotta pot or whatever container you use. Make sure that the tree sits inside your container a little bit. You want to ensure that you have most of the cone to cover in marshmallows.
2. put a line of greenery around the bottom of the base of the cone. Then, add a little bit of hot glue so the foliage will stay in place when poking it into the styrofoam.
3. Using about 3/4 of the toothpick ( i find the whole toothpick too long on the small tress), poke one end into the styrofoam at the base of the terra cotta pot where you want to place your largest marshmallow.
4. Continue this process all around the tree, adding some hot glue onto the end of the marshmallows as you place them on the toothpicks. Hold them in place for a minute until they stick to the styrofoam.
5. Next, you will continue this process until you finish the small white Christmas tree. It is ok if you have small gaps where the styrofoam shows, as you will go back and put the tiny marshmallows in those spaces.
Adding the Smaller Marshmallows to your Small White Christmas Tree
Now it is time to fill in all the gaps where you can see the styrofoam.
6. Add a few small pieces of greenery around the tree.
7. Fill in the gaps using the mini marshmallows with hot glue.
8. Lastly, glue on your berries using the candy of your choice.
Displaying your Small White Christmas Trees
My favorite spot to put these darling trees is in the kitchen. I have made several over the years and keep adding to my collection.
Marshmallows come in all colors, sizes, and shapes, so get creative. For example, I used the jumbo marshmallows in the tree next to my stove.
Storing your Marshmallow Trees
Lastly, I want to share how I store them so they last year after year. Please put them in a cupboard in your kitchen or home. I do not cover them as they need to air dry. I would not suggest storing them outside as the critters may find them.
You can see the entire tour of my home this Christmas, including these trees here.
So there you have it, a super easy and impressive holiday gift bound to please anyone on your list!
Be sure to check out my blog for more inspiration – I share new recipes and DIY projects all the time. And if you try this marshmallow tree idea, be sure to snap a photo and tag me on social media so I can see your beautiful handiwork!
If you love to craft and create beautiful holiday projects, you will enjoy the following posts.
Jennifer @cottageonbunkerhill shares this darling snowflake wreath. Wouldn’t you love to receive this as a gift?
Amy from @amysadlerdesigns shares how to make these homemade clay bowls. The perfect homemade gift for almost anyone on your list.
If you need a hostess gift, Regina has you covered. Regina shows you how to take an ordinary clay pot and add a special touch.