I made this for my boyfriend's mom for Christmas. This is my first tutorial ever and I hope it's easy for you guys to follow. Thanks for looking and enjoy making some Christmas trees (:
Gather your supplies and find a comfortable work area.
Take a piece of square paper and place the side you would like showing face up.
Fold the piece in half.
Fold it in half again.
Unfold the last step and fold a corner up.
Unfold and repeat on the other side.
Unfold the last step.
Stick your thumb inside the fold making the paper open up. Make sure you hold down the fold your thumb is on. You will be squashing the paper, so you want these folds to stay in place.
Push the fold your thumb is on down so that the two folds meet and the paper becomes flat. It should be like a corner of a cube.
Make the diagonal folds meet so you create a flap.
Take the final diagonal fold and push it in so it meets the other three.
This is the final "branch" of the tree. It doesn't have to be perfect and you'll get good at making these since you'll need a lot for this project.
Cut up the skewer into medium lengths. Too short and the candy will fall off, too long and the skewers will bump into each other in the styrofoam. Take a piece of the skewer and push it in the middle of the "branch."
Push the "branch" into the styrofoam base. I like working from the bottom up, but it doesn't matter.
Make more branches and keep putting them in the tree. Try to give them a little space since you want there to be room for the candy. Glue sides together to cover gaps and to keep the paper from slipping.
Keep working! (:
More progress. Don't feel restricted to make the rows even. I just placed branches where I felt it needed it. Any gaps can be covered by pulling the paper and gluing the sides of two branches together.
(I had to switch the sides of my paper because I ran out of the dark green paper. Whoops!)
Finally! Done covering the base.
Glue sides of the top branches together to cover any gaps. Push a skewer in the top of the base.
Now the fun part! Start putting the chocolates onto the skewers. I find it easier to twist them on instead of pushing. It made the skewer go deeper into the base instead of going into the candy. Also, you may find it easier to take the skewer out to put the candy on. Try if it you're having trouble.
Tada! A beautiful tree with edible ornaments (:
(I ran out the the good chocolate and had to put bon bons on the bottom. I like to think of them as presents at the bottom of the tree since they're wrapped differently. (: )
Optional: Make a pretty placemat with some scrap paper and stickers. (: