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Decorate your tree with pretty candy decorations made from melted beads.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Plastic Candy Tree Decorations - Step 1
    Step 1

    Before you start, you will need to find something appropriate to melt your beads in. I recommend metal cupcake baking trays, but for this I used oven-safe, rubber mini muffin moulds.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Plastic Candy Tree Decorations - Step 2
    Step 2

    Line your moulds with tinfoil so that you don't wreck them, this also gives the plastic a nice cracked-candy look.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Plastic Candy Tree Decorations - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fill each mould with coloured beads, so that the bottom surface is completely covered. I used a mixture of clear beads and solid beads to make different kinds of 'candy'.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Plastic Candy Tree Decorations - Step 4
    Step 4

    Melt down in the oven, set at it's highest heat. This should take about 30 minutes, but keep checking to make sure they don't burn.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Plastic Candy Tree Decorations - Step 5
    Step 5

    When the plastic has completely cooled, remove the tinfoil. You should be left with little, round, plastic plates.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Plastic Candy Tree Decorations - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut a long rectangle of cellophane and two lengths of jewellery wire.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Plastic Candy Tree Decorations - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place a plastic candy in the center of the cellophane and wrap up.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Plastic Candy Tree Decorations - Step 8
    Step 8

    Twist either end of the cellophane, as you would do with real candy, and wrap the wire around to secure in place.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Plastic Candy Tree Decorations - Step 9
    Step 9

    Repeat this with the other side and cut off any unwanted cellophane from either side.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Plastic Candy Tree Decorations - Step 10
    Step 10

    Make a whole bunch of these.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Plastic Candy Tree Decorations - Step 11
    Step 11

    Attach a length of string to your candy and hang on your Christmas tree.

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Cheyanne
Cheyanne · Houston, Texas, US · 5 projects
So clever! I love this!
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bittyandbunny
bittyandbunny · Lincoln Park, Michigan, US · 6 projects
what a unique idea! and to think i've just had gobs of pony beads sitting around for years....well, they will surely be getting a revamp this christmas season. thanks for sharing Happy
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
You could just use metal cupcake / muffin moulds instead.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
I'm sorry, I have no idea. I got them as a birthday present, I'll ask!
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CO + K User

Can you tell me where to get oven-safe, mini muffin molds?
Do they make square ones?
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CO + K User

These are so awesome! I love them. I wish it weren't so close to Christmas so I would have time to make them, but I think I'll make a necklace or bracelet out of them instead. Happy
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