Susan Palma, co-writer of Sophistication is Overrated, shared with us one of her family's holiday traditions: candy trees. They're not only a really cool way to make your place more festive, creating candy trees is a fun activity to share with your friends and loved ones.
You only need a few things to get started: your favorite candies, a styrofoam form (you can get this at any crafts store), and a hot glue gun with lots of glue on hand.
Apply hot glue to the candy and carefully press it on the form, holding it for a few seconds to make sure the candy sticks.
If you want a more uniform look, circle the styrofoam with one type of candy or one pattern, before changing to something else. Any gaps between rows can be covered up with smaller candy pieces so you don't see any part of the styrofoam.
Palma says candy trees are great for all ages from the kiddos to the grandparents. They're not just for this holiday season. You can make candy shapes for Valentine's Day, Easter, and more.
You can keep up with Susan Palma and her book Sophistication Is Overrated at her website.