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Pastel Candy Dream Topiary Trees

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This candy-covered, colorful topiary is fun and easy to make for both adults and children.  Use pastel Jordan almonds to decorate this as a handmade centerpiece for a baby shower or handmade bridal shower favors.

See this project and more in 27 Topiary Craft Projects.

Pastel Candy Tree Decorations

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Products:
    • Cone, 6"
    • Balls, two 3"
  • Terra cotta pots, two 4"
  • Pastel Jordan almonds
  • Powdered sugar, 1 lb.
  • Wooden dowel, 1/4" x 6"
  • Acrylic craft paint: aquamarine blue, light green, pink
  • Table knife
  • Ribbon, 1/2" x 1 yd., pastel
  • Painting sponge
  • Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions:

  1. Insert and glue dowel in foam ball. Insert and glue remaining ball in one of the pots, trimming as needed to fit; top of ball should be slightly lower than rim of pot.
     
  2. Mix water, 1 teaspoon at a time, with 1 -1/2 cups powdered sugar; stir until smooth. Spread a thin layer of icing over cone and ball; let dry.
     
  3. Glue Jordan almonds on foam shapes, placing almonds as close together as possible. Let dry.
     
  4. Sponge paint pots; let dry.
     
  5. Insert and glue wooden dowel into pot with foam ball; glue almonds to top of pot, covering foam ball. Glue cone to top of remaining pot. To finish, tie bow around dowel on ball-shaped topiary and around rim of pot for cone-shaped topiary.
     

®™ Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow.
For more project ideas, please see styrofoamstyle.com.

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