Wednesday, November 30, 2011

3D Hershey's Kisses Christmas Tree

I had a flash of inspiration while buying Hershey’s kisses for a small get together this week. I envisioned Hershey’s kisses stacked up to make a Christmas tree and while my first idea failed miserably, I kept working at it and came up with this even better design. The scallop edges on the circles keep the kisses from sliding off. If you want to give this as a gift, you will want to adhere the kisses to the tree. However, they would make really cute edible party decorations if you don’t adhere them on. My friends loved the idea so much they made me promise that I would post a quick tutorial on my blog. So here you go….
Step 1

1. Cut TWO of each of the following Scallop Circles in Garden Green:

  • 4-3/8” Scallop Circle Die
  • 3-3/8” Scallop Circle #2 Die
  • 2-3/4” Scallop Circle from Perfect Pennants Die
  • 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch
  • 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch

Step 2
2. Glue each pair of scallop circles together. I used a double layer of scallop circles to increase the sturdiness of the tree.
Step 3
3. Bend up the scallop circles on each of the 5 scallop circle bases.
Step 4
4. Your bases should like this now. Set aside.
Step 5
5. Cut and score the following pieces:
  • Trunk Base (will be hexagon shaped)
    Cut a piece of 3-3/8” x 7-1/8” in Early Espresso.
    On the short side, score at 1-½” and 3”.
    On the long side, score at 1-1/8”, 2-¼”, 3-3/8”, 4-½”, 5-5/8” and 6-¾”.
    Cut away the end square and the skinny rectangle next to it as shown.
  • 1st Pedestal (will be hexagon shaped)
    Cut a piece of 1-¾” x 7-1/8” in Garden Green.
    On the short side, score at 3/8” and 1-3/8”.
    On the long side, score at 1-1/8”, 2-¼”, 3-3/8”, 4-½”, 5-5/8” and 6-¾”.
    Cut away the two end squares as shown.
  • 2nd Pedestal: (will be pentagon shaped)
    Cut a piece of 1-¾” x 4-1/8” in Garden Green.
    On the short side, score at 3/8” and 1-3/8”.
    On the long side, score at ¾”, 1-½”, 2-¼”, 3” and 3-¾”.
    Cut away the two end squares as shown.
  • 3rd Pedestal: (will be square shaped)
    Cut a piece of 1-¾” x 2-3/8” in Garden Green.
    On the short side, score at 3/8” and 1-3/8”.
    On the long side, score at ½”, 1”, 1-½” and 2”.
    Cut away the two end squares as shown.
  • 4th Pedestal: (will be square shaped)
    Cut a piece of 1-¾”” x 1–¼”” in Garden Green.
    On the long side (1-¾”), score at 3/8” and 1-3/8”.
    On the short side (1-¼”), score at ¼”, ½”, ¾” and 1”.
    Cut away the two end squares as shown.

Step 6
6. Place a strong double-sided adhesive on all the pieces as shown. On the long edges with adhesive on them, cut along the score lines 3/8” in to create tabs.
Step 7
7. For the trunk piece, remove the adhesive liner from the far right tab and the two middle pieces (leave the six edge liners alone). Fold the trunk piece in half lengthwise and then bring the strip together to form an open-ended hexagon. Note: on my picture you may notice a slight bulging of the card stock inside the trunk. This will be hidden when the tree is put together. Bend the tab pieces to the outside.

For all the pedestal pieces, remove the adhesive liner from the far right tab and bring the strips together to form open-ended shapes. Bend the tab pieces to the outside.


Step 8
8. Working with the green pedestal pieces only (put the brown trunk piece aside) and the scallop circles, start adhering the largest pedestal to the center of the largest scallop circle. Try to get the pedestal as close to the center as possible. Do this for all four pedestals. You will have one small scallop circle leftover (this is the top piece).
Step 9
9. Working from largest to smallest, remove the remaining adhesive liner off each of the pedestals and adhere the layers together to form the tree.
Step 10
10. Remove the adhesive liner from the trunk piece and adhere it to the underside of the tree. You can also make this tree without a trunk OR you can put the tree on top of a candlestick (without a candle in it of course).
Step 11
11. Here is the tree put together without kisses on it. It looks pretty strange like this, but once the kisses are on it, it looks fabulous!!
Step 12
12. I changed the top of the tree a little before adding the kisses. I cut in about ¼” on each scallop valley and pushed up the scallops to make the top a little smaller and more decorative.

Supplies: Stamp Set: Four the Holidays; Card Stock: Early Espresso, Garden Green; Punches: 1-3/4” Scallop Circle, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch; Real Red Satin Ribbon; Simply Scored; Big Shot; Dies: Scallop Circle, Scallop Circle #2, Perfect Pennants.

Other Supplies: Hershey Kisses

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17 comments:

  1. Wow! You are amazing! This is just darling. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. WOW! Ths is neat! Can't wait to try it. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  3. Thanks for sharing!! This is perfect. I wanted to do something for my granddaughters to have in their dorm room since fire regulations don't allow them to have a tree. Now they can have a tree :)

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  4. You are so amazingly creative!! Such a cool and yummie idea at the same time. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial, this is really gorgeous!! TFS, take care, Ira

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  5. This is awesome. Thankyou for sharing your creative talent. Cannot wait to make.
    Janislu

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  6. Hello!

    This is wonderful! Thank you for the great tutorial - I am making one this weekend as a gift!

    Wishing you a happy day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  7. Oh, I just love this!!! And a HUGE thanks for making a tutorial. You didn't happen to make a PDF file of it so I just have to print it? If not that's okay. I will figure out how to get a copy. Big thanks again....Cindy

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  8. This is so great: thank´s for sharing it.

    German greetings from Tanja

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  9. This is so creative! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Not sure I'd have enough Hershey kisses left to fill the tree if I made one! KWIM : ) Hugs, Becky Jo

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  10. Wow, that is amazing!! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I don't have most of what I need to make it yet, but will save this for when/if I finally get them!

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  11. WOW!! Absolutely fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing - and for such a great tutorial too. I can see what is going to take centre stage on my Christmas table!!

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  12. Abolutely gorgeous and clever!

    Ter ;)

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  13. wow this is amazing, thanks for sharing your great idea

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  14. Oh my goodness, these look AMAZING!! What a clever and creative idea :)

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  15. You are AMAZINGLY talented - and you are AMAZINGLY generous to share your gift for FREE! There is a special place for you in Crafter's Heaven!

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  16. gave me a great idea for my secret santa :)

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