When I designed the Hershey’s Christmas Tree last November, I had no idea that it would be this popular. I have learned a lot about making Hershey’s favors since then and I wanted to come back and update the measurements so that the kisses wouldn’t slide out so easily. I played around with the measurements until I balanced the need for the kisses to stay in place, with the need to be able to put them in the holder with ease.
The good news is, only ONE step has been affected by the measurement changes and that is STEP 1 and TIME SAVER STEP 1. I have updated the Hershey’s Christmas Tree tutorial below, but I’m leaving the old tutorial there as well, so that you can reference both if necessary. I will NOT be updating the video.
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Hershey's Christmas Tree Tutorial
Step One UPDATED
1. Tree Frame: Begin with a 9-¾” x 2” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the long side, score at 3”, 6-1/8” and 9-¼”.
2. On the short side score at 1”.
3. Squeeze some multipurpose liquid glue lengthwise along the strip.
4. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and use your bone folder to burnish the strip.
5. Fold the strip along the score lines. Squeeze some multipurpose liquid glue onto the tab end.
6. Bring the ends of the piece together to form a triangle. Make sure you hold the tab down for a few seconds so that the glue can seal the card stock fibers together. Set aside.
7. Tree Insert Pieces: Begin with a 11” x 2” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the long side score at all the inch marks (ie. 1”, 2”, 3” etc.)
8. Cut this piece in half lengthwise at the 1” mark.
9. Then take one of the strips and cut it at the 4” mark.
10. You should now have 3 one-inch strips 4”, 7” and 11” long.
11. Take the longest strip and fold it into a strip of triangles.
12. Fit the folded triangle strip into the bottom of the tree frame.
13. Next, take the medium length strip and fold it into triangles.
14. Fit the folded triangle strip into the row above the first strip in the tree frame.
15. Now fold the smallest strip into a triangle.
16. Fit the triangle into the top spot of the tree frame.
17. Pop 9 Hershey’s Kisses into the triangular spaces. NOTE: The side with the tab should face the bottom to keep the tree symmetrical.
18. Tie with an 18” length of grosgrain. NOTE: The side with the tab should face the bottom to keep the tree symmetrical. See step seventeen for better photo.
19. Tree Trunk: Start with a piece of Chocolate Chip Card Stock 5-3/4” x 2”, On the long side score at 1”, 2-3/8”, 3-3/8” and 4-3/4”.
20. On the short side, score at 1”.
21. Squeeze some multipurpose liquid glue lengthwise along the strip.
22. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and use your bone folder to burnish the strip.
23. Squeeze some multipurpose glue onto one of the ends of the strip.
24. Now fold on the other score marks and adhere to form a rectangle. Place two strips of sticky strip on the edges of the rectangle.
25. Remove the sticky strip liner and adhere the tree to the trunk. Pop 2 Hershey’s nuggets into the trunk piece.
26. Finish off the tree as desired. I suggest packaging the trees in one of Stampin' Up's clear envelopes (see above photo). This will ensure that the kisses stay in place for gift-giving.
Time Saver for Step One UPDATED
Time Saver Step 1 Begin with a 9-¾” x 8” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the 9-¾ side, score at 3”, 6-1/8” and 9-¼”.
Time Saver for Step Two
Time Saver Step 2 On the 8" side, score at 1”, 3”, 5” and 7”. Also on the 8" side, cut the card stock into 2” strips. You should now have enough outer frame pieces to create FOUR trees.
Time saver for Steps Seven to Nine
Time Saver Steps 7-9 Begin with a 11” x 8” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the long side score at all the inch marks (ie. 1”, 2”, 3” etc.). On the 8” side cut the card stock into one-inch strips. Then cut four of the strips at the 4-inch mark. This will give you enough insert strips to create FOUR trees.
Time Saver for Step Nineteen
Time Saver Step 19 Start with a piece of Chocolate Chip Card Stock 5-3/4” x 10”. On the 5-3/4” side, score at 1”, 2-3/8”, 3-3/8” and 4-3/4”.
Time Saver for Step Twenty
Time Saver Step 20 On the 10” side, score at 1”, 3”, 5”, 7” and 9”. Also on the 10” side, cut the card stock into two-inch strips. You should now have enough trunk pieces to create FIVE trees.
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