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8 Adorable Christmas Candy Decorations

These playful Christmas candy decorations will add edible whimsy to your holiday decor.

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Beautiful candy bowls made out of peppermint candymsaandy033/Shutterstock

Peppermint Candy Bowl

You can use these adorable peppermint bowls made from real peppermints to hold holiday candy for your visitors to munch on. Arrange the peppermints in concentric circles on a baking sheet lined with greased parchment paper. Bake at 300° F for about 7 minutes, this will allow them to slightly melt and fuse together. Cool on inverted glass bowls to form the bowl shape. Get more ideas for your Candyland Christmas party.

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Candy Cane Tree Ornaments

Have too many candy canes? Hang them on your Christmas tree as simple ornaments. They’ll add a little vintage charm to your tree decor. Don’t miss these delicious dessert recipes using candy canes.

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Closeup Christmas candy decorations in mason jars, decorative vintage jars.Dawn Damico/Shutterstock

Display Jars of Candy

Ready for a super simple Christmas decoration? Fill decorative glass jars with red or green candy and display them on the counter. Your kids and visitors will love grabbing a handful as a sweet snack and the candy jars add some holiday pizzazz to the kitchen.

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Gumdrop Ornaments

To make your own gumdrop ornaments, cover Styrofoam balls with gumdrops using toothpicks or a hot glue gun to attach them. Finish with wire or festive ribbon to hang them from the tree. Learn how to make homemade gumdrops, next.

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Christmas crafts using candy canes and mintsmsaandy033/Shutterstock

Candy Cane Vase

This vase made from candy canes is affordable and playful. Place a rubber band around a glass vase that’s shorter than the candy canes. Then slip the candy canes behind the rubber band. They’ll fit snugly against the glass, surrounding the vase. Finish by covering the rubber band with festive ribbon. Don’t miss our best collection of edible ornament recipes.

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Hershey’s Kisses Tree

Your kids will love creating a Christmas tree out of their favorite chocolate treat. Grab one of these Hershey’s Kisses Tree Starter Kits ($11), which comes with a foam tree form and 100 non-toxic glue dots. All you need are a couple bags of red and green Hershey’s Kisses and you’re good to craft. If you love the seasonal candy cane kisses, try these Peppermint Twist cookies.

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preparing the advent calendar. bags and sweets on the table. phBodrova/Shutterstock

Candy Advent Calendar

Use that yummy Christmas candy to create your own advent calendar. Decorate simple paper bags and number them for each day in December. Fill the bags with your kids’ favorite sweets and seal each one. Then hang the bags on a string with clothespins. Looking for your own grown-up version? Don’t miss these 11 foodie-inspired advent calendars.

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Gingerbread House Centerpiece

Nothing says Christmas cheer like a candy-covered gingerbread house. Use your extra Christmas candies to decorate a classic gingerbread house and enjoy it for the whole holiday season. They make great dinner table centerpieces or simply displayed out on the kitchen counter. Check out these 20 clever gingerbread house ideas.

Erica Young
Erica is a cleaning and home décor expert. She knows exactly how to tidy a filthy kitchen and straighten out a mixed-up pantry! When she's not writing you'll find her organizing a closet, buying more bins she doesn't need or bingeing her latest TV show obsession.