Sunday, 9 December 2012

Candy Cup Tree

There's nothing more satisfying than finding unique ways to use your dies.

Here's how to make an elegant holiday tree using my Candy Cup die. Although the Candy Cup is a ScoreBoard die, it will also cut paper just fine.
The base of the tree is a 6" STYROFOAM™ cone. 

Die cut seven Candy Cups from off-white cardstock. Trim as pictured.

Lay four or five of the die cuts on a non-stick mat. Place a 12" x 12" stencil on top of them. Using a credit card, spread a coat of Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste over the top of the candy cups.  Sprinkle silver glitter over the embossing paste. Carefully remove the stencil and lay the candy cups somewhere safe to dry.

TIP: Wash the stencil immediately! I did not do this and it's going to take forever to clean it :-(

When Candy Cups are dry, start at the bottom of the tree and wrap segments around the base. (I used a straight pin to anchor sections in position) Staple ends together and continue wrapping up the tree. 

 For the tree topper, die cut three butterflies from a soda can using Birds & Butterflies Sizzlits. Emboss the butterfly using Lace Set Textured Impressions folder. Ink with alcohol inks. (I used Clover and Citrus.)
Bend each butterfly forward and attach to each other with glue dots. Put a toothpick in the middle and stick into tree to secure the butterfly.
If you liked this project, make sure to check out my Cupcake Christmas Tree using the Cupcake Holder die on the Sizzix US blog!

Merry Christmas to all!


  1. Very clever! And I have this die!!!

  2. Fabulous idea Eileen! Love the texture paste and glitter, awesome effect. The butterfly is very pretty too.