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DIY Wrapped Candy Ornament

We’re sharing DIY Wrapped Candy Ornaments today!

Truth be told, I was * this close * to sharing Thanksgiving content.

And I guess in some small way this could technically qualify because we’re the family that can see the twinkling lights from the Christmas tree while gathered around the table celebrating Thanksgiving.

It might seem like a weird combination.

But my Mom and her sisters LOVE the holidays. Every year they put up their trees early so they can enjoy them as long as possible.

We put up our tree early as well.

Mostly because it is so nice to open the front door after a long week of traveling and having the house clean, decorated, and ready to welcome the holiday season.

My theme this year is “Let Your Heart Be Light” completely inspired by French candy shops filled with sweet treats from light and fluffy marshmallows to ribbons of cotton candy.

And while we’ve purchased a few ornaments, it’s always fun to make some too.

Thanksgiving weekend is such a great time of year to gather friends and family together to make ornaments, wreaths, garlands, cards, and candies for Christmas.

These DIY Wrapped Candy Ornaments are one of those simple DIYs that don’t really need a tutorial. But I know step-by-step instructions are always helpful.

DIY Wrapped Candy Ornament-The Crowned Goat

Here’s a look at how to make DIY Wrapped Candy Ornaments…

DIY Wrapped Candy Ornaments Supplies:

  • Wrapping Paper
  • Paper Towel Tube
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Two-Sided Tape
  • Ribbon

DIY Wrapped Candy Ornaments Steps:

Gather your supplies and determine how big you want your wrapped candy ornaments to be.

These are 2 inches (about the size of a toilet tissue roll insert) but you can make them as big or as small as you want!

Using caution and care as scissors will be sharp, cut a section of wrapping paper big enough to wrap your ornament (the cut section of the paper towel tube).  

Be sure to leave a little extra room on each end so you can make the twisted portion at the end of the DIY wrapped candy ornament.

Use a piece of double-sided tape to secure the wrapping paper onto the paper towel tube.

Once the tube has been completely covered, carefully twist the ends to look like a piece of wrapped candy.

Embellish each end with ribbon and you’re good to go!

An Ornament vs a Christmas Tree Pick…

To make this DIY Wrapped Candy Ornament a true ornament, you can add an ornament hook or a piece of clear fishing line to the ribbon.

My plan is to gently lay it in the tree branches like a floral pick though.

How to Make a DIY Wrapped Candy Ornament for a Candy Themed Christmas Tree-The Crowned Goat

Either way, what I love about this simple idea is that you can easily customize the wrapping paper and the ribbons to work with your Christmas theme and color palette.

I almost used striped paper for a candy cane-inspired look.

But in the end, decided to use plain paper so the actual candy ornaments could shine.

How to Make a Quick and Easy DIY Wrapped Candy Ornament-The Crowned Goat

While it’s still early in the season, I’m definitely getting excited about the holidays this year which is why making ornaments now feels like having the best of both worlds.

That way, we can relax and hang out come Thanksgiving weekend knowing everything is done!

Other DIY Christmas Ornaments to Try This Season:

Easy Ice Cream Cone Ornaments

French Country Script Ornaments

Simple Vintage Inspired Ornaments

Let us know what you’re crafting this holiday season! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. I am so excited that you are sharing your Christmas content a little early, I also love to enjoy the holidays for as long as possible. Your DIY wrapped ornament is so cute!

    1. Thank you, Heidi! I tried to do a little bit of both at first but it seems like the minute Halloween was over people were all kinds of ready for the Christmas season to begin. It’s been fun to make new ornaments this year. Now if I could just figure out a way for Piper to stop trying to grab them off the tree we’d be good to go 😆 Big hugs, CoCo

  2. Pinned! Love the candy idea. Thank you for sharing. I hope you and yours are well. Thinking of you.

    1. Thank you, Kim! They were so much fun to make and super easy too. Hope you are having the best week. I swear it is flying by! Hugs, CoCo

  3. This is such a cute idea. They could also be filled with treats and put into stockings. I love all the colors you chose.

    1. That’s a great idea, Anna! We made something similar for Valentine’s Day a few years ago and they were a hit. Big hugs, CoCo

  4. Now how pretty is this idea? I love your direction this year


    1. Thank you, Cindy! It’s been fun to make new ornaments and watch the tree take shape. It’s totally different than anything I’ve ever done before so I’m crossing my fingers that it all works out. Big hugs and can’t wait to see what you’re up to this season, CoCo

  5. Coco,
    I giggled when I read the first part of your post about celebrating Thanksgiving in the glow of the Christmas Tree lights!! I too decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving and host Thanksgiving Day dinner for our family of 5!!! I have done this for years because of working full time and decorating every room to the extent that I do….I would never get it done before Christmas if I waited until after Thanksgiving!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words…Yes, I do think the pups think they are at a psa when they come to stay with us!! LOL!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

  6. You are so creative, CoCo! I love your theme is inspired by French candy shops! The ornaments you bought are so adorable, and the wrapped candy ornaments you made pair perfectly with them! Can’t wait to see the finished tree!

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