Sweet Shop Themed Christmas Tree

We’re sharing our sweet shop-themed Christmas tree as we team up with some of our favorite ladies for the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop hosted by the always fabulous, Cindy of County Road 407!

If you’re coming over from Christy’s blog, Our Southern Home, welcome, we’re excited to have you here. Christy has such an elegant style that inspires me all the time, I can’t wait to see what she has for us today!

Our Lifestyle of Love group has been together for many years now. But if you’re new, here’s a list of all the things we’ve created together so far…

Our Sweet Shop Christmas Tree Inspiration…

Truth be told, I’ve wanted to do a sweet shop or candy-themed Christmas tree for several years. I just couldn’t get the timing right.

But this year we’ve had a lot to celebrate both personally and professionally. So, I decided early on that if there was ever a year to do it, it was this one.

And since we were fully embracing a new theme anyway, we should probably get a flocked tree as well.

We were basically starting from scratch.

While I had plenty of glittery blush pink ornaments, I didn’t have a single one that looked like it would belong in a sweet shop.

So, just before Halloween, we started shopping up our favorite big box stores and even Cracker Barrel to help us build our sweet shop-themed Christmas Tree.

Sweet Shop Themed Christmas Tree Ideas-The Crowned Goat

Here’s a look at the sweet shop ornaments we chose, and a few tips we learned along the way…

Sweet Shop or Candy-Themed…

Any Google search will quickly net you thousands of candy-inspired ideas from birthday parties to holiday celebrations.

Decide if you want a sweet shop, candy land, or peppermint-themed tree. This will help you narrow your focus and your color palette too.

Determine Your Budget…

Ornaments and holiday decorations in general can really add up, so determine your budget in advance and stick to it.

As I mentioned above, we were starting completely from scratch save for a few glitter ornaments. Thankfully, we found almost everything we needed on sale because the discounts started early this year.

Get Crafty…

Crafting ornaments during the lazy days of summer and in the weeks leading up to the holidays gets me all kinds of excited.

I started crafting ornaments for our sweet shop-themed Christmas tree in July. Then around the 25th of each month from that point forward I made progress on our ideas.

Most of the time, I made an actual ornament.

A few months though I got caught up in other projects. So, the only thing I was able to do was to make a decision or order supplies.

Still, committing to one thing a month really helped to keep us stress-free and organized during the holiday season.

You can find how to make the wrapped candy ornaments here, the cake pop-inspired ornaments here, and the easy ice cream cone ornaments here.

Tell Your Friends and Family What You’re Looking For…

There is no way our sweet shop-themed Christmas tree would have even been possible without the help of my Mom and my bestie S who also helps me run the TCG website.

My Mom has a completely different style than I have. She also sees interesting things that I would normally pass up.

S on the other hand is solutions based. She loves to research and find just the right thing.

Working with them was like a holiday dream team. They literally helped me scout multiple towns and stores for months and I could not be more thankful for their help!

How to Decorate a Sweet Shop Themed Christmas Tree-The Crowned Goat

Where to Shop for a Sweet Shop-Themed Christmas Tree…

Hobby Lobby:

We found the majority of our holiday decor at Hobby Lobby this year because they marked everything down really early. Some of these ornaments were even 60% off at the time of purchase.

Lemon Cookie Ornaments

Sugar Cookie Ornaments

Lollipop Ornaments

Pastel Macrons

Faux Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks

Faux Candy Covered Cake Pops


While Michaels didn’t have anything deeply discounted the day we were there, we were still able to pick up two favorites.

Cotton Candy Ornaments in Pink and Blue

Beaded Pink Donut

Cracker Barrel:

This is the first time I’ve ever bought an ornament from Cracker Barrel but I’m so glad I did. Our sweet shop Christmas tree would not be the same without the ornaments we found there!

Cotton Candy Machine Ornament

Ice Cream Ornament

At Home:

My Mom shops At Home every holiday season and while she was there she stumbled upon the Mrs. Claus Bakery Collection and scooped up several goodies for me.

Soft Ice Cream Ornament

Pink Ice Cream Cone Ornament

Hot Cocoa Ornament

Pink Pom Pom Picks

Cupcake Picks

Keep Packages Simple…

When it comes to wrapping special gifts, keep it simple. We chose to wrap all our gifts in white paper or to use white kraft bags this year.

If you have presents going to multiple cities, consider color-coding gift tags and ribbons by family or destination. That way, it will help keep you organized.

You can find out how to make these personalized watercolor gift tags here.


Beware Mischievous Pets…

I have no idea why it never dawned on me our sweet rescue Piper might be very tempted by a sweet shop-themed Christmas tree with ornaments that look so realistic.

I guess I was just too excited about finally seeing this tree come to life.

By the time it was all said and done, we lost nearly 10 ornaments. They were mostly felt or made from paper.

Honestly, she probably thought we put toys on the tree for her 😆

I’m not sure if you can see it or not but there is a garland that looks like gumballs. Well, she got a hold of it one day and nearly took the entire tree down.

We love that little cutie to pieces but rescues and puppies are not for the faint of heart. So, if you have a mischievous pet or curious littles be careful with ornaments, picks, and garlands like these.

Sweet Shop Themed Christmas Tree-The Crowned Goat

Celebrating a Sweet Holiday Season…

All in all, I couldn’t be more excited about how this tree came together.

Despite my Mom and her sisters all having special ornaments they look for each year, I freely admit, I’ve never collected or been attached to ornaments in the past.

I just didn’t understand what the hype was all about.

After spending time finding just the right pieces to go with our sweet shop-themed Christmas tree though I totally get it now.

Easy Ways to Decorate a Sweet Shop Themed Christmas Tree-The Crowned Goat

Up next on the Lifestyle of Love Blog hop is my sweet friend Lora’s blog, Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder. Lora is one of the most creative people I know and I can’t wait to check out all her fabulous ideas!

Once you’re finished there, be sure to check out what the rest of these fabulous ladies are sharing!

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  1. CoCo,
    Just when I thought I could start downsizing our holiday decor….you make me want to start a tree like this! I just love the whimsy and all the soft colors. This needs to be in a magazine!

  2. I love the look of this tree! Such beautiful colors!

  3. CoCo your tree has to be the most creative tree I’ve ever seen. It’s soft and gorgeous. Will you repurpose these ornaments every year? So much fun, loved it!

  4. CoCo, this may be the prettiest tree ever. I love your theme and all the “sweet” ornaments. Everyone of them is unique and special. Love the pink and blues. Enjoy your beautiful tree and thank you so much for sharing it.

  5. CoCo your tree is adorably precious, such a work of confectionary art!! So fun! You do pastels like no one else, and I’d love to see it in person to oooh and aaah at all the realistic pieces. I can totally understand that your pup thought they were treats for her on the tree! Loved seeing this. Hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas Season!!

  6. Well I didn’t think it was possible to look at a Christmas tree and feel delight and hungry at the same time. Each ornament is so stinkin’ cute. Especially the cotton candy ornaments. So. Stinkin’. Cute! And all that pink?! Yaaaas!!! We have some donut dog toys. Each time we bring those out I’m going to think of you and your tree. Love it! Thank you so much for joining us today. Have a sweeeeeet Christmas! 😉

  7. Such an AMAZING tree, CoCo!!! It’s SO fun and carefree. All of the ornaments that you have collected over the past few months are just adorable. They all go together and each one makes your tree look so cohesive. Just an amazing job!!

  8. You have created a truly delightful marshmallow world in the winter! I love all of the truly SWEET touches.

  9. This is the prettiest and sweetest idea for a Christmas tree CoCo. I absolutely love it and every ornament. I think the beaded pink doughnut, cake pops, lemon, and sugar cookies were my faves. I would love to create a pastel tree one of these days. It’s so joyful. Merry Christmas my friend.

  10. Wow! Just wow! This is over-the-top amazingly creative and beautiful, CoCo! The pastel candy-sweet colors set against the flocked tree, the detailed, hand-crafted ornaments, and the purchased ones you found to match your theme. I’m so glad you had so much fun with this; that’s what creative Christmas decorating is all about. Creating a theme, taking the time to create and making it personal. Love that it was a group effort, too. So satisfying. Thanks for sharing every beautiful feature; loved it all! Merry Christmas, friend!

  11. Wow, CoCo! I’m so excited to see your full Christmas tree! It is stunning! The tree by itself is gorgeous and all of the ornaments are amazing! I love how you came up with a theme and then made ornaments to go along with the ones you purchased! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! I bet it’s just as pretty at night as it is during the day! I hope you enjoy the next two weeks leading up to Christmas!

  12. I am loving your sweet shop inspired Christmas tree… especially those donut ornaments. Your gorgeous tree just oozes with whimsical charm!

  13. CoCo, your tree is darling. Love the pinks and the sweets. The donuts are delightful. You are so creative and have quite the eye for creating beautiful looks. I am happy to feature your Sweet shop themed Christmas tree at Love Your Creativity . Merry Christmas. xo

  14. Coco – I love your “sweet themed” Christmas. It is SO cheerful and it brings back memories from my childhood. It’s like that line from “Twas the night before Christmas” – “The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” I agree – this whole decorating scheme needs to be in a magazine.

  15. I always admire the sweet shop trees at Christmas time from afar, and yours is spectacular CoCo! I have always wanted a flocked tree too! You are right, making ornaments in July and early on really takes the pressure off. Love your tree, it is darling.

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