Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Pez Tree
With Santa Yoda Bobble-head!

We three...dorks, of Christmas cheer, bring you...
Our Christmas Pez Tree!

It was a blast to make.
Well, the laughing and eating of Pez was a blast.
The "Ouch, that's my finger under the hot wax" - not so much. ;)

Yep, that's...Yoda.
Bobble-head... Santa... Yoda.
Perfect, no?

Tim's mom used to make a Starlight Mint tree.
My mom....would have liked to make a candy tree, but likely bright and shiny objects distracted her. So, Tim and I compromised. We walked the candy aisle in Tar-jay until we found something festive and wacky. Pez. Perfect.

Tim, the Middle-Schooler, and I - worked in pairs. It was many hours and lots of laughs. Tim wanted to make a "garland" in yellow Pez - hopefully you can see that in the pics. I thought it was a nice touch.

The rest of the tree is random.
Well, random meaning...we tried to make sure that no two of the same color are next to one another, nor above one another, and there all with the "P's" up and the "Z's" down...and, can I JUST TELL YOU that there are verrry few red Pez in each bag - oh, and there's one mistake, two oranges on there vertically, but we're not fixing it - because..."The great thing about a Pez tree is that there's no wrong way of doing it."

Least that's what Tim kept telling me, so I didn't get all flustered.
To mount Dear Santa Yoda, we took great expense in securing a golf pencil.
Nuff said.
We set our tree on a holiday plate. (We're not sure if the Middle-Schooler noticed it was a cute little penguin,yet. Shh, don't tell him.) And, we put the extras out for folks to eat. Since I would break someone's fingers it would be a shame to eat directly off the tree.
So, there you have it. 5 bags of Pez, many hot glue sticks, and a few truly fun hours later, we have our tree.

Have you made a candy tree?
Are you planning to?
Let us know below!

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Jules said...

Yeah - *THAT'S* what I need in my reach is even MOOOOORE sugar. *snort*

Geez - I'm still coming off the "Italian Sea Foam Merangue" high from yesterday.

Yanno, I've considered that if there was a safe way to drill through atomic fireballs, they'd make very cute edible decor for a small tree.

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

I've found a safe way of making ornaments out of atomic fireballs, but I've given up that vise. ;)

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Dana how fun! I love it. As you know the glue gun got me too. Does every year. Now I have a nice big blister on my fingertip. Ouch!

I'm just about finished with crafts now. Just a few finishing touched today and then I'm going to post my finished projects on the blog. Next....the cooking and baking!

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LeAnn said...

That is so funny and I must say quite creative! I loved seeing your post and I will see Pez much differently from this time on.

Decor To Adore said...

Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

Be Merry and Bright!

STARDUST said...

LOL! Dana how did you ever come up with this idea? So funny!

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Oh, this inspiration for craziness...usually come from my hubby.
The Pez tree was his idea :)
~ Dana

Cassie Bustamante said...

that is too funny!!!! the yoda on top is awesome!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

wait, I thought I already commented on this! love it! so fun and kitchy. and I love kitchy :)

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