Christmas is a great time for encouraging kids to get creative and a great way to do this is to present them with an #invitation to create. These Christmas trees decorated with cake cases are so easy to make and can be adapted for kids of all ages.
How to make Cake case Christmas trees
- Case cases
- Glue – we used Bostik Extra Strength Sticki Dots and a Low Melt Glue gun
- Glitter star stickers
- Tree form
Don’t work if you don’t have a tree form, I have thought of that as we only had one, so developed a free tree form template printable for you to use. First Maxi prepared all your cupcake liners by cutting out their base leaving just the concertina sides. If you have younger children this is something you can prep for them.
My boys are getting really proficient with a Low Melt Glue gun and they used this to9 attached the cake cases to the free form. For younger kids place the Bostik Extra Strength Sticki Dots on the tree form, so the case cases will adhere and not slip like they would if you used PVA. It doesn’t matter if the cases do not go all the way around the bottom of the tree form as you can glue on as many as is needed.
Maxi kept layering the cake case sides all the way up the tree form until he reached the top.
He then used some of the accessories we had to decorate his trees.
My boys are currently at that age where everything needs to be realistic, so even though I offered lots of festive cupcake cases, but they wouldn’t use them and green it had to be!
These are so sweet – especially the little candy canes!
That’s a very effective little tree decoration. It’s amazing what you can make with blu tack glue dots, and a glue gun!
Lovely festive decoration. Handmade items have always something magical about them.
This looks brilliant – what a clever idea! My son is very literal too, he’d definitely be wanting green cupcake cases for something like this!
Love that, so cute and simple enough for me!
This looks fun and I love how cute it looks x
Magical! Very easy and attractive…thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!…Have a Christmas!
Love your cake case tree!
What a neat idea Jen – and it looks really good! I look forward to arming Kitty with a glue gun one day 🙂
What an innovative idea! But so simple. It looks like lots of fun, too.
This is so cute and very effective my glue gun gets too hot for the kids to use so i think I will have to get another one for them.
Another genius idea Jen! We are going to be having a go at these
These are awesome x
These look really effective – not sure mine are old enough to use the gun yet though
Wow these look fab! x
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