Learn how to make fun candy crafts for Christmas, including my gnome candy holder!
Christmas and candy go hand in hand, even if you only indulge in a chocolate here and there. In my family our tradition is to fill our stockings with small gifts and candy, but lately I’ve been seeing new and fun ways to dress up the candy and turn it into a gift all by itself. So I’ve designed some fun candy crafts for you to make, all using simple cardstock, glue, ribbon, and even half of a clear ball ornament.
Watch the step-by-step video that shows how these candy crafts for Christmas are made from start to finish:
Let me show you how easy it is to make these fun candy crafts for Christmas with my free designs! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Materials to Make Candy Crafts for Christmas
- Cardstock – Red, green, black, dark brown, light brown, pink, and white
- Tacky Glue
- Half of a 3.15 in. clear plastic ornament (to make the candy gnomes)
- Candy to put in your candy crafts (such as Hershey Kisses, Reese peanut butter cups, Brach’s Christmas Nougats, Lindor truffles, and red lollipops)
- (Optional) Ribbon to tie around or attach to your candy crafts
- A method to cut your cardstock – I used the amazing Cricut Maker, but you can also use the Cricut Maker 3 or Cricut Explore Series, or Cricut Joy
- Cricut Green Standard Grip Mat
- Brayer Tool
- Scoring Tool
- XL Scraper
- Design #350 – My free Candy Crafts for Christmas (gnomes, reindeer, tree, and candy boxes) SVG/DXF/PDF files are in my free resource library (get a password for it at the bottom of this page)
How to Make Your Own Candy Crafts for Christmas
Watch the step-by-step video that shows how these candy crafts for Christmas are made from start to finish!
Answers to Your Questions About How to Make Candy Crafts for Christmas
Q: What kind of cardstock do I need?
I recommend 65-80 lb. cardstock for these crafts. Thicker cardstock will be harder to cut and fold. It’s especially important to avoid thick cardstocks on the chocolate kiss Christmas Tree, as it will be too hard to fold if it is too thick.
Q: Do I have to use those plastic ornaments?
You only need them if you’re planning to add candy. If you don’t want candy, leave it off and just add a name there!
Get my free patterns to create fun candy crafts for Christmas
I love seeing what you make with my designs and how you use them! Please share a photo of your candy crafts in our Facebook group or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.