How to Make a Gumdrop Christmas Tree

Gumdrop Christmas Tree

I can remember back when I was a little girl around Christmas time, my dad would always have a Gumdrop Christmas Tree around. Some years we made the gumdrop tree and other years, we used a Plastic Gumdrop Tree. It’s been several years now that we haven’t created a Gumdrop Christmas tree and while my girls are young, I wanted to carry on this special tradition that I remember and have my girls help us to create one to display at home!

make a gumdrop tree

Here’s what you’ll need to make a Gumdrop Christmas Tree:

If you have small ones helping you with the Gumdrop Christmas Tree, parental guidance is recommended. It can be hard to stick the toothpicks into the styrofoam, so my suggestion is to have an adult stick the toothpicks in first and then let the child add the gumdrops as seen below. You can do this a little section at a time, or cover the entire tree in toothpicks first before decorating.

Gumdrop Christmas Tree

You can space the gumdrops close together or far apart, all depending on how full you want your gumdrop tree to be. Then simply add a gumdrop to each toothpick.

Gumdrop Christmas Tree

Gumdrop Christmas Tree

Once complete, set your Gumdrop Christmas Tree out for display for all to see!

Gumdrop Tree



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