We love the three ingredient recipes so of course I love the three item DIY for Valentine’s Day! The Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tree is an easy DIY perfect for your Valentine’s Day party. A fun, flashy and festive centerpiece which as a bonus is edible!
Hershey Valentine themed kisses 2 bags
Styrofoam cone – size of your choice – I use a 6″ by 3″ cone
Directions Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tree
This is a very simple and straightforward DIY Valentine’s Day craft once the materials are purchased. The design of the Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tree is up to your imagination and creativity. There is a bit of setup involved but once the assembly line begins the DIY will move along quickly.
- Open bags of Hershey kisses and sort kisses by color (and try not to eat too many …)
- Arrange straight pins for easy access.
- After deciding upon a design or feel free to have no design in mind and wing it – use the assembly line method of assembling materials prior to placing the kisses on the Styrofoam tree.
- Take one straight pin and poke the pin through the top of the foil on the Hershey kiss; the top of the kiss has a gathering of foil below the kiss ribbon – that is your target.
- Assemble of few of the kisses before arranging on the tree as this makes it easier to visualize a design,
- Begin sticking each kiss into the cone. Stagger the placement of the kisses so the cone does not show through.
- Kisses in mass are a little heavy and can unbalance the cone until the cone is fully filled; I balance the cone against a solid object while filling the cone with kisses. Once filled the cone will stand alone and is balanced.
Your edible Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tree is now ready! This makes a fun and sparkly centerpiece with the addition of a place mat, candles and themed table settings.
Kids Craft For Valentine’s Day
This is a fun DIY or crafts for appropriately aged children taking into consideration the safety of straight pins and their age. With kids I let them pick their own design and don’t worry about staggering the kisses so much. It will all come out fine in the end and part of the fun is watching their creativity shine through with the colors and design created.
This step is optional, but I wrap aluminum foil around the Styrofoam cone to provide a complementary surface as the color of the kisses complement silver and are shiny. This is totally optional but a nice touch.
If you do not want to use straight pins then a glue gun can easily be used. I’ve assembled the tree both ways.
Start checking your local dollar store for all the materials. One of my favorite dollar stores has a floral section which usually has Styrofoam cones in stock. This is the time to also keep your eye out for pre Valentine’s Day sales on Hershey kisses at the grocery store or drugstore. CVS will usually run a sale or buy two sale weeks before a holiday for holiday themed chocolates.
Day One: DIY Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tree
Day Five: No Sew DIY Valentine’s Day Card