DIY Tree Ornaments 3 Ways!

tree decoration upcycle

I found these gorgeous colourful chocolate coins in the Co-op and after scoffing half the net I realised the wrappers would actually make some pretty fab tree decorations.  So don’t throw away the wrappings from your chocolate coins, create some cute tree decorations instead!

foil coin craft

The first idea is pretty simple, Shiny Baubles, and you will need:

Chocolate coin wrappers;

Cardboard (old cereal packets are perfect);



Hole punch; and


1. Cut a circle out of the cardboard slightly smaller than the coin wrapper.

chocolate coin diy decoration

2. Smooth down the wrapper.

3. Glue the cardboard and stick the wrapper on top folding around the edges, repeat for the opposite side.

4. Punch a hole in the top and tie with a ribbon to hang on the tree.

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DIY christmas wrapper decoration

Next, Shiny Snowmen Decoration, sensing a shiny theme here!

You will need:

Chocolate coin wrappers in silver and a couple of different colours;





Hole punch; and


1. Cut out a snowman shape from the cardboard and glue.

DIY snowman decoration upcycle

2. Smooth the foil wrapper, stick down on the snowman shape and fold over the edges of the foil.

3. Crush a different colour into a hat shape and stick to the top of the snowman, then crush another colour into a long shape and glue on as a scarf.

snowman christmas decoration

4. Use the sharpie to make a snowman face and buttons.

5. Punch a hole in the top and tie with a ribbon to hang.

snowman foil decoration

The final decoration is a, Shiny Christmas Tree!

You will need:

Chocolate coin wrappers;




Hole punch; and 


1. Cut out a tree shape from the cardboard and cut lots of pieces out of the coin wrappers.

tree DIY decoration

2. Glue the foil pieces onto the cardboard shape.

3. Cut and glue on a star shape to the top of the tree.

4. Punch a hole in the top of the tree and tie with a ribbon.

CHristmas tree decorations DIY

Admire your gorgeously shiny new decorations.  Great to make yourself or with the kids!

J x


  1. December 4, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    This is all very well, they’re beautiful and all that. But it’s quite a poor excuse for eating all the kids’ chocolate coins. Must try harder 😉 (p.s. thanks for the idea, I’m off to steal a chocolate coin while nobody’s looking!!)

    • December 4, 2016 / 10:38 pm

      Ha ha ha! I eat all the chocolate coins, kids don’t get a look in! 🙂 x

  2. December 4, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    So what you’re saying is it’s ok to eat the kids chocolate? Yay! Love the snowman

    • December 4, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      See, I didn’t realise that it was kids chocolate, I buy the coins for myself!! Ha ha! x

  3. December 5, 2016 / 10:07 am

    Ooh these are fab! I bought three nets ages ago and we stared them early and we’re all sick rodents of them now! They were the same multicoloured ones from coop too.

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