How to Make a Astro Weenie Christmas Tree

by T F

Supplies

  • Large styrofoam cone
  • Tinfoil, double stick tape
  • Large platter
  • Baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes
  • Cherry tomatoes, mini sweet peppers, olives
  • Sweet gherkin pickles, pineapple chunks
  • Colby, pepper jack cheese squares, gummy bears
  • Toothpicks
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Take protective plastic off styrofoam cone.

    Step 2

    Tear off a large piece of tin foil, about six inches longer than cone. I used heavy duty weight of foil.

    Step 3

    Wrap cone tightly in foil, using double sided tape on edge of foil to seal.

    Step 4

    Have all vegetables washed, dried and in bite size pieces. Cut cheese into chunks.

    Step 5

    Drain pineapple & pickles and let sit to really dry. Use paper towels to soak up extra moisture. You want the ingredients dry when put on the tree.

    Step 6

    Since my tree was going to travel 30 minutes to a party, I needed it to arrive in one piece. I used hot glue to attach it to the glass plate, knowing I could easily get the glue off afterwards.

    Step 7

    Now comes the fun part! Stick ingredients on a toothpick and start attaching to the cone. Make a pattern, or just attach any which way.

    Step 8

    Continue to fill in......

    Step 9

    This is about a 15 inch tall cone, and it took about one hour to fill this tree in.

    Step 10

    For a tree topper, I took six icicle ornaments and stuck them in the top of the tree.

    Step 11

    Ready to party!