A place card made from popcorn and caramel shaped into a Christmas tree.

Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Cards DIY

Make edible place cards with popcorn! These DIY popcorn tree place cards are cute Christmas decorations and they are delicious too.

A place card made from popcorn and caramel shaped into a Christmas tree.
Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Cards DIY

Try this Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Cards DIY to make edible place cards for your next holiday party. It’s an easy popcorn craft that tastes good too!

A Christmas Tree place card made from popcorn and caramel on a holiday table.

What kind of music do elves like best?

“Wrap” music!

I’ve been scribbling elf jokes on my children’s lunch napkins. If I have time, I’ll sketch (poorly, I’m afraid) an elf, grinning at them. It’s my little way of making them smile (I hope) as they munch their sandwich, but the truth is, it’s been good for getting me in the holiday spirit, too.

This Christmas has truly crept up on me! I woke on Monday in near panic, when I realized that the big day was just days away. How did that happen?

Supplies to make Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Cards including a scoop of popcorn, cardstock, scissors, ice cream cones and caramel.

A scoop of popcorn kernels with popcorn in the background.

Popcorn Christmas Decorations: Popcorn Tree Place Cards DIY

It’s all about last minute preparation, and I just have to share these edible Popcorn Tree Place Cards DIY with you. Not only are these easy popcorn Christmas decorations a sweet way to welcome your guests to their place at your holiday table, but if you wanted to, they are totally edible!

Make a little extra popcorn — you’ll need some to munch on as you glue the popcorn into little trees.

A bowl of popcorn on a wooden surface.

Supplies to Make These Popcorn Christmas Decorations

You won’t need much to DIY these cute (and edible) popcorn place cards! Just caramel, ice cream cones (to build your Christmas tree shapes around), popped popcorn, powdered sugar (optional, but fun), and some card stock to make the name cards. 

How to Make This Easy Popcorn Craft

Start at the base, and make sure your caramel isn’t too runny. The caramel should be thick and sticky, but warmed a little so you can work with it, like glue. As you work your way to the top, the tree will come to shape.

Finish off your popcorn tree place cards with a dusting of powdered sugar snow if you wish. Then, add card stock with your guests’ names printed in pretty font, trimmed to about 3 x 1/2 inches.

A Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Card with a tag that says, "Merry Christmas" on it.

I like to firm up these edible place cards a bit in the refrigerator, and they will keep there for a couple of hours. What I had intended as a cute place card turned out to be quite tasty, actually. It is totally edible, and can do double duty as dessert, if you serve a small bowl of ice cream on the side. The trees can be broken apart or you can bite the tops off the trees, whatever makes you feel like a kid at heart.

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Dorie Greenspan’s World Peace Cookies

Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Cards DIY

Try this Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Cards DIY to make edible place cards for your next holiday party. It’s an easy craft that tastes good too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Chill Time 1 hour
Servings 4 place cards
Calories 276kcal


  • 8 oz caramel
  • 4 ice cream cones
  • 4 cups popped popcorn there should be enough for you to munch as you make these
  • powdered sugar optional
  • 4 pieces printed card stock trimmed 3" x 1/2"


  • Warm the caramel in short bursts (15-20 seconds each) in the microwave until the caramel is still thick but warm enough that it can act as glue. If you overheat the caramel, wait for it cool.
  • Starting at the wide base of the cone, dip each popcorn into the caramel and "glue" it on the cone. Work your way around and to the top of the cone. Place the tree gently on a small dish and chill in the refrigerator until firm.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar if you want a snowy effect, and add the card stock for your place card.


Edible place cards! If you wish to eat these, you can! It's also good with a little ice cream on the side.
How much popcorn to pop? If you are popping your own popcorn, 2 tablespoons of popcorns makes about 4 cups, however it's usually a little less after accounting for un-popped kernels. If you want to make lots of extra for munching (about 7-8 cups of popcorn total) you can pop 1/4 cup of kernels.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Deb|EastofEdenCooking

    A fabulous addition to the holiday table. The edible Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Cards are so much more fun than the usual place card holders! (It might be difficult to wait until dessert time to take a nibble though!) 

  2. Mary@SiftingFocus

    These are adorable Liren. This is something I would totally make. Homemade place cards add such a personal feel to the to any event. 

  3. Amanda

    These are so cute and creative!! My mother would flip if she saw them. She strings popcorn for the Christmas tree,

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