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Make a Cute Candy Garland in Three Easy Steps!

Make a candy garland perfect for the holidays – use to decorate a tree or mantel! These would also be adorable for a child’s birthday party.

Make a Cute Candy Garland in Three Easy Steps!

Mix up your holiday decor by making some DIY candy garlands! When I was browsing the candy aisle at the dollar store, I realized that all the different options are so colorful and just as cute as beads.

So then I got to thinking that instead of using tons of candy for the traditional gingerbread houses, why not make some super colorful and cute garlands to decorate the tree or mantle?

These would also be adorable for a child’s birthday party. A candy garland is easy enough for kids to make, with a little parental supervision of course!

Awl, embroidery thread, scissors, and a needle

Make a Candy Garland

Gather These Supplies

  • Awl
  • String or embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Large needle (You could use a plastic needle if little kids are helping!)
  • Candy
Gumball pierced with an awl

For gumballs, pierce them with an awl first before stringing them onto a string. Work slowly and twist so you don’t break them.

Mix up your holiday decor by making some DIY candy garlands! This is such a great project for kids to help with!

Gummy candies can be easily pierced with a needle and strung.

Mix up your holiday decor by making some DIY candy garlands! This is such a great project for kids to help with!

Experiment with patterns and colors, or just make some garlands that are random!

Make a candy garland perfect for the holidays - use to decorate a tree or mantel! These would also be adorable for a child's birthday party.

And they look even cuter when you hang a few different ones together.

Make a candy garland perfect for the holidays - use to decorate a tree or mantel! These would also be adorable for a child's birthday party.

And of course another key step in this project is snacking on a few pieces to give yourself the strength and energy to finish!

Yield: 1 garland

Candy Garland

Make a candy garland perfect for the holidays - use to decorate a tree or mantel! These would also be adorable for a child's birthday party.

This candy garland is SO easy to make - it's perfect for parties, or the Christmas tree. Fun for kids or for adults.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • String or embroidery thread
  • Candy - several bags

Tools

  • Awl
  • Scissors
  • Large needle (You could use a plastic needle if little kids are helping!)

Instructions

  1. Start with a very long piece of string, knotted several times at one end and a needle at the other.
  2. Begin placing candy on the string in patterns or a random fashion.
  3. For gumballs, pierce them with an awl first before stringing them onto a string. Work slowly and twist so you don’t break them.
  4. Gummy candies can be easily pierced with a needle and strung.
  5. Experiment with patterns and colors, or just make some garlands that are random! String the other end when done and hang.

Notes

I purchased my candy at the dollar store, for $1 a bag. If you're going to make garlands, buy candy as cheaply as possible (bulk is an option too).

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If you love this DIY candy garland, let me know in the comments. I’d also love for you to check out these other fun party posts:

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Paige

Friday 13th of November 2015

These garlands are so fun! My little man would LOVE making these!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/

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