Here's the tree from last year. It's in the landing at the top of our stairs. It's full of things I've collected on sale each Christmas in the "Sweets" theme, but I wanted to add more...
Like a fun cereal and marshmallow garland.
Come on in and see the cute garland you can make too!!
All you need is...
- bags of mini marshmallows
- fruit loop cereal
- large needle
- waxed dental floss
Thread floss through the needle. Use a large needle for the bigger eye. It's easier to thread the floss through.
Tie a knot through the center of one fruit loop as a stopper at the end.
Now start to thread the cereal and marshmallows on in any order you'd like
The biggest tip...
Let your marshmallows go stale. When they are fresh and squishy, the floss breaks through the sides like a knife!
Here's how I started.
and then a little more...choose any repeat or random pattern you'd like.
I'll add a picture of the garland to this post when I hang it on the tree in December. I just wanted to share this project early, because you need time to leave those little squishy marshmallows out to go stale!!
I've priced out artificial candy garland or garland that would fit this theme of "sweets" and they can be pricey and you need a lot of garland on a tree.
My rule of thumb for how much garland for your Christmas tree...
About 9 feet of garland for every foot of tree.
Purchased garland usually comes in 6 -12 foot pieces, but they commonly come in 9 foot lengths.
So, if your tree is 7 feet tall, you will need 63 feet of garland or 7 x 9.
If you don't want to deal with numbers, just figure on 1 package of garland per foot of tree.