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Glittered Candy Garland

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Give your holiday decor a little glitz and glamor with this Glittered Candy Garland.  Made with various shades of whites, browns, and blues, this Christmas garland decoration can really be on display the whole year through.  Great for decorating Christmas trees, mantels, or kitchens, this lightweight garland is sure to please all!

Glittered Candy Garland

Materials:

  • Pinking Shears (9")
  • The Original Orange-Handled Scissors™ (8")
  • Styrofoam balls in varied sizes
  • Crepe paper in holiday colors
  • Twist ties
  • Baker’s twine or string
  • Glitter
  • Glitter glue
  • Paint brush
  • Cardstock

 

Instructions:

  1. Begin by glittering several small styrofoam balls with glitter.  Keep your fingers glue and glitter-free by using a toothpick to hold the ball. Brush the ball with a generous coat of glue. Sprinkle glitter on the ball until it’s completely covered. Stick the toothpick and ball into a styrofoam sheet, and allow it to dry. Repeat and glitter the remaining balls.

    Glitter Candy Garland
     
  2. Once the glue has dried, cut a length of string or bakers twine, thread a long needle, and string the glittered and un-glittered styrofoam balls. If it’s difficult to push the needle through the ball, use a compass point, awl, or pencil to create a guide hole.

    Glitter Candy Garland
     
  3. Now, it’s time to wrap the candy. For each ball, use your pinking sheers to cut a piece of crepe paper that’s large enough to wrap the ball. Roughly, the length of the paper should be three times the circumference of the ball and the width should be 3.5 times the ball’s diameter.
     
  4. Place the ball on top of the “wrapper”, with the paper running vertically. Make sure the ball is centered and the string is horizontal.  Wrap the paper around the ball.

    Glitter Candy Garland
     
  5. Use a colorful twist-tie to tie the ends.

    Glitter Candy Garland
     
  6. Wrap all of your candies on the string, except for the glittered balls.

    Glitter Candy Garland
     
  7. Punch a few holiday shapes, and glue them to the center of each candy piece. And there you have it! The perfect candy garland for the holidays.

    Glitter Candy Garland
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