diy candy garland


Last weekend my friend Mara came over to work on a few crafts for my baby shower, which is in just a few weeks! Eeek! One of the projects I had planned was to make garland out of Whoppers with the objective of not eating them before they make it onto the string. I didn’t think I could be up for that challenge, I mean honestly, how would I string these delicious Whoppers one by one and not pop a few? So instead, I made Mara do all of the garland making! Haha, what a sweet friend!! She did an excellent job and now I want to share this  easy DIY with you.


First quadruple the string, so it’s thick and can hold the weight of the candy. So double it and add the needle, then pull the string through, so it’s 4 times as thick. Hopefully that makes sense! : ) Ours was about 2 feet long. Tie a knot at the end, but leave extra room for hanging the garland.

String the Whoppers one by one. Mara used this gripper I have that works to open jars, to pull the needle through once the malt ball was halfway on. Otherwise, you’re fingers will slip when trying to pull the needle through the candy.

Sting as many as you would like and then tie another knot. Don’t cut the string right at the knot, you’ll need extra string to hang your garland.

You can hang this garland on a mantel (as long as the fires not lit!), staircase, window, etc. I tied a brown bow at the ends and middle of the garland, it’s a good way to hide the tack that I hung it with and it looks very pretty!

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7 responses to diy candy garland

  1. March 22, 2012

    so cute and sweet!!!
    can’t wait to see more of your baby shower!

  2. March 22, 2012

    aw this was so much fun! But having the smell of chocolate on my fingers was torture since I couldn’t eat any! haha Love you! xox

  3. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012

    ridiculously cuuuutee!! <3Kimberly

  4. Rebecca K
    March 22, 2012

    LOL You girls are too cute. Love this!!!! I want to eat it ;o)

  5. what a great idea 😉

  6. Lisa
    July 5, 2014

    This is a very cute site that you have created. it’s really fun to look around.

    1. Eden
      July 6, 2014

      Thank you!!!

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