DIY: Candy Wrapper Garland

by Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

I love this candy garland!! I’ve used yards of it to decorate a candy bar at the most outrageous birthday party and now to decorate my colorful Christmas tree! Here’s how you do it.

Candy Wrapper Garland
(about 15 candy pieces per foot of garland)
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Ingredients: 
4-inch Multicolored candy foils in a variety of colors (each peanut takes one foil to wrap, about 15 peanuts per foot)
Recycled packing peanuts (I used the white biodegradable kind that seem to multiply in my studio)
Embroidery floss (I used grey)
1 large needle

What to do: 
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Step 01: Lay candy foil out flat, place packing peanut towards the bottom in the middle.

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Step 02: From bottom to top, begin to roll the packing peanut up

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Step 03: Once rolled, twist both ends like a candy.
Pro Tip: Twist carefully so you don’t rip the foil.

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Step 04: Thread the floss through the middle of each peanut carefully to form a garland. I kept my series of colors consistent, but feel free to mix it up. About 15 pieces of “candy” per foot of garland.

Watch the video to get a sneak peek at one of my Christmas trees this year! 

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