Make Marshmallow Garland for the Christmas Tree

When I saw this idea online I couldn't believe the price they were asking! I could make this for pennies, in 10 minutes, and I'm going to show you how! 

Marshmallow garland

All I needed to create this cute garland was a spool of red and white baker's twine, a large needle, and the packing peanuts that come in all those packages we get.

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supplies for the garland

As it turns out, I didn't have a needle with an eye large enough for the baker's twine so I made my own. 

I took a wire Christmas ornament hanger and bent it into the size of a pin. 

It is just squeezed together at the eye. 

I cut a length of baker's twine about 6' long. 

I tied a knot in one end of the baker's twine and started stringing the marshmallows onto the string. 

stringing the packing peanuts on the string

They went right on, it couldn't be easier. 

You could tie knots between the marshmallows but I didn't even bother. 

My only suggestion is that you don't have your cat any where near this project. 

She couldn't help herself!

She liked the sound it made and the string flying around. 

Cat helping with the garland

In just minutes, minus the cat distraction, the garland was finished. 

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I have several small Christmas trees, and trees in my daughter's room and this garland is quick and easy and just the right size. 

tree with marshmallow garland

I am sure the garland I saw online was made from something fancier than mine but I made this one from recycled items and saved a ton of money! 

small tree with marshmallow garland

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .