Okay, this is the last candy related Christmas decorating post, I promise! Hasn’t this been fun?! :)
I adore how my Gum Drop Garland turned out. It is soooo easy and fast and just adorable. See?
And it cost me only $1.00!!
My gum drop garland is wrapped around a grapevine tree in my “collected” foyer. However, you can use a gum drop garland anywhere your sweet, big heart pleases. I thought it also would be cute to make little strung ornaments out of 3-4 gum drops.
Anyway, on to the tutorial…
- Gum Drops 1.00/bag at the Dollar Store
- Upholstery Thread or Fishing Line
- Long Needle
- Damp Rag to wipe off your sticky fingers and needle.
Cut a piece of thread as long as you want your garland. I cut mine around 4 feet long. Knot the end. Then begin threading on gum drops. I alternated colors and the direction of the gumdrops as you can see in the first picture.
After several gum drops your needle, thread and fingers will begin getting sticky. Just wipe them off and keep at it!
Or, I guess you could lick your fingers if you’d like!
Once you’ve finished threading the gum drops, knot the thread and cut off any excess. Then have fun decorating with this whimsical gum drop garland!
…add it to a candle holder…
…or drape it over a mirror…
…hang it from a shelf…
…or wrap a grapevine wreath with it like I did in my foyer…
So there you have it…how to make a fun, frugal and whimsical gum drop garland. As always, please use discretion where you place your garland if you have little children.
P.S. I’ve had my gum drop garland made and in my foyer for two weeks and I haven’t had any issues with bugs!
Are y’all ready for Christmas? I haven’t even started wrapping yet! Ha!