marshmallow fun

Our tree looked a little pathetic this year.  It is fake (since we are traveling and have massive allergies) and scrawny.  I remembered seeing a this picture of marshmallow garlands and thinking it was magical and delightful.   So this year Michelle and I got busy making our own.

Marshmallow Garland

  • Three bags of Marshmallows
  • Thin yarn or twine
  • One big needle
  • Wet wipes (we didn’t have them, but could have used them)
  • Scissors

First step: eat some marshmallows while your friend puts up lights:

Second step: thread your needle and start spearing marshmallows:

Third step: slide the ‘mellow along the thread.  We used several pieces and put them all together because things just got too sticky.  My small tree has about 5 segments tied together:

… As you can see it gets goopy, so be prepared.  Fishing wire would go through the little guys easiest, but if you want gaps a prettier thread is better.  I would not recommend using thick yarn.

Dixie looked pretty skeptical, but the results were cute.  Here is the before and after shots of the tree…Please note that David took the “creative” after picture.

post script…

I scheduled this post out two weeks ago before I left on my honeymoon.  Tonight we got home and found some queasy dogs and no more garland.  This might not be pet friendly.


  1. Oh no! IT did look great though! :)

    Hope you had a fantastic honeymoon, sweetie! xoxo

  2. LOL re: your P.S. Your poor doggies (and poor garland!)….I made a super similar one a few weeks ago, but used large cotton balls on floss. This would be so much more dog friendly ;)

  3. Awww guess dogs and marshamallows don’t mix :-) Your home is so cute and festive – love the reindeer laying by the fireplace!

  4. Ah, that’s funny about the pups, lol.

  5. This is adorable .. but both my dog and husband would eat all of the marshmallows before we ever got close to the holiday!
    xx Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

    • Well, I ate my fair share and then the dogs finished it off. In case anyone is concerned, the pups are going to the vet tomorrow (routine check up) and I am going to have him examine them for signs of marshmallow and yarn. Thanks for commenting! xo

  6. I am absolutely CRACKING UP at your post script!

  7. That post script seriously put me in fits of laughter. Poor puppies. But a good attempt. I actually haven’t put a tree up in a few years, since my cat scratched his eye three times on the tree. I’m sure I’ll get over it eventually, but for now, I’d like no extra vet bills.

  8. This is really cute, the non-pet friendly thing made me laugh. Cute blog :)

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