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