Celebrations

6 DIY Holiday Food Garlands

The time to deck the halls is upon us and we can’t think of a better way to do so than with food on a string! Here are six creative holiday garlands to spruce up your home and make everything a tad more festive:

Marshmallow Mountaintop

What you’ll need:
2 bags large marshmallows
1 bag tiny marshmallows
White kitchen twine
Upholstery needle

Thread white kitchen twine through upholstery needle and alternate threading large and tiny marshmallows. Once desired length is reached, tie a knot to prevent marshmallows from falling off. Tip: roll the needle and twine in powdered sugar to keep the marshmallows from sticking.

Candy Cane Forest

What you’ll need:
Red and white paper straws
White kitchen twine
Upholstery needle

Cut paper straws to varying lengths. Thread white kitchen twine through upholstery needle and poke needle through the middle of each straw (not through the hole). Once desired length is reached, tie a knot to prevent paper straws from falling off.

Orange Ya Glad We Said Cranberry?

What you’ll need:
Dried citrus slices (orange, lemon, grapefruit, blood orange)
1 bag fresh cranberries
White kitchen twine
Upholstery needle

Thread white kitchen twine through upholstery needle and over citrus zest (at 9 o’clock on a watch face), then through the fruit so the thread is in the back. Next, thread needle back through the fruit on the opposite side (3 o’clock) and back over the zest. Bring threaded fruit to desired position on the garland, then tie a knot to separate it from the next addition. Thread through a cranberry, drag it to the knot, then tie another knot to keep it in place. Repeat with remaining citrus and cranberries, knotting in between each addition.

Pop! Goes the Garland

What you’ll need:
Giant three-flavor popcorn tin
Red and white kitchen twine
Upholstery needle

Thread white kitchen twine through upholstery needle and alternate threading white, yellow, and caramel popcorn. Once desired length is reached, tie a knot to prevent popcorn from falling off.

Im-Pasta-bly Festive

What you’ll need:
Farfalle
Rigatoni
Fusilli
Brown twine

Start by tying a knot around a piece of farfalle (bowtie!) pasta. Leave an inch or two, then tie a knot around a piece of fusilli, holding it in place. Finally, thread twine through rigatoni. Repeat, until desired length is reached.

Rose-merry, Sage, & Thyme

What you’ll need:
Rosemary
Thyme
Sage
Brown twine

Tie bundles of herbs with twine, folding overtop of twine to cover string as much as possible. Fasten with small knots of additional twine if necessary.

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