I know it’s a little late for Easter-related tutorials, but this candy garland could really be adapted to fit any season. You could make this garland using M&M’s, Skittles, Pillow Mints…even Gummy Bears would be adorable for a carnival or zoo party! Not only is it adaptable; it’s simple. Seriously. If you can glue and fold, you can make this.
Small candy pieces
Crepe Paper streamers
Hot glue/glue gun
How to Make Your Candy Garland:
1. Cut a workable length of crepe paper. I made mine about two feet in length. The folding process will shorten the garland, but don’t feel like you have to make it the length of your project. You can cut the garland down to size after it’s made.
2. Fold the crepe paper in half lengthwise. Then fold it in half again. You should now have a long, thin strip of crepe paper. (Note: Don’t try cutting the crepe paper in half. The folds help give the garland stability.)
3. Hot glue your first piece of candy to one end of the crepe paper. Twist the paper so that the back side of the folded streamer now faces the front and pinch it closed.
4. Repeat step three with the rest of your candy until you’ve reached the end of the streamer.
The folds between candies help to make the garland flexible so you can use it for multiple projects. Here are a couple pictures of how I used this candy garland ‘garnish’.
*Note* The final project should be used as decoration only. Please don’t let children eat hot glued candy!