Jul 29

Cotton Candy Garland DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Did you know that cotton candy was invented by a dentist? But there’s no need to worry about cavities (or melting, for that matter) with this sweet (fake) cotton candy garland. Click through for instructions on how to make your own! (PS – Remember these cotton candy trays?)

Cotton Candy Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!Cotton Candy Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!Cotton Candy Garland | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: cotton batting, scissors, spray paint, twine, needle, glue gun, white paper, tape.

Step 1: Cut batting into a 3 x 6 inch (no need to be exact) rectangle, with one side rounded off.
Step 2: Gently pull on the top layer of the cotton batting, so that it’s still attached, but looks ‘fluffy.’
Step 3: In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the rectangles.
Step 4: While these are drying, create your paper tubes by rolling up a pieces of 4 x 4 inch white paper. Tape to secure. If it looks too long, snip off the top.
Step 5: Apply hot glue to the straight end of the batting. Lay the paper tube on it and press til set.
Step 6: Roll up the batting and glue the open end down. Fluff batting again to get a good shape.
Step 7: String the “cotton candies” onto a length of twine.
Step 8: Hang and enjoy!
Cotton Candy Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!Cotton Candy Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!
This would be so cute for a carnival or circus-themed party, or a pretty, pastel baby shower!
Photography by Tim Gibson


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