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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

    July 29, 2013

    this decoration is so cute!! it’s so original and easy to do, nice idea!!

  2. lyndsay // coco cake land

    July 29, 2013

    omg i love it! beautiful tutorial and styling, chiara! love the photos.

  3. Tanya @ myinvisiblecamera

    July 29, 2013

    THIS! This is such a fantastic idea! Now to plan an occasion where I can use it!!

  4. Desiree

    July 29, 2013

    Adorable. I agree, perfect for a circus themed party! So fun.

  5. jennifer prod

    July 29, 2013

    i like that this garland serves multiple purposes.. ie.. dessert is ready!

  6. Kia @ With Lovely,

    July 29, 2013

    Cute take on the cotton candy garland! You can see my version w/ lights here:

  7. georgia stewart

    July 29, 2013

    how cute and so very sweet , thanks for sharing i am going to try them they are way cute
    kindest regards
    georgia stewart

  8. Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

    July 30, 2013

    Wait… It’s fake? I thought they were real the moment I saw this post’s thumbnail photo on bloglovin!

  9. Crystal

    July 30, 2013

    Wow, what an amazing idea! But really, all of your postings are! Any chance you can share where that darling cake stand is from? 🙂

  10. Paulette Leto

    July 31, 2013

    That’s very cute, and looks just like real cotton candy! I hope nobody tries to eat one by accident!

  11. Sandra | Simply Peachy

    August 9, 2013

    So cute!!

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