I don’t know what it is with me and wreaths but I started making them last year (see here, here and here) and when I saw this marshmallow wreath on Pinterest, I couldn’t resist making my own. (Note on the photos: these are all from my phone so no groovy blurry background, no awesome close-ups, just rough and raw pics!) It might have something to do with my need for projects I can start and actually finish and all my wreaths have been pretty quick. This one took about an hour – less time than it would take me to wash and blow my hair dry straight, so there’s that.
- Styrofoam wreath form (I got a big one and a small one for my son to make his own)
- 3 bags of big marshmallows
- 1 bag of miniature marshmallows
- 1 bag of cranberries
- 1 bag of gummy bears (for my son’s wreath)
- Hundreds of toothpicks
- Damp rag – marshmallows get sticky
I found it easier to stick the toothpick in the big marshmallows first, then jab them into the wreath form.
But with the smaller marshmallows and the cranberries, it is MUCH easier to stick the toothpicks in the wreath first, then plop the little accents on. My 4 year old had fun finding the toothpicks I’d stuck in random places and thread a baby marshmallow on.
Note: toothpicks break. They also hurt your thumb when you jab ’em in, so I used a rag over my finger to press them in. Some of the marshmallows have fallen off the bottom of my wreath (well, two and one cranberry) so I might have to patch it from time to time. I have read from many crafters that they KEEP their marshmallow wreaths from year to year and somehow, amazingly, they do not get bugs and still look great.
I don’t believe them for a minute. This will be going in the trash. It just looks like a giant lure for ants to me.