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« on: November 14, 2007 11:20:08 PM »

I'm just about ready to string these "bonbons" together.

I had seen candy garlands before, but I'm not sure if I'd seen the made like this:

Styrofoam ball, wrapped in fabric, hot glued then tied with bits of fabric.



It's for the Ga Ga for Garland Swap I'm in.

Just one question, does anybody know if it'd be better to string through the Styrofoam ball, or just sew the ends of the "wrappers" together?
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007 11:28:54 PM »

Those are awesome!  They look even prettier than the real thing would.

Why not string through them all and then hot-glue them together?  Then you'd have the support of the string, and the secure placement of the glue. 
Though, one thing I would be concerned about would be those pesky glue-spots showing through the fabric at the joins.  I guess it'd probably be okay if you only used a little drop for each one, though.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007 11:34:08 PM »

Wow! I wouldn't trust myself to skewer the styro ... hmmm ... I'd rather sew it I guess
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007 11:34:39 PM »

That is adorable!  I Love it! 
That would look fantastic on my Christmas tree  Grin

I think if you can string through the styrofoam ball it would make a sturdier garland and still hang/drape very nicely.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007 11:38:46 PM »

Thanks!

The foam balls are sturdy little guys, I think they could withstand a needle and thread. I think I'll try just threading them.

The hot glue was messy in spots and my hands can't take anymore hot-glue burns. LOL
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2007 12:37:56 AM »

How sweet!  Great work!  Hmmm...I would think sewing the ends together would be a good way to go...and quicker than stringing them through...Though  both will do the trick!  Great idea!  I would love to feature your cute candy swag on my blog...would that be okay?  I enjoy crafts, too.

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2007 01:46:22 AM »

I love this!  What a great way to use up fabric scraps.  I'm going to have to try this, this year.

How big are the styrofoam balls that you used?

Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2007 03:37:19 AM »

wow , what a great idea.
Great Job on them Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2007 03:42:31 AM »

Very cute! I've seen them done in felt, but not fabric like yours. Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2007 03:55:34 AM »

Very cute!  It would be so cute on a gingerbread man themed tree.

I agree, threading would make the garland hang nicely.

For future projects, you may be able to use wooden beads versus styrofoam for your rounds.  Could be slightly less expensive, and would definitely be easier to thread.
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