December 13, 2012

Christmas just got sweeter! Smarties Christmas Garlands

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  I say that because I am DONE with my holiday prep and ready to whip up some hot chocolate, curl up with Kayla and watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with my Rudolph obsessed child.  Last week I showed you this Smarties menorah for Hanukkah and promised a fun and easy Christmas craft this week.

Mommy Testers #IAmASmartie Smarties Christmas Garland  DIY Craft

While I was cruising the aisles of Target a few days ago I saw these red beaded garlands and had a nostalgic moment because my parents always had red beaded garlands on our tree growing up.  The difference was theirs were glass, delicate and I'm fairly certain they cost a small fortune.  

However, these were just $2 a tube and would stand up to being touched by small and not-so-gentle hands.  So I decided to sweeten up our Christmas tree with these Smarties Christmas Garlands.  


 What is awesome about these garlands is they just need a bag of Smarties, some thin ribbon, those $2 beaded garlands or an equivalent and a pair of scissors.  

They're easy enough you can make them with a grade school age child or put them together yourself while you watch your favorite holiday movie.  I put mine together while in fits of laughter during Elf.  

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on these Smarties Christmas Garlands:

Mommy Testers #IAmASmartie Smarties Christmas Garland  DIY Craft

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Want to keep your friends and family from eating your Smarties garland?  I found that a death stare and a strategically placed bowl of Smarties did the trick :) #IAmASmartie

I know I told you last week about how Smarties are a great safe alternative for people with food allergies but did you know that they are vegan, gluten free,  fat free and only 25 calories a roll?

Are you a Smarties lover?  I know, silly question!  Here is a Smarties giveaway to make your holiday a little more merry.  You'll  get a whole bunch of different Smarties products including Classic Smarties, Tropical Smarties and X-Treme Sour Smarties to name a few so enter below.

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Just so you know, I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Smarties. #CBias #SocialFabric everything you see is my own quite picky opinion and seriously, who doesn't love Smarties??

14 comments:

  1. We haven't done much decorating as of yet, so disappointing, but we're working on some crafts that have been spotted at The Blogger Connection, to add to our decor (http://www.thebloggerconnection.com/simple-spool-ornaments-tbccrafters/)

    I love your garland, very colorful and vibrant and oh so festive! Absolutely adorable. I'd love to see your whole tree!!!

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  2. Well... so far I have a Christmas themed soap set out. LOL!

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    1. Hey that's a start! I actually can't say I own and Christmas themed soap…hmmmm…sounds like a trip to Target is in my future

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    2. My tree still isn't up. #mommyfail

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  3. That looks so cute on the tree. I love the whimsical feel of it!

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  4. Why are there no Smarties on MY tree? Come over...

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  5. And we decorate in all the traditional ways--wreaths, tree, figurines and nativity sets!

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  6. Such a cute idea, and so simple! My husband is a Smartie fanatic, he would love this!

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  7. I LOVE this idea so much. Gonna have to give it a try. But I'm afraid my teenage boys might dismantle it so they can eat it. (Who am I kidding! I'll be the one sitting by the tree in the middle of the night, sneaking candies off the garland!)

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  8. What a fun idea, of course I can see my boys untying them from the tree and eating them.

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  9. That is seriously the cutest, tastiest looking christmas decoration I've seen. I don't think it would be safe around my kids though.

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