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??
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