Holiday Entertaining: Create a Marshmallow Snowstorm

What would the holidays be without a little snow? Tie marshmallows onto fishing line for a magical party decoration kids will love; they can even help assemble then later disassemble (devour!) it.
Holiday Entertaining: Create a Marshmallow Snowstorm

Holiday Entertaining: Create a Marshmallow Snowstorm

By: Erika Snayd

Materials Needed:

  • 12" embroidery hoop
  • clear monofilament thread or fishing line
  • 2-3 bags of marshmallows
  • scissors
  • ceiling plant hook or wall bracket for hanging

Cut Monofilament Lengths and Attach to Hoop

Determine distance between the top of the embroidery hoop and hanging point, such as a rafter, ceiling hook, plant wall bracket or a light fixture. Add six inches to this measurement then cut three pieces of monofilament to size. Tie the three strands onto an embroidery hoop, spaced evenly, to create a triangle.

Cut Monofilament Lengths and Attach to Hoop

Cut Monofilament Lengths and Attach to Hoop

Hang Hoop

Gather the monofilament strands together and tie a knot about six inches from the embroidery hoop, ensuring that hoop is as level as possible. Tie the strands' ends to your predetermined hanging point.

Hanging Hoop From Pipe

Hanging Hoop From Pipe

Tie Marshmallows Onto Monofilament

Tie a loose knot several inches from stands' end and place a marshmallow in the loop, securing it with a double knot. Continue knotting marshmallows onto the monofilament, leaving approximately two to three inches between them, until you reach your desired length. Create as many strands of "falling snow" as you'd like. Tip: We were able to fit 11 strands onto our 12-inch hoop.

Tie Marshmallows Onto Monofilament

Tie Marshmallows Onto Monofilament

Attach Strands To Hoops

Tie ends of strands onto hanging embroidery hoop, maintaining an even distance between each strand, so the weight is evenly distributed and the hoop remains level.

Attach Strands To Hoops

Attach Strands To Hoops

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