Candy Lei How To

Candy Lei How To

Candy leis for the grad princesses!

Forget flowers – dress the grads in candy leis! To make these trendy accessories, use a sheet of cello to make a long "necklace" of mini candy clusters. Have fun choosing gumballs, chocolate coins and Sixlets® in your party colors or school colors! Tie each candy section off with curling ribbon and decorate with fluffy tulle bows. Hand out to guests for wearable party favors they can unwrap and eat on the way home! Get all the details on this divalicious idea!


Level Easy
Candy Lei
  • Cellophane roll
  • Assorted candy; we used: gumballs, Sixlets and chocolate coin
  • Bright pink tulle
  • Black tulle
  • Zebra and bright pink ribbon
  • Magenta and black curling ribbon
  • Zebra print baking cups
  • Pink label stickers
  • Double stick tape
Follow Instructions
Cut the length 1) Cut the length
Cut a strip of cellophane about three feet long and about six inches wide.
Fill with candy 2) Fill with candy
Now for the fun part! Lay a handful of candy (Sixlets, gumballs and chocolate coins...yum!) — on top of the cellophane. Bring up the sides to create a "tube" shape around the candy and tape the edges together. Tie off the section with curling ribbon. Continue making sections — then tie the ends with ribbon to complete your lei. Tada... A grad-tastic gift!
Personalize it 3) Personalize it
Create a custom tag with a zebra baking cup cut into a flower shape. Stick a pink candy label on top and write the grad's name with a fun message.
Finish off with ribbon 4) Finish off with ribbon
Add final touches like fluffy little black and pink tulle bows, shiny curling ribbon and zebra or pink polka dot grosgrain ribbon. Present your grad and her BFFs with lucky candy leis as they line up for their graduate procession. They'll eat it up!

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