Candy Lei How To

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!

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Candy Lei



  • Cellophane roll
  • Assorted candy (we used gumballs, Sixlets and chocolate coins)
  • Bright pink tulle
  • Black tulle
  • Zebra and bright pink ribbon
  • Magenta and black curling ribbon
  • Zebra print baking cups
  • Pink and white stickers
  • Double stick tape
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 and white sticker 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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