My son is graduating in a few weeks and I’m freaking out! How did I and he get so old? Time really does fly. This is my cute niece who agreed to be my model for the pictures. She is graduating from the same school with my son. So much fun!
I’ve secretly been waiting for my son to graduate because I’ve always wanted to have an excuse to make a candy lei. They are so easy and I love how fun they are. So today I’m going to show you just how easy it is to make a Graduation Candy Lei.
Wouldn’t you love this as a Mother’s Day present too? I know I would love to wear a candy necklace to church on Mother’s Day. How funny!
I’m sure you already know, but make sure you ask what the graduates favorite candy is before you head to the store. No one wants a lei made out of candy that they don’t like. We made my son’s lei’s out of Starbursts and Gummy Worms. I’ll be making more and I think I’ll make those out of snack sized Twix and Snickers.
While we’re at it, what is your favorite gift to give a graduate? I really need a few more ideas to make this the best graduation for my son. I want him to feel special. So leave me a comment here and let me know some of your great ideas. Mothers Unite!!
Now, let’s get on with it. It’s so easy you’re going to die. Well, OK maybe not die, but you’ll be surprised.
Graduation Candy Lei
What you’ll need:
- large bags of the graduates favorite candy
- plastic wrap
- wrapping ribbon
- Cut a line of plastic wrap about 50 inches long.
- Place the candy on the edge of the plastic wrap going down the long way.
- Leave a space in between each candy. This is where the ribbon will tie.
- Roll up the candy in the plastic wrap the long way.
- Cut the ribbon in 5-7 inch pieces (depending on how much left over you want to curl).
- Tie the ribbon in a knot around each blank spot where there is no candy.
- Put the two ends together and tie them in a knot also.
- Curl the ribbon with scissors and you are done.
Here is a cute little video to help you if you are a visual learner like I am!