Graduation Candy Lei
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DIY: Graduation Candy Lei


It’s the season of “congratulations on your graduation!” Whether it’s graduating from the elementary school playground to the halls of middle school or achieving a master’s degree — accomplishments deserve to be celebrated!

What better way to show your loved one that they achieved something *sweet* than a graduation candy lei! Make this gift extra personal by doing-it-yourself and including your graduate’s favorite sweet goodies!

How to make a candy lei

Time needed: 25 minutes.

Make a candy lei to celebrate your graduate! Personalize it with these easy to follow steps!

  1. You’ll need:

    – Your Grad’s Favorite Candies
    – Plastic Cling Wrap (about 4 feet)
    – Clear Tape
    – Ribbon

  2. Lay out cling wrap & place candies on it.

    Lay your cling wrap on a flat surface and place your candies in the center, about 1-2 inches apart. You can use wrapped candy or loose candy and create a design with it. Step 2

  3. Fold cling wrap sides over candy.

    Fold one side of the cling wrap over the center of the candy. Repeat with the other side of cling wrap.Step 3

  4. Pinch & twist each section.

    Pinch and twist the cling wrap in between each candy section. Step 4: DIY Candy Lei

  5. Tape each section.

    Place tape over each twisted section to hold the candy in place.Step 5

  6. Join the ends with tape.

    Connect the two ends of the lei together with tape. Step 6: DIY Candy Lei

  7. Tie bows over each taped section.

    Tie ribbon pieces into bows over each taped section. Step 7: DIY Candy Lei

  8. Give to your grad!

    Give this sweet candy lei to your grad on their special day! Step 8: DIY Candy Lei

DIY Candy Lei Video

More of a video learner? Check out our DIY Candy Lei instructions in video format.

Looking for more sweet graduation gift ideas?

A graduation candy lei is sure to make your grad feel extra special as they walk across the stage. Keep the excitement going with a Candy Club subscription box!

Also, browse through our list of 5 Unique and Fun Graduation Gifts that will let them enjoy the sweet life after all of their hard work! Hooray for the Class of 2019!