Sunday, May 26, 2019

DIY Candy Graduation Leis

Hello everyone!
Since posing about Erik's graduation, I have had a few people ask about the candy lei's I made him.

I know that during the next few weeks there will be a lot of graduations so, I thought it would be the perfect time to share.
The best part is that they are fairly inexpensive and quick to make.

You will need:
Candy Bars, I used King-Sized
Plastic Wrap
Curling Ribbon
Tape, Optional

Lay your candy bars vertically end to end in your desired pattern with an inch or two in between.
I am very much a go big or go home person so, I went with king-sized candy bars.
You can make your leis with any size you prefer. 
Fun size, regular, etc.
Roll out your plastic wrap along the length of the candy bars leaving a few extra inches of plastic wrap at either end.
Cut the plastic wrap.

Place your candy bars in the middle of the plastic wrap in the same pattern face down.
This will make the front of the candy bars show on the lei.

Fold both edges of the plastic wrap over the candy bars.

In between each candy bar tie a piece of ribbon to create a "pocket."
Do not tie a piece between the first and last candy bars and the open ends of the plastic wrap.

Repeat until you have completed this between each candy bar.
Twist the open ends of the plastic wrap and bring them together, overlapping one another.

I like to wrap a piece of tape around the two ends to help reinforce the weight of the king-sized candy bars.
This is optional and would most likely not be needed for smaller candy bars.

Tie a piece of curling ribbon over the overlapped ends. 
Curl your ribbon if desired.

I like to add one or two more pieces of ribbon in between the candy bars to get a fuller look. 
You could even use the graduate's school colors. 

Erik has a major sweet tooth so I knew candy bar leis were the way to go for him. 
I think they are a fun way to present the graduate with an extra inexpensive gift. 
I love to see graduates with several different styles of leis at graduation. 
It's a big accomplishment that deserves to be celebrated. 
Are you celebrating a graduate this year?
Where are they graduating from?

All my love,

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