DIY Candy Lei with Printable Tags


Make a candy lei out of Lindt Lindor Truffles and attach a free printable coloring tag.

Many years ago, I shared a candy bar and money graduation lei tutorial. For Mother’s Day this year, my kids wanted to give their grandma chocolate, so I decided to make a variation of the candy bar lei and use on of my mom’s favorite treats– Lindor truffles.

I created a printable tag so that my daughter could decorate it however she wanted and it turned out so cute that I made a bunch of different tags for different occasions and have turned them into a free printable for you to enjoy.

This is a super easy crafty gift and you don’t necessarily need to use Lindor truffles. I think you could use the same method with any candy that has wrapper tails on both ends. Wouldn’t it be cute to make a saltwater taffy candy lei?!

To make a candy lei, you’ll need the following supplies:

candy lei printable tag

Materials Needed

  • Lindt Lindor Truffles (or another candy with wrapper tails)
  • Free Printable (download at the end of this post)
  • Cardstock
  • Curling Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch

Instructions

Step 1: Tie the candies together by overlapping the tails. Slip a length of curling ribbon around the two tails and tie a knot. Curl the ribbon ends.

Step 2: Keep going until you’ve attached all of the candy together into a big circle. I bought the 8.5 oz bag, which had 20 candies inside and it made a lei just long enough to fit over a head.

candy necklace for grownups tutorial

Step 3: Print the free designs onto a piece of cardstock. Let your child color and decorate the appropriate tag, then cut it out. Punch a hole in the top. String a piece of curling ribbon through, then tie it to the candy lei.

And that’s it! Cute, easy, handmade… three of my favorite things ever!

DOWNLOAD THE FREE PRINTABLE TAGS HERE

Here’s a short video showing you how to tie the candies together:

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