There are plenty of occasions where you might have a lot of leftover candy in your house. After Halloween is especially a time when there are lots of little candy bars laying around. You may not want your kids to just have at all the candy, so pack some away for a later time.
One fun use for leftover candy is to make a candy lei. When I was growing up we would get candy lei’s for our birthday, graduation or other fun celebrations. I love to make them and it’s always well received because who doesn’t love a necklace made of candy?
Making a candy lei is super easy.
How to Make a Candy Lei
- candy bars (full size or mini will work)
- plastic wrap
- Lay out a long piece of plastic wrap. If it isn’t long enough for a necklace, don’t worry, it’s easy to piece two or three segments together.
- Place the candy bars in a line on the plastic wrap, leaving about an inch of space between each bar for the ribbon knot.
- Start rolling the plastic wrap over the candy bars. If your plastic wrap is long you will need to roll it in pieces 2-3 bars at a time.
- Once all the plastic wrap is rolled around the candy bars, tie ribbon knots between each candy bar to hold it in place.
- Where the ends of the plastic wrap come together you will need a long piece of ribbon. Overlap the plastic wrap, tie a knot in the ribbon and then a bow to finish it off.
For your convenience I have made a quick tutorial video on making a candy lei.