Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Celebrations: candy necklace

Do you remember candy necklaces?  They were little discs of candy on an elastic string. From what I remember, they weren’t very good.

Here’s a simple do it yourself candy necklace that would be a great party favor for a child’s birthday.

I chose Lemonhead candies because summer is just around the corner and the lemony yellow color would make a great summer party theme. They’re also a nice shape to wrap and not sticky.

To make a candy necklace, cut a strip of cello wrap about 2” wide by 36” (the length of the roll). Line up your candies and twist the cello wrap around each piece of candy. Tie the twisted part with ribbon or string. Leave enough string on each end to tie the necklace together.

You can use jelly beans, gummies, gum balls – whatever matches your party theme. Each guest will have a fun necklace to wear home and eat later.


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  1. Hi, Carolyn! This is Kai, but Blogger is not allowing me to POST except anonymously on some of the blogs. I love EVERYTHING you've been making and HAVE been readng your posts! This candy necklace is a simple and very charming idea! You must be in constant creative mode, my friend!

  2. I LOVE THIS!! Such a SWEET idea!! Will you PLEASE come link this project up at my Our house of Joyful Noise Link-Up Party? And any other projects you would love to share, today, and every Tuesday!! Grab my tag, link-up your creations, and maybe you'll get featured!! We'd love to have you join us!! Giving you a direct link, to check it out!
    ~ Laura :D

  3. Oh my heck this is awesome. I love the lemon drops. And how they look so elegant. and anything lemon is delish!! These are my grandmother's favorite candies too. I may have to make her one of these :)

    Thanks for sharing. Found you from Lil' Luna

    Would love if you would join our 1st linky party at http://www.nothingbutcountry.com we want to feature favorites each week on tuesday and would love if you would participate too. :)

  4. For some reason this lemon drop necklace reminds me of parties at the roller skating rink--eating sour candy, hoping that a boy would ask me to skate with him during the "SnowBall."

    In other words, candy necklaces bring up the best kind of nostalgia. Thanks for bringing back good memories!

    Stephanie from Deviantly Domesticated

  5. What a great idea!! It's pretty and yummy! And not open to all the kids sweat and grodiness that the old school kind are. :O)

  6. What a cute idea! Love it! Now I have a craving for lemonheads too. :)

    BTW, I am giving a quilt away on my blog tomorrow. Feel free to check it out!

  7. that is a lovely twist on the candy necklace!

  8. I love this! As candy necklaces go, this actually looks kind of elegant:)

  9. Cute! I'd love for you to share this at Fun For Kids Friday.


    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  10. This is really cute! I'm over from the BFF party at The Answer is Chocolate

  11. Another fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing.

  12. So cute! Visiting from Tator Tots and Jello. :) Have a wonderful weekend.


  13. How cute! Your pictures are beautiful too. :)

  14. This looks great and delicious. It's a win win :)

  15. This is such a CUTE idea!

    I run Fun Family Crafts, a site similar in nature to Craftgawker and Spotlight, but different in that it's a library of craft tutorials geared only at kids. I would love it if you'd stop by and submit this to be featured! (I link to you, I don't post your tutorial on the site) Feel free to submit as many kid friendly craft tutorials as you like! http://funfamilycrafts.com/


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