How to Make a Candy Lei

by Alyssa X

In Hawaii, leis are used for celebrations like graduations, homecoming, Mother's Day, birthdays, etc. Here is a super easy and inexpensive way to bring fun to a celebration with CANDY!


  • 40 Inches Cellophane roll
  • Candy
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Supplies (I had 19 leis to make so I needed a lot of just pick whichever type and amount you want. Each lei needs about 15 pieces of candy.) the cellophane was from the Dollar Tree ($1).

    Step 2

    Cut a five inch section off of the roll of cellophane.

    Step 3

    Cut a bunch of small pieces of ribbon.

    Step 4

    Tie one end of cellophane and add a candy.

    Step 5

    Twist the candy into the cellophane and tie it off with another piece of ribbon.

    Step 6

    Add candy, twist, tie, repeat. Repeat. Repeat...

    Step 7

    When you have filled the entire row, tie the ends together.

    Step 8

    This gives you a small lei for a toddler or small child.

    Step 9

    If you want to add length, cut another full length of cellophane, fold it in half and cut it.

    Step 10

    Take the new cellophane and completely wrap the end around a piece of candy.

    Step 11

    Add that candy to the existing lei as if it were a normal piece of candy and tie another ribbon.

    Step 12

    The cellophane sometimes tears when you are twisting. Just add a piece of tape to secure it and it should not be noticeable.

    Step 13

    Tie off the longer lei in the same way you would tie off the smaller one.

    Step 14

    This size works for all ages.

    Step 15

    And there you go...awesomeness!