How to make candy leis with netting

How to make candy leis with netting

Creating candy leis with netting is a fun and creative project, often used for special occasions like graduations, birthdays, or Hawaiian-themed parties. Here’s how to make candy leis using netting:

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Candy of your choice (individually wrapped candies work best)
  • Tulle netting or organza fabric in your preferred color (about 4 inches wide and 36-48 inches long per lei)
  • Ribbon in a coordinating color (about 18 to 14 inch wide)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Safety pins or clips (optional)


1. Prepare the Candy:

  • Gather your favorite candies that are individually wrapped. You can choose candies in colors that match your lei’s theme or the recipient’s preferences.

2. Cut the Netting:

  • Cut the tulle netting or organza fabric into strips that are about 4 inches wide and 36-48 inches long. You can adjust the length based on how long you want the finished lei to be.

3. Lay Out the Netting:

  • Lay out one strip of netting flat on a table or work surface.

4. Add Candy:

  • Place your candies along the length of the netting strip, leaving some space between each candy.

5. Roll the Netting:

  • Carefully roll the netting strip around the candies, creating a tube shape. Make sure the candies are securely enclosed within the netting.

6. Tie the Ends:

  • Secure each end of the rolled netting with a piece of ribbon. Tie a knot tightly to keep the candies in place. Leave enough ribbon at the ends to create a loop for tying the lei.

7. Repeat the Process:

  • Repeat steps 3 to 6 for as many candy-filled netting strips as you want to make. You can use the same color of netting or mix and match for a colorful lei.

8. Assemble the Lei:

  • Once you have several candy-filled netting strips, it’s time to assemble the lei. To do this, you’ll need to attach the strips end-to-end. You can do this by overlapping the ends of two strips and tying them together with a small piece of ribbon. Continue adding strips until you achieve the desired length for your lei.

9. Create a Loop:

  • At one end of the lei, create a loop with the ribbon to serve as the closure. This loop will be used to tie the lei around the recipient’s neck.

10. Finish and Adjust:

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– Trim any excess ribbon and netting, making sure the lei looks neat and presentable.

11. Gift or Wear:

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– Your candy lei with netting is now ready to be gifted or worn. Simply place it around the recipient’s neck, secure it with the loop, and enjoy!

Candy leis with netting are not only visually appealing but also a delightful treat to receive. You can get creative by mixing different candy types and colors to match specific occasions or themes.

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