Looking for a fun way to mix it up this Valentines Day? Trade in those boring old paper cards your kids exchange every year and step it up a notch. These easy to make DIY candy necklaces will be the highlight of your little one’s Valentine exchange this year, and thanks to Oriental Trading, you can get everything you need all in one convenient spot! With a variety of candy and a couple extra materials, you can recreate these super cute candy necklaces in no time at all.
If you’re looking to recreate these candy necklaces (whether it’s for Valentines Day or any other occasion) here’s a list of the supplies you’ll need (which can all be found at Oriental Trading):
- Skittles and Starburst Big Time Fun Candy Packs
- Avengers Assemble Classroom Valentine Hearts with Candy
- Sweethearts True Love Classroom Exchange
- Foil-Wrapped Lips Chocolate Candy
- Palmer Cookies N Creme Hearts Chocolate Candy
- Hershey’s Valentine Miniatures Chocolate Candy
- Tootsie Fruit Rolls Valentine Candy
- Pink Tulle Roll
- Red Tulle Roll
- Heart Curling Ribbon
The first thing you’ll need to do, is determine the length that you should cut each section of tulle in to. The width of the roll is 6 inches, which is plenty wide enough to accommodate what you need, so all you’ll need to worry about is the length. These necklaces will be for my daughter’s kindergarten class, so 28″ was a good measurement. It will allow the necklaces to go on over the kiddos heads easily so there’s no frustration or broken necklaces.
Roll your tulle section into a tube, and measure out exact center. Since my tulle length is 28″, my exact center will be 14″. Tie a section of the heart curling ribbon at your exact center and you’re ready to move on to the next step.
Now that you’ve marked your exact center, you’re ready to attach the heart pendants that will go on each necklace. You can use whatever your preferred glue is, I prefer hot glue for its reliability as well as dry time. In just a few minutes you’re ready to move on to the next step 🙂
Once the glue for the heart pendants has dried, you’ll be able to start filling your necklaces with goodies! One by one, add a candy to the necklace and tie off in between each candy with a section of heart curling ribbon. When you put in your last two pieces of candy (one on each side) you’ll be able to attach both ends together, and secure with another section of ribbon. You’ll want to add a dot of hot glue on the final ribbon that’s connecting both sides. This will ensure the necklace stays secure and won’t slip out of place.
Once your final dot of hot glue is dry, your necklaces are ready to hand out to all the lucky littles in your kiddos class.
Say goodbye to the boring old candy necklaces of the past. These super cute, updated versions of the classic favorite will be sure to please anyone who’s lucky enough to receive one.
Whether you’re looking to recreate these candy necklaces, feature a candy buffet at your upcoming event, or just looking to buy candy in bulk for any reason, make sure you check out Oriental Trading for all of your candy needs.
***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***