September 19, 2019

Candy Leis for Graduation

Graduation season is upon us, and everyone from kindergartners to Ph.D.s are putting on their caps and gowns. One graduation tradition that has become very popular is presenting the student with a floral lei. A lei made with orchids or carnations is lovely, but how about a lei made from candy? Oh, yes, please. Bring on the pomp, circumstance and sugar.

What you’ll need:
Clear plastic wrap
Miniature candies
Curling ribbon

1. Lay a 40-inch length of clear plastic wrap on the table. Try not to get it tangled up.


2. Arrange miniature candies in a straight line along the length of plastic wrap. Fortunately, there are many miniatures that are certified kosher. Leave about two inches between each candy.


3. Roll the candies securely in the plastic wrap.


4. Tie a knot with the curling ribbon between each candy, and tie the two ends together. Curl the ribbons for a finishing touch.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at