03 Sep

DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers

DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers

Stephanie from the fabulous Couture Parties created these oh-so-clever Gummy Candy Skewer favors for a “Preppy Beach Party” she recently designed, and she was kind enough to share a step-by-step tutorial with us here!

One of the best things about this favor idea is that it can easily be tailored to other themes too… For example: gummy tropical fruit skewers for luau theme, spiders/frogs/worms for Harry Potter or Halloween parties, butterflies for fairy parties, etc… so many options!

Full details on the candy skewers are below… and stay tuned for more details on Couture Parties Preppy Beach Party, including additional DIY projects – coming early next week! 

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DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers


YOU’LL NEED:

Gummy candy (I used rainbow fish, sharks, hammer head sharks, lobsters, and starfish – all purchased at Candywarehouse.com)
bakers twine (purchased at The Twinery)
craft punch (Martha Stewart crab punch from Michaels)
cardstock
bamboo skewers
clear bags (I used 4×6 bags from Papermart.com )
scissors
small hole punch


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Insert gummy candies onto the skewer, alternating from one style to the next. (Make it about an inch shorter than your clear bag so you have some room to tie the bag at the bottom.)

DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers

Tip: Only insert the skewer half way through the top gummy. This will ensure that the point of the skewer isn’t sticking out.

DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers

2. Punch out little critters with the craft punch and colored cardstock.

DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers

3. Using the small hole punch, punch a hole in the middle of the little critter.

DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers

4. Insert bakers twine in the punched out critter.

DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers

5. Place the bag over the gummy skewer and tie the bakers twine & critter on it to the base of the skewer

DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers

DONE! Easy, desirable party favor!

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Thanks again to Stephanie for the FUN party inspiration!

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30Comments

1
DJA SAYS:

So easy , thanks!!!!

Reply September 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm

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Betty Islas Velazquez SAYS:

These are way to cute!! Love the idea

Reply September 3, 2010 at 4:27 pm

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Teresa SAYS:

This is such a great idea! I can’t wait to use this for my twin daughter’s 3rd birthday party next weekend!

Reply September 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm

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Andrea Swenson SAYS:

very cute!

Reply September 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm

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the purple pug SAYS:

Love these. Easy to make and such a charming presentation. I adore the twine usage:)

Reply September 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm

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Heather {WhipperBerry} SAYS:

Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing!!

Reply September 3, 2010 at 10:22 pm

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Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

so cute love it

Reply September 4, 2010 at 1:29 am

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Camille SAYS:

Super cute! Can’t wait to try different gummy candies and themes!!!

Reply September 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

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Tamara SAYS:

how creative and CUTE!!! perfect for a candyland themed party too!

Reply September 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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Emily SAYS:

A great idea and so cute. Sure to be a favorite by all. I also love the simplicity of making it as well.

Reply September 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm

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Blanche SAYS:

Very cute but a little worried about the sharp point on the bamboo skewers with young kids…

Reply September 5, 2010 at 7:24 am

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Sweets Indeed SAYS:

We are home to the original Candy Kabob “Sweet Skewer” and wanted to share a quick tip: pre-punch your candy items (we use sterilized candy thermometer tips) and then skewer them onto a food/kid safe lollipop stick. Safe, sanitary and mess free. :-)
http://www.sweetsindeed.com/candy-kabobs.html

Reply September 5, 2010 at 8:40 pm

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Preppy Pink Crocodile SAYS:

What a fantastic idea. I love that it is so simple but so colorful and fun!

Reply September 5, 2010 at 11:29 pm

14
Baby Gift Ideas SAYS:

Really very cute…i love it…

Reply September 6, 2010 at 2:47 am

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Stephanie @ CoutureParties SAYS:

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! Blanche, yes the sharp point can be a concern for the smaller bunch of kids, what can be done is after you skewer all the gumys on, you can snip the point off with some wire cutters, then the point is gone and you can place the last gummy on top :)

Reply September 6, 2010 at 7:48 am

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