Did you know that April is National Soft Pretzel Month? That is definitely something worth celebrating! Pretzels are such a traditional snack food, and candy necklaces are a classic party favor. I figured we could marry the two, for an adorable “twist” on the candy necklace!
Can’t you imagine some little fashionistas stylin’ in these pretzel necklaces? Planning parties for kids is my favorite because you can let your inner child come out to play. I enjoy using activities, favors, and snacks that kids adore while trying to get creative with the presentation. Sometimes I wonder if the kids have as much fun at the party, as I had planning it!
You don’t have to have a pretzel-themed party to use these necklaces, although I think that could be adorable! Candy pretzel jewelry would be fun for guests to wear, make at the party, or take home in favor bags. However, I would not recommend eating the candy off the wire…we don’t want to send kids home with chipped teeth! Be sure to instruct kiddos or parents to untwist one end of the necklace to release the candy.
Now… let’s do this!
What You Need
- Candy bracelets
- .64mm aluminum wire (pink!)
- Tape Measurer
- ¼ yd. jersey knit fabric
Cut the string on several candy bracelets, and release the candy pieces into a bowl.
Cut a 15” piece of wire, using scissors or a wire cutter. String the candy pieces onto the wire, leaving about 1.5” open on each end.
Hold each end of the wire by the top candy pieces to keep everything in place. Carefully fold the wire into a pretzel by rounding the piece into a circle, crossing the top ends into an “x”, and placing the ends at the bottom, with about 5 pieces of candy between each end.
Twist each end of the wire between two pieces of candy, with the 5 pieces spaced between. Wrap the wire tightly, and cut off or tightly squeeze in the final ends, so that it will not scratch any kiddos!
Cut a 30” long piece of jersey knit fabric, about 1” wide. Slide it through the pretzel with the first end going through the top right side, and coming back through under the top left side of the pretzel.
Bring the two ends of the fabric together, and line them up evenly. Tie them in a knot, about 2” from the top.
Voila! Now you have a unique candy necklace. Happy crafting!