Saturday, February 12, 2011

Super Cute Last minute Valentine Idea for Girls

I just found this website and had to share it!  the cutest idea ever!!!  i am so making this for my girls to open on Valentine's day.  precious!!!   Super job, sarah, from one charming party. 

valentine gumball necklaces by One charming party click on the link to find other super cutie ideas from this blog!

We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but how about gumballs this year? A new take on the candy necklace, this easy gumball craft is sure to get you some hugs and kisses. You can give these to the sweet girls in your life or hand them out at a Valentine’s Party.
1. Using a metal skewer, pierce one side of the gumball. Hold the top of the gumball steady as you guide the skewer (see photo). This will prevent the skewer from slipping off the slick surface of the gumball.
2. Flip the gumball over and pierce another hole directly opposite to the first hole. If you try to poke a hole straight through both sides at once, the gumball will crack.
3. The hardest part is stringing the ribbon. Use a large needle to thread the ribbon through the gumballs. Thinner ribbon is easier to string. Tie a knot between each gumball as you string it.
Tip: Look for bags of single colored gumballs at your local party supply store.
Photos by Sara Westbrook.


  1. My little sister told me about this a few weeks ago. Now that I see the visual, they are even cuter!!!! Where do you buy the right colors and the big gumballs?

  2. I haven't made them yet but am planning on getting the gum balls at a party store tomorrow. I'll let you know where I find them.

  3. Found the single colored gum balls at party pig. just made the necklaces. so so cute!

  4. Great! Thanks :)