Have you watched the return of the Gilmore Girls on Netflix yet?! At the time of writing this post, I haven’t seen it yet. I have to save it to watch with my husband. It’s a show we used to really enjoy watching together and we’re so glad it’s back! While I didn’t see every single episode of every single season when it aired previously, I’m a total fan of the show! And with the holidays coming up and in the spirit of love and togetherness (a recurring theme throughout the show), I decided to create this DIY candy necklace gift idea. I think it’s something that Rory might have gifted her mother. The Gilmore Girls is all about that relationship between mother and daughter. And while I have a great relationship with my own mother, I do not have a daughter of my own. So I borrowed one for this post. :) This simple gift idea is made using a vintage scarf picked up at a thrift store (something that Rory could whether she lived in Stars Hollow or off at Yale) and some chocolates she might have picked up from Doose’s Market.
This post is in partnership with Netflix‘s #StreamTeam. As a member, I get to share my favorite shows with you each month! It’s the coolest. This DIY candy necklace idea would make a perfect gift for Lorelei. With her free-spirited wardrobe (pre-DVF wrap dress phase) Rory could give this edible gift to her mom to enjoy on one of their movie nights where they love to chow down on pizza and snacks.
And you too, can create this easy DIY candy necklace. A vintage scarf keeps costs down but you can always find great deals on new scarfs at Target and other similar stores. If all else fails, you could use a scrap piece of fabric. Pick up some round, wrapped chocolate candies, some craft wire and you’re all set. Depending on the size of your scarf, you may need to fold it in half a few times. It’s best if there is an inch or two on each side of the candy to the edge of the scarf. You really just want to make sure that the candy can’t fall out. Fold the edges towards the candy making sure it is fully enveloped. Then twist the fabric at one end.
Secure the twist with some craft wire then do the same on the other side of the candy. Continue adding candy, twists and wire until you are satisfied. I decided to include 5 pieces of candy for the main part of the necklace and let the rest of the scarf stay long and flowing. The 5 candies created the perfect shape for my little friend here. For an adult, feel free to add more candies! Tie the necklace on with a big bow and she’s got an adorable DIY candy necklace gift. How freaking cute is she?! I have a new bff.Little girls love this and I’m sure big girls (adults) will too! I’m sure that chocolate would only last a few minutes but the scarf, Lorelei would have, as a cherished memory, forever.