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how to make a rose out of jolly ranchers

Know that your first couple flowers will be wonky until you get the hang of it!

Use extra candies in case you mess up, you’ll have extra.

It’s pretty amazing. As of today on Facebook, it has more than 15 million views. I love the project and decided to call over some amigas and give it a go!
Let me know if you try this craft, it’s super fun! And thank you to Scar for the wonderful and inspiring tutorial!
DIRECTIONS: Boil water and pour into the bowl, let stand about 5 minutes to take the edge off the heat, then toss in the candies. Let them set until they feel soft. Remove from the water and quickly flatten one and wrap it around the stick, continue until your flower looks the way you want.
1 bag of Jolly Rancher candies

Baggies, string (if you are giving them as a gift)

I tried the Cholo DIY Candy Roses craft, and here are my results! Pretty spiffy, very pretty results!

Photo by Camille Reisfield

Almost everyone grows up with Jolly Ranchers. I had them so often as a kid that they began to become nothing particularly intriguing when presented with a bowl of candy. In fact, I hadn’t even thought about them when candy was mentioned for quite some time.
Repeat until you have a full bouquet for your loved one(s).

Something sweet just in time for Valentine’s Day and a great way to practice sugar pulling, one of many pastry skills.
That is until I stumbled upon a new way of eating them. Resembling edible blown glass, these Jolly Rancher roses are a creative way to share Valentine’s Day with family, friends and other loved ones. This recipe is inspired by we are mitú‘s DIY tutorial on how to make candy roses from Jolly Ranchers.
Remove the Jolly Ranchers from the water and begin to flatten and twist them into petals. You may need to dunk them into the water to keep them soft and pliable.
Photo by Camille Reisfield
Wrap the petal around the top of the skewer, working from the inside out until the rose takes shape. Add the leaf at the base of the rose.

Photo by Camille Reisfield

Surprise your Valentine with these Jolly Rancher candy roses.