I’m back! Remember the Candy Lei with Candy Box Pendant I posted yesterday? Well today, I’m going to show you how to jazz up a plain candy lei and turn it into an Easy Accordion Fold Money Flower Candy Lei!

How to make an Easy Accordion Fold Money Candy Lei
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Easy Accordion Fold Money Flower Candy Lei


  • 1 candy lei with candy box pendant or regular candy lei
  • curling ribbon
  • 1 1/2″ gross grain ribbon
  • crisp bills – I used 5 bills (use $1, $5, $10, or even $20 bills)
  • scissors

Step 1 – How to make money flowers:

Accordion fold money flower
  • Accordion fold each bill on the short end.
  • Bend each bill in half so the folded ends meet.
  • Tape the folded edges together to create round flowers.
  • Thread a 12″ piece of curling ribbon through the ends. Set aside.

Step 2 – Candy Box and Lei Completion

Wrap candy box
  • Glue the gross grain ribbon vertically down the center of the candy box.
  • Tie curly ribbon onto the box as if you were wrapping a present.
  • Tie money flower to cover the front center. Curl the ribbon ends.
  • Add more curling ribbon to the center and curl as needed.
tie on money flower
  • Decided where you would like the remaining money flowers and tie on. Curl the ribbon ends.
  • Optional – add on additional decorations of your choice (grad hats or other paper decorations).
easy accordion fold money flower lei

(Shown layered with a plain candy lei)

And that’s all it takes to create an Easy Accordion Fold Money Flower Candy Lei!

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