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DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers

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gummy fish candy skewer party favors

Stephanie from the fabulous Couture Parties created these oh-so-clever Gummy Candy Skewer favors for a “Preppy Beach Party” she recently designed, and she was kind enough to share a step-by-step tutorial with us here!

One of the best things about this favor idea is that it can easily be tailored to other themes too… For example: gummy tropical fruit skewers for luau theme, spiders/frogs/worms for Harry Potter or Halloween parties, butterflies for fairy parties, etc… so many options!

Full details on the candy skewers are below… and stay tuned for more details on Couture Parties Preppy Beach Party, including additional DIY projects – coming early next week! 


gummy fish candy skewer party favors


Gummy candy (I used rainbow fish, sharks, hammer head sharks, lobsters, and starfish – all purchased at Candywarehouse.com)
bakers twine (purchased at The Twinery)
craft punch (Martha Stewart crab punch from Michaels)
bamboo skewers
clear bags (I used 4×6 bags from Papermart.com )
small hole punch


1. Insert gummy candies onto the skewer, alternating from one style to the next. (Make it about an inch shorter than your clear bag so you have some room to tie the bag at the bottom.)

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

Tip: Only insert the skewer half way through the top gummy. This will ensure that the point of the skewer isn’t sticking out.

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

2. Punch out little critters with the craft punch and colored cardstock.

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

3. Using the small hole punch, punch a hole in the middle of the little critter.

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

4. Insert bakers twine in the punched out critter.

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

5. Place the bag over the gummy skewer and tie the bakers twine & critter on it to the base of the skewer

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

DONE! Easy, desirable party favor!


Thanks again to Stephanie for the FUN party inspiration!


  1. DJA September 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    So easy , thanks!!!!

  2. Betty Islas Velazquez September 3, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    These are way to cute!! Love the idea

  3. Teresa September 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    This is such a great idea! I can’t wait to use this for my twin daughter’s 3rd birthday party next weekend!

  4. Andrea Swenson September 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    very cute!

  5. the purple pug September 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Love these. Easy to make and such a charming presentation. I adore the twine usage:)

  6. Heather {WhipperBerry} September 3, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Rowaida Flayhan September 4, 2010 at 1:29 am

    so cute love it

  8. Camille September 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Super cute! Can’t wait to try different gummy candies and themes!!!

  9. Tamara September 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    how creative and CUTE!!! perfect for a candyland themed party too!

  10. Emily September 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    A great idea and so cute. Sure to be a favorite by all. I also love the simplicity of making it as well.

  11. Blanche September 5, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Very cute but a little worried about the sharp point on the bamboo skewers with young kids…

  12. Sweets Indeed September 5, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    We are home to the original Candy Kabob “Sweet Skewer” and wanted to share a quick tip: pre-punch your candy items (we use sterilized candy thermometer tips) and then skewer them onto a food/kid safe lollipop stick. Safe, sanitary and mess free. :-)

  13. Preppy Pink Crocodile September 5, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    What a fantastic idea. I love that it is so simple but so colorful and fun!

  14. Baby Gift Ideas September 6, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Really very cute…i love it…

  15. Stephanie @ CoutureParties September 6, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! Blanche, yes the sharp point can be a concern for the smaller bunch of kids, what can be done is after you skewer all the gumys on, you can snip the point off with some wire cutters, then the point is gone and you can place the last gummy on top :)

  16. wedding invitation kits September 6, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Gummy bears are my all time favorite. What a clever and colorful idea. Love it.

  17. Hunter Valley Wedding Venue September 6, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    They are great! People are so creative!

  18. Entertain Exchange September 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    So fun for any party!

  19. Sandra (Ribbons and Favors) September 7, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Very cute alternative to a sucker! Another helpful little hint – if your working single handedly twist a little rubber band around the bottom of the bag after you have slipped your skewer in. Then tie your ribbon on and you will get a very nice, neat, tight and secure closure at the bottom. You can remove the rubber band after you have tied your ribbon on …or not. We use this little technique all the time on ANY of our cello bag products. Who knew a rubber band could be your helping hand!

  20. April~Living The Sweet Life September 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Really fun idea!

  21. Jenn September 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    This is genius! I love it! Totally thinking about party favors for a Halloween bash :)


  22. Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations September 10, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Such a great idea Stephanie!! And of course with your signature New England prep added into it ;) xo – Vanessa

  23. Ana September 11, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Excelente propuesta, me gusta muchisimo, saludos

  24. Suzanne (Crunchy green Mom) September 16, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Great Idea.. I’ll use these for valentine treats for the kids school!! Love it!

  25. Mai September 22, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    so simple& CLEVER =) sweet treat for my niece’s “Blooming Spring” party is taken cared of now.

  26. faby :) September 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    whats the name of the font?

  27. Andrea Ribeiro January 24, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Love the ideas, so creative!
    My son’s birthday is this week and I’ll definetly be very inspired!

  28. Cindy July 17, 2013 at 8:05 am

    It is really hard to move the candy down the skewer!

  29. Kirsten April 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

    These are amazing and you could switch it up to match any theme. Great job!


  30. Donna October 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I’m having trouble with the candy goofing up the stick. Should I soak the sticks or put candy in the freezer? I’m doing them for halloween.

  31. Thresa A Harris October 12, 2015 at 2:53 am

    I like this idea for my granddaughters upcoming birthday party

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