Cometa Ribbon

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a little organza bag that was out of stock. Well, it miraculously repopulated, and I snatched some up! Thanks to you readers, I learned that they are of Italian origin, called cometa ribbons.


But then I needed some sort of candy to put in the bags. They were made for Jordan almonds, but due to their jaw-breaking quality, I didn’t really want to go for the hard sugar coated rocks. I tried all sorts of different candies – Mike and Ike, M&M’s, mints – pretty much anything round and small. But nothing worked.

It just didn’t look like a flower. So I went back and ordered the almonds. Oh well. They may be a little cliche, but they do make for a very pretty flower. And the taste isn’t that bad either, if you don’t mind the crunch.

So here we go, let’s stuff the cometa ribbon!

We started with five almonds and a ribbon. The actual ribbon itself doesn’t seem so hard to make, but as the price wasn’t bad (and I don’t have time anymore), buying seem justifiable. There was also a silly little tag on each bag, which we removed.

Next, we shoved an almond into every other pocket. It helps if they are all roughly the same sized almonds, since it makes the flower “petals” look more even.

Now, we cinch up the strings!

And finally, we tie up the ends.


cometa ribbon flower

Since the plan is to place one flower at each table setting, we had about 125 flowers to make. My grandmother took half, and Mr. Sew and I finished the other half. We knocked our half out in only a couple evenings, so I’d say it was a pretty easy little project!

Ready for shipping!

wedding candy flowers

Jordan almonds. Love them or hate them? And do they really last forever?


Mrs. Sewing

San Mateo, CA/Honolulu, HI
Wedding Date:
July 2010
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  1. Member
    luli29 3500 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:31 pm

    I LURVE them! Yum

  2. cheeseburger Member
    cheeseburger 1020 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:32 pm

    very cute, and you can’t not love the tradition of jordan almonds! great job!

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:37 pm

    i always give mine away though i’ve never actually tried them. lol

  4. Member
    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 8:03 pm

    so adorable! i’m glad you found these ribbons w/o having to make them!

  5. Member
    sapphirebride 1748 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:21 pm

    I really don’t like jordan almonds, but at least they are pretty!

  6. seashell Member
    seashell 1689 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:27 pm

    I’ve never seen these before! How cute!

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    hitchedinhawaii 140 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:44 pm

    Those bags are absolutely adorable!

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    mariavvisa 321 posts, Helper bee @ 8:47 pm

    1. I think they are beautiful in red.
    2. I remember not LOVING them, but liking them.
    3. The cometa ribbons are just lovely.

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:07 pm

    I actually LOVE jordan almonds…Like, they’re my favorite candy at Easter (I beg them off my friends since no one likes them, ha!) so I’d be pumped about your favors :)

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    Miss Sweet Tea 289 posts, Helper bee @ 9:27 pm

    Umm they are my favorite candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    sunnydebs 785 posts, Busy bee @ 9:29 pm

    I know people say Jordan Almonds are cliche and so traditional, but I think most people DON’T use them anymore so your favors will be sort of sweet because you followed the tradition. And I love the little flowers. :-)

  12. cardigan Member
    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 9:37 pm

    Those are SO CUTE!

  13. misspug Member
    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:45 pm

    super cute! i actually really like jordan almonds!

  14. quiche Member
    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:57 pm

    Cute! & I am in the LIKE party!

  15. hamster Member
    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 10:56 pm

    Really cute! I love them, but I don’t know if they last forever because I always gobble them up :)

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    xoxokristin 541 posts, Busy bee @ 12:11 am

    I’ve only ever been to one wedding that actually had them-at first I hated them but then decided they were nice and ate my mom’s share! It seems a lot of other people dig ’em too! Those flowers are so cute!

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    xLailax 414 posts, Helper bee @ 1:47 am

    Hi Miss Sewing – did you get these from Oriental Trading Co.?

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    karina85 177 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:55 am

    LOVE THEM!!!
    They do last forever. And you are not supposed to bite them!

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    mander411 735 posts, Busy bee @ 9:57 am

    I love them!!! they don’t last forever around me :)

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    parfait 1755 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:49 am

    Cute! And they’ll totally fit in with the rest of your projects!

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    sewing 2649 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:03 am

    yay, i’m glad not everyone hates them! you give me hope :)

    @xLailax: I did get them from oriental trading, they had the cheapest ones I could find, but only in one color (white).
    @karina85: I had no idea you weren’t supposed to bite them! though that makes a lot of sense, haha

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    The.mrs.2010 117 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:30 am

    I have never seen either, atleast I dont remember eating jordan almonds. But I would love to know where you purchased the cometa ribbon as this is just the type of favor I am looking for. If you could DM I would be grateful.

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    sunrise 149 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:29 pm

    Not really a big fan of jordan almonds because of the jaw-breaking quality that you mentioned, but I LOVE the flower! Very cute! :)

  25. msjellyfish Member
    msjellyfish 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:31 pm

    I am usually indifferent about jordan almonds, but I LOVE them in those little flowers! So cute!!

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    diplomatswife 666 posts, Busy bee @ 5:16 pm

    I’m so glad to see from the other commenters that I’m not the only one who actually likes Jordan Almonds! I always thought I must be the only one in the whole world!

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    Goapop, Guest @ 4:53 am

    SO CUTE!

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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 10:02 pm

    They’re cute and go perfect with everything else in your wedding

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