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. parfait Bee
    parfait 1755 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:49 am

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

  2. sewing Bee
    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.

  4. sunrise Bee
    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! 🙂

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    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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    Sewn Together: Details Part 2 | Weddingbee, Guest @ 4:30 pm

    […] A place setting with place card and cometa ribbon candy flower. […]

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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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    be bookmarking it and checking back often!

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