Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines Bouquet

Candy Bouquets are a fun and simple way to do {Valentines Day} on a budget! 

Supplies Needed: 
  • Pot 
  • Flower Foam Arranger (to stick in pot)
  • Cellophane 
  • Popsicle sticks 
  • Candy 
  • Tacky Glue 
  • Package Tape

I started with a glue gun but then had a big 'DUH' moment when I realized it would melt the chocolate so I switched to Tacky Glue

The Candy I chose to use 

Time to create with Cait :) 

Place your cellophane in the pot and then put the foam over it. 

Begin gluing your candy to popsicle sticks. 

Let the glue dry for about 20 minutes

Begin pushing your items into your pot. I recommend using a plain popsicle stick to make your hole; it makes it much easier to put your candy in. Also, if you use big items (Buncha Crunch) I recommend using two popsicle sticks and attaching them to the box with shipping tape. This is much more sturdy than the tacky glue. 

After you put all your candy in you can use suckers for filler. Now you just need to cut your cellophane. I recommend leaving a little more in the back and using a piece of shipping tape to attach the cellophane to the box in the back. This will allow you to see it from the front view. 

TADA! You now have a candy bouquet! 

Here are a few more I did last Valentines Day

Estimated Total Costs: 

Pot                            $0.85                                        
Foam                        $1.00
Cellophane               $0.25 ($1for 2 and only used half)
Popsicle sticks          $0.25 (had on hand)
Candy                      $2.50 
Tacky Glue              $0.25 (had on hand) 
Package Tape          $0.15 (had on hand) 

Total Costs:           $5.25


  1. Caitlin,

    Can't wait to get mine...think I will go rob your dad's right now! lol :D

  2. Very sweet and creative! I am always a fan of low cost gift ideas. : )

  3. Super cute!! Such a clever idea! I am going to add this to my "to make" list!