How to Make a Candy Bar Bouquets

Learning how to make candy bar bouquets is quite simple. The more times you do it, the faster you'll get at making your own candy bouquets. I have been making candy bouquets for years to give as gifts for various occasions, and people always love them.

How to Make Candy Bar Bouquets

Items You'll Need to Make a Candy Bouquet:

  • Small "fun size" candy bars
  • Large Hershey bars
  • Wooden skewers
  • glue gun/glue sticks
  • Floral foam block
  • Ribbon
  • Container
  • Paper shred
  • Cellophane basket wrap (optional)

How to Make Candy Bouquet

1. Select a container to use, and hot glue large Hershey bars to the outside. In this example, I used a plastic flower pot, and surrounded it with eight large chocolate bars. Use the lowest possible heat on your glue gun...enough so that they'll stick, but not so high that the bars completely melt on contact.

* Remember, you don't have to use a store-bought container. A coffee can, baby formula container, or an empty milk carton work just as well. Be green and reuse something you would have thrown out!

2. Line your container with tissue paper. Be sure to extend the paper above the top of the container to hide the skewers that will stick up (see photo).

3. Place your floral foam block into the bottom of the container (inside the tissue paper).

* Hint: If you are using a light container, such as a cut-off milk carton, I would suggest putting a flat rock or some small rocks under the foam to give the container weight. If you don't, your candy bouquet may tip over when it's done.

4. Glue a skewer to the back of each fun-size candy bar. Use longer skewers for larger containers, and shorter ones for smaller containers. Vary the length of the skewers to create a bouquet look (see photo)...tall ones in the back, shorter ones towards the front.

5. Arrange the skewers (with candy bars attached) into a candy "bouquet" by sticking them into the floral foam.

6. When you are happy with the look of your arrangement, top the floral foam with paper shred to hide it.

7. Tie a bow around the top of the container to complete the look.

8. Optional Step: Wrap the entire arrangement with a cellophane basket wrap.

How to Make Candy Bouquets: Additional Ideas

  • Making candy bouquets with only one or two colors of candy bars looks great.
  • Wrap each small bar with an individual piece of colored cellophane or tissue paper and secure with a ribbon. It will make a candy bouquet look more like a floral bouquet.
  • Glue a small sign or card on a skewer, and stick it in the middle of the bouquet.
  • Wrap the container with wrapping paper or decorative scrapbook paper if you don't want to buy the large Hershey bars.
  • Instead of floral foam, a styrofoam block can be used.
  • Use an overturned frisbee or decorative plate to carry candy bar bouquets on.
  • Get creative and use candy bouquets for gifts on just about any occasion! Use coffee mugs or pencil cups to make a candy bouquet as a unique teacher gift . A halloween candy bouquet is a great way to use all of that extra halloween candy, and don't let that basket of easter candy go to waste...make your own candy bouquets to give as gifts!

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