Candy Bouquet

My daughter was invited to a birthday party last weekend.  The little girl said she didn’t want any gifts.  Instead, she wanted money to help out the local pet store that recently burned to the ground.  What a sweet thing!  So we put some money in an envelope and my daughter used one of our Birthday Cake Postcards as the card (which was a huge hit.)  But we wanted to give her something.
After searching through Pinterest, we decided to make her a candy bouquet.  Perfect, right???  There are a ton of different ones out there but we thought the tutorial on Thrifty Fun looked fun (and easy.)
You will need:
* 4 large boxes of candy (all the same size)
* Styrofoam
* tissue paper
* hot glue gun
* card stock
* skewers
* candy bars (assorted sizes)
To make the “vase”, glue the 4 large boxes of candy together.  I used a hot glue gun to make sure they wouldn’t fall apart.
I cut out a square piece of thick card stock to glue on the bottom.  I was a little worried it would all fall out the bottom when we picked it up.
Glue the skewers on the candy bars.  We bought the skewers that were flat on one end and then pointy on the other.  Perfect for this project.
They should look like this.
Put a piece of tissue paper around your Styrofoam piece and slide it into the “vase”.
After the glue has cooled, insert the skewers into the Styrofoam.  I added a little more tissue paper in between the skewers to cover up the Styrofoam.
Voila!  A candy bouquet.
My daughter’s friend loved it!
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Comments

  1. I love this idea….very cute!

  2. how fun. This is a gift that any child would love! Great idea.

  3. Love it!

  4. You made the box out of candy? That’s perfect!

  5. Love it!

  6. I love it!!!

  7. This is SWEET 🙂 I couldn’t help it. My kids love candy and sometimes it’s hard to think of what to give people who have everything. I just can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love getting this!! A great alternative to flowers!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!

  8. What a cute idea!!! I think that sweet birthday girl definitely deserved a sweet treat 🙂

  9. Super cute, and how sweet to hear of a little girls selflessness! Gives me hope for the future!

  10. What an adorable gift or center piece for any party!! That is so sweet that the girl wanted her gifts to go to the pet store.

  11. Oh, how fun and such a sweet treat for the birthday girl! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  12. Really like this idea

  13. This is so cute. Almost everyone would love to receive this gift.