My latest obsession is making candy bouquets. I don't know why I never thought of it before. It's quite fun and easy. Since it's Halloween, there is no shortage of candies, but remember to bring your coupons. The candies were from Target and Ralph's, the other stuff I got from the Dollar Tree. The Dollar Tree has a wide variety of candies too.
Here are the items you'll need:
your favorite candies
gift tissue paper
small halloween decorations
Start by taping the skewers to the back of your candies.
Cut your floral foam to size, place it in the middle of a gift tissue and insert it into the cup. I start layering these candies from largest to the smallest and from the back to the front.
Once you start moving toward the front, you'll need to start trimming the sticks. I simply snap it off.
I decided to have to bow in front of the bouquet. I attached a floral wire to a short stick and wrap the ribbon around to make three loops.
The double sided tape didn't work very well in sticking these toys to the candies. So, I just used the transparent tape to attached these critters to the candies. The tape is not visible from a distance.
I used the bow as a device to hid the sticks. I used a tumbler for my base, it was $1/4 at the Dollar Tree.
This one is just another variation. Candy bouquets are so versatile. I used a bigger bow for this one and decided to place it on top.
These lollipops go on the bottom. I cut out small pieces of tissue paper, poke the lollipop stick through the paper and twist. I secure it with tape. This is what I used to conceal the floral foam.
These Halloween bouquets weren't my first. I actually made a get well soon bouquet last week for a coworker who was out sick.
You probably can tell that I like symmetry. Anyways, I hope this give you some ideas on what to do with you favorite candies.