DIY Tutorial - Candy Flower Bouquet
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Here’s a "sweet" alternative to giving fresh flowers. Great for Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, party favors, etc.
They are super easy to make and will for sure sweeten up someone's day.
Here's what you'll need:
- Sticks (Disposable chopsticks, long craft sticks, long craft dowels, long lolly pop/cake pop sticks, or long coffee stirrers will all do the trick)
- Hot glue gun
- Flower petals (I used a fabric petals and paper petals.)
- Thin satin ribbon
- Jute twine
- Jar/Vase – I used a recycled food jar. For other fun ways to recycle old jars checkout this post.
- Paper shreds
- Mini chalkboard signs
- Candy of choice - I chose Dove chocolates for the colorful foil wraping and of course, the decadant taste.
Cut a circle out of felt (should be a smaller diameter than your flower petals) and glue it to the stick (if your stick has a pointy end - glue this side onto the circle).
Glue flower petals one layer at a time.
I used the hot glue gun to stick the chocolate on but waited until it cooled a bit so it didn’t melt the chocolate. (If you feel it melts your chocolates, scotch tape may work better.)
Tie ribbon and tuck behind the flower.
That's one complete flower. These are great to give individually or as a bouquet.
To make a bouquet, fill your jar with paper shreds (tissue or stones could also be used as fillers)
Pop your candy flowers in, add a message to your chalkboard and you’re done!
There you have it - a fun (and tasty) alternative to fresh flowers. Perfect for any occasion, really. I hope you found this helpful and it inspires to make something special for the people you love. We'd love to hear from you so leave us your comments below.
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Hope this inspires you to make something fun, use what you have, and make someone’s day.