Friday, March 16, 2012

[birthday week] candy bouquets

here's a fun gift for that hard to buy for someone.
a candy bouquet.
you can cater these to men, women and children of all ages.
they also make a really fun way to give a gift card!

here's what you'll need:
-a container. our white one came from michaels and the cups came from walmart's party section.
-floral foam.
-low temp glue gun.
-skinny sticks. grabbed mine at walmart, but i saw them at michaels as well.
-crinkled paper shreds.
-gift card. (optional)

the steps:
-put your floral foam into your container.
-take your skinny sticks and glue them to the backs of your candy.
-then just start sticking them in. play around with it. have fun. (don't over think it like i did at first)
-tuck your crinkled shreds around the base of the sticks and behind the candy. don't forget the back too.
-add a gift card if you'd like.

these are actually really fun to make.
and a pretty cheap, but fun way to give a gift card.
especially these little ones below.

i'll take mine with just a bunch of York peppermint patties please! :)

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  1. Cute!! Great project simple and fun!

  2. My parents made one for my husband (but with multiples on a stick) when I had my baby. He shared with the nurses and was a very quick favorite among them. The nurses shared the news at the nurses station and we got lots of nurses popping in our room for a treat.

  3. Oh my gosh...send one my way! These are great looking...bookmarked it for some upcoming birthdays...thanks for the idea!

  4. Those are so cute! It would be a wonderful way to make a stunning Easter basket as well.

  5. What a fantastic idea!!! Love the idea of giving it with a gift card! :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. how cute, I know the grandkids would love them

  7. Love this idea and also great to modify for Easter for teens who would love a gift card and not too much chocolate! Thank you and Happy Birthday. Jx

  8. Great Idea. I can't wait to make one.

  9. Can I see the back of your bouquet? I need to make one that is a centerpiece so you need to be able to view it from all sides. Thanks.

  10. You are amazing...never ceasing to amaze! Thanks for sharing!

  11. This is such a fabulous idea!! Love it!