Here’s a fun gift idea for dad, a grad, or anyone else on your list – a DIY Candy Bouquet. From shopping for the candy to assembling the Candy Bouquet, this is an easy Father’s Day craft idea that the kids will love. I’m sharing several excellent tutorials for Candy Bouquets, along with easy ways to personalize them. (And because candy crafts are always a favorite, here’s a tutorial to make a Lollipop Tree from last year.)
First, let’s do some guilt-free candy shopping. Shop for the recipient’s favorite sweets, or pick out candy with a theme. I purchased this collection for a recent graduate, and included $100 Grand, Pay Day, Good & Plenty, Up2U and chocolate coins. Get creative and think about other small items you might include, from beef jerky and Chap Stick to movie tickets. I like that Candy Bouquets can be made to fit any budget, and are equally fun whether simple or elaborate.
Our first Candy Bouquet tutorial is from Delightful Order. If you’re making this for a graduate, adding silk flowers and ribbons in the school’s colors are an easy way to personalize the Candy Bouquet. If you’re throwing a graduation party, consider using these for centerpieces, too.
The Funky Polka Dot Giraffe made a Candy Bouquet in which the foam base also serves as the vase. Kyla then covered the base/vase in candy, of course.
You can personalize the Candy Bouquet with custom wrappers — the tutorial on Seven Thirty Three shows how. A recent grad might appreciate candy wrappers made from dollar bills.
And finally, how about this Jolly Rancher Candy Bouquet from My Creative Way?
Have you ever given or received a Candy Bouquet? Do you have other suggestions for making or personalizing a Candy Bouquet? I’d love to hear your ideas.