A quick Christmas gift idea: Make a Christmas Candy Bouquet

Hostess gifts, teacher gifts, holiday gifts for neighbors, “thank you” gifts for the bus driver, mail carrier, etc., etc. – the list goes on and on. For these occasions, a Christmas Candy Bouquet is a DIY gift idea that’s festive, fun, and inexpensive. You can make Christmas Candy Bouquets for under $5, depending on the candies you choose. If it’s a last-minute gift you need, you can whip up a Candy Bouquet in about 10 – 15 minutes.

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A Christmas Candy Bouquet is an easy and inexpensive “thank you” gift idea.

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PEEPS Rainbow Pops

A cube of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam serves double duty as your base and your vase, so you’re already saving time! The PEEPS® Christmas Rainbow Pops served as my inspiration, and all I needed to add were a few candy canes and a floral pick. (Those cute PEEPS Christmas Rainbow Pops are included in this week’s PEEPS Party Pack giveaway, so be sure to enter.)

To make a Christmas Candy Bouquet, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Cubes (I used 3” and 4” cubes)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Ribbon, bow, or other trims
  • Christmas floral pick
  • Paper or metallic shred
  • Christmas candy (I used PEEPS Rainbow Pops and candy canes)
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; pencil; cutting mat and rotary cutter (optional); straight pins; chopstick

To make a Christmas Candy Bouquet:

how to make easy, inexpesnive Christmas gifts like a candy bouquet expamke

I’d love to receive a Christmas Candy Bouquet, wouldn’t you?

1. Measure and cut a strip of paper to fit around the four sides of the cube. You will probably need two strips to cover your cube. Fold your paper strip where it will wrap around the corners. Pin and glue the paper strips around the cube.

2. Insert a Christmas floral pick into the top of the cube. Insert your candy into the top of the cube. If you’re using candy canes, make your holes first with a chopstick, so that the candy canes don’t break when inserting them.

3. Cover the top of the cube with shredded paper, tucking it around the candy and the floral pick.

4. Trim your cube with ribbon. I trimmed the 3″ cube with a 3/8” red ribbon around the top and bottom. I wrapped the 4″ cube with a 1-1/2″ wide wired ribbon, topped off with a peppermint stripe package bow.

And you’re done. I think these turned out pretty cute, don’t you?

cheap, easy Christmas thank you gift ideas

A Christmas Candy Bouquet is an easy and inexpensive “thank you” gift idea.

I’m really excited about our PEEPS Party Pack Giveaway this week. Be sure you don’t miss out!

Do you have any suggestions for quick, easy and inexpensive holiday “thank you” gifts?

Happy Christmas crafting.

Sharon

Note: Just Born provided the PEEPS Rainbow Pops for the Christmas Candy Bouquets.

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8 Responses to A quick Christmas gift idea: Make a Christmas Candy Bouquet

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  3. Katiria says:

    The bouquet looks very cute. It’s a great idea. A few years ago, I had a neighbor give me a gift unexpectedly and I decided to return the favor so I bought a bag of reese’s pieces minis in the golden wrappers (for Christmas) and I had a tiny pretty box that used to contain scented soap. I made a pyramid with the chocolates using the tiny box as a base and it came out looking like a beautiful tree. I placed a small star on the top too.

  4. Jackie says:

    these are too cute! what a great idea! thank you for sharing

  5. Lisa M says:

    Oh my, those are so yummy looking. My favorite treat.
    For thanks gifts this year I am making small note cards with a candy treat. Not sure which type of candy yet….but those peeps might do well.
    Thanks for all the great ideas you bring us. The topiaires where are great ideas as is the peeps.

    • Sharon says:

      It truly is the thought that counts, isn’t? A handmade card and a little sweet is perfect! Thank you for your kind words, too, Lisa. Happy crafting! Sharon

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