When you need a fast, fun and inexpensive gift, DIY a Candy Bouquet. Candy Bouquets are perfect for dads, grads, teachers, neighbors, friends – just about anyone. With a $5 price tag, Candy Bouquets are a sweet idea for when you need multiple gifts, too. I shopped a dollar store for my supplies, and it was fun to mix and match the containers and candy to the occasion. I even found a small Crayola thermos for the teacher’s Candy Bouquet. (Did you know this week is Teacher Appreciation Week?) Here’s how I made my Candy Bouquets.
To make a Candy Bouquet, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Cube, ball, egg, or other shape to fit in your container
- Mug, cup or other container*
- Candy bars, 8 – 10 snack size; optional: packs of gum
- Fill material, such as paper shred, curling ribbon, or candy
- Optional: Embellishments, such as flowers and scrapbook stickers
- Tools needed: Scissors; tape; wood skewers*; serrated knife
*The Teacher’s Candy Bouquet used a small thermos, and pencils instead of skewers.
To make a Candy Bouquet:
1. Cut your foam so that it fits snugly in the mug or other container. Wedge the foam into the container, and fill in with scraps, if needed, to hold the foam tight.
2. Tape wood skewers to the back of the candy bars and gum packs.
3. Arrange and insert the wood skewers into the container.
4. Optional: Add embellishments.
5. Cover the foam with paper shred, curling ribbon, or small candies.
You can have fun mixing and matching the candy to fit your occasion. If you need a few ideas to start, All Wording shares a list of sayings paired with popular candy bars.
Teacher’s Candy Bouquet
Mother’s Day, Husband, Best Friend, or Someone Special Candy Bouquet
Father’s Day Candy Bouquet
Happy Graduation Candy Bouquet
The all-purpose, Happy Birthday, Get Well, Glad You’re My Friend, or other Special Occasion Candy Bouquet
What would you like in your Candy Bouquet? Do you have any suggestions for pairing candy bars and sentiments?
Happy candy crafting!