There’s something about a DIY candy bouquet. It’s the perfect gift for almost any occasion. But don’t buy one at the store. Make one yourself and save lots of money! Here’s how to do it right now.
I actually made these candy bouquets for some kids in our neighborhood whose dad had recently passed away. I wanted to make something fun and colorful to bring a smile to their faces. Well, it worked! They loved it so much and made them feel so loved. Here’s how you can make one as well.
Gather your DIY candy bouquet supplies
These candy bouquets are so versatile. You can cater them to whatever the person you are giving them to likes. Here’s the supplies that I used, but feel free to substitute the various candies with whatever you want. I got all of these supplies at the Dollar Store. Since I already had some ribbon, glue gun and tape at home, it only cost me about $10 for everything!
- Foam block (2.9×3.9×3.9)
- Bamboo skewers
- Scotch tape
- Wire-edged ribbon
- Hot glue gun
- 12 regular Airhead candies
- Curling ribbon
- 15-20 mini candy bars (different varieties)
Glue Airheads to the foam block
This specific foam block (2.9×3.9×3.9) fits three Airheads on each side perfectly. If you can’t find a foam block in these dimensions, you can cut the foam block down to size. Or you can find other candy bars that will fit the dimensions you are looking for.
I just hot glued each Airhead to the base of the foam block. The Airheads will extend higher than the foam block but that’s okay.
Add your candy skewers
You’ll want to tape a skewer and some curling ribbon to the back of each candy that you’ll be including in the DIY candy bouquet. Shorten the skewers that will be towards the front of the bouquet.
Just stick the skewers (with the candy attached) into the foam block. I put the larger candies towards the back and the smaller candies towards the front. Arrange it however you would like. I tried to fit as many candies as I could to make it look really full. Here’s a little video of how I did it.
Add a bow and name tag
To finish on the DIY candy bouquet, I wrapped some wire-edged ribbon around the entire base of the bouquet. Then I just tied a bow in the front. It completed the gift perfectly and it looked so cute. You can also write the name of the person you are giving the gift to and tape it to a skewer and add it to the bouquet. It adds a nice, personalized touch.
There are so many occasions that you can give these gifts. Here’s just a few ideas:
- Baby shower
- Bridal shower
- Mother’s/Father’s Day
- Teacher appreciation week
- Thank you gifts
If after watching this DIY candy bouquet blog post, you decide that you don’t have enough time and you just want to buy one instead, here’s some good options on Amazon:
- Hugs and Kisses Chocolate Candy Bouquet
- Movie night bouquet
- Sweets and smiles candy bouquet for kids
- Birthday Candy bouquet
I hope this blog post was helpful as you’re planning some gift giving for your next happy celebration. Let me know what you thought in the comments below.
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