How to make a Candy Bouquet for Easter ~ DIY Easter Project

02/17/2014 11:00 am · 1 comment

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

How to make a Candy Bouquet for  Easter ~ By Tiffany
Here’s an Easter idea for neighbors, friends or even that special someone. I love making this simple bouquet for all occasions, birthdays, Christmas, even for the Fourth of July. I love how simple this bouquet is to make and yet looks like you put a lot of effort into it. Shh! I won’t tell if you won’t. 🙂 You can also make this same arrangement using Easter bags weighted at the bottom and by adding Styrofoam to the bag. I hope y’all have a beautiful and blessed Easter.
Supplies Needed
  • 1 vase 9 inch x 5.4 inch
  • tissue paper, your choice of print
  • candy, your choice/desired sizes ( I use fun size and regular size)
  • 12 inch wooden skewers or wooden dowel rods
  • jelly beans, Hershey miniatures, Nestle’ Nest Eggs or whatever you choose to fill vase.
  • scissors
  • packing tape, heavy duty
Directions
Fill vase with desired amount of candy. Tape wooden dowels or skewers to candy, set aside. Using a glue gun will melt the chocolate and or the plastic wrap. Remove plastic wrap from tissue paper. Open up the tissue paper and lay flat, cut directly down the middle of the paper. 
Take 3 pieces of tissue paper and interchange prints stacking them on top of each other at an angle. Scrunch paper at the bottom and cut off end making a small hole. Push tissue paper into vase. Start arranging candy by sticking candy skewers or dowels into vase. Fill with more miniature candy or jelly beans. If desired, put a bow around the vase. Deliver!
Notes: When using wooden dowels, I prefer filling the vase with jelly beans, because dowels are thicker than skewers and filling the vase with chocolate doesn’t hide the dowels as well. I use the wooden dowels instead of skewers when I have a heavy weighted candy like peeps or large boxed sized skittles. You can always use dowels and skewers together, using the dowels for more heavy weighted candy and the skewers for the lighter weighted candy.

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Tonya
Tonya

I love this idea!! It is adorable & fun. This is great for kids and adults. Thanks for sharing!

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