A bouquet of chocolates is the perfect sweet gift for any occasion, and making it is almost as much fun as getting it as a present. Use your imagination to make a colorful and personalized gift that your friend will never forget, even after eating all the candies. If you want to know how to make a candy bouquet, read on.
Method 1 of 3: Method One: Lollipop Bouquet
Step 1. Choose a container for the candy bouquet
Get creative and personalize the container for the person you are making the bouquet to. A sand bucket is perfect as a container for a bouquet for a child. Use a dessert cup, coffee cup, or soup mug for a friend, colleague, or teacher; a vintage box for an antique collector, a small tackle box for an angler, a clay or plastic flower pot for a gardener, or a popcorn bucket for a movie buff.
Step 2. Stock up on sweets well
Choose your favorite sweets or those that pleases the person for whom the bouquet is intended; or just candy that looks attractive. You should stock up on a wide variety of chocolates, including chewing gum, small chocolate bars, truffles, etc. Any carefully packaged candy will do.
Choose a suitable color scheme. For example, bright colors for a baby, pink or blue for a newborn, gold or silver for an anniversary, black and orange for Halloween, red and white for Valentine's Day, green and white for St. Patrick's, and red and green for Christmas
Step 3 Using a hot glue gun, firmly attach a piece of Styrofoam to the bottom of the container
Trace the bottom of the container on the styrofoam and then cut and paste to the inside of the container. Wait a few minutes for the foam to dry completely before placing the candy. You don't want them to stick.
Step 4. Wrap a wooden skewer with green flower tape and stick it in the center of the Styrofoam ball
You can also use a thick popsicle stick instead of a skewer. Anything that can handle the weight of the candy will do. Insert the skewer into the foam base, securing the structure with glue. Apply a small amount of glue to the other end of the skewer and stick it into the center of the Styrofoam ball.
- The Styrofoam ball must be suitable for the size of the container. In most cases, a tennis or baseball-sized ball will do just fine.
- To enhance the effect, you can also wrap the Styrofoam ball with green tape or paint it green.
Step 5 Using pins, pin the wrapped candy to the styrofoam ball
Clip on the candy at one or both ends. Continue pinning the candy until you completely cover the ball. When you're done, secure the skewer to the bottom of the container.
Step 6. Fasten a few silk leaves between the candies
You can also use narrow ribbon bows and loops. Choose any design that makes the candy bouquet more festive and visually appealing.
Step 7. Cover the top of the container with shredded paper or dried moss
This will make the bouquet look more finished and hide the bottom of the styrofoam. You can also decorate the container with some lollipops or candies. Finish the bouquet by tying a large colored bow around the container.
Method 2 of 3: Method Two: A Bouquet of Chocolate Bars
Step 1: Use a hot glue gun to secure the candy boxes around the styrofoam block
Take a brick-sized block of Styrofoam and cover it with candy boxes on all sides. Apply glue to the styrofoam and press the box against it. Small candy boxes like M & Ms or Hot Tamales, which you can buy at the cinema, are perfect for this. Turn the box sideways with the long side at the top, and don't glue the candy to the top and bottom.
Step 2. Glue at least 6-8 chocolate bars to the popsicle sticks
Glue various candies, such as Snickers, Hershey's, Crunch bars or Butterfingers, so that about 5 cm sticks are glued to the candy.
Step 3. Stick the sticks into the top of the Styrofoam block
Once the glue on the Styrofoam block is dry, you can stick the candy sticks evenly into the top of the block.
Step 4. Glue papyrus paper to the edges of the block
Decorate the top edge of the styrofoam block with papyrus paper to hide the styrofoam and create the appearance of a bouquet.
Method 3 of 3: Method Three: A Bouquet of Candy and Cookies
Step 1. Glue the Styrofoam bottom into a large mug
Grab a mug that suits the occasion, whether it's Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Valentine's Day. Trace the bottom of the mug on a piece of thick foam, cut and secure to the bottom of the mug. You can even glue the styrofoam to the bottom of the mug, but then you or the person you give the mug to will not be able to use it for its intended purpose after the candy is eaten.
Step 2. Bake a tray of cookies on popsicle sticks
Make your own chocolate, oatmeal, raisin, or gingerbread dough. Before sending the cookies to the oven, make small cuts in the bottom of the cookies and insert a wooden popsicle stick into each cookie. Bake a little more cookies just in case some break or not stick to the stick. Let the cookies cool and harden for at least 15 minutes before making a bouquet.
Step 3. Stick the cookie sticks into the Styrofoam at the bottom of the mug
Do this evenly. Cookies can be at different angles and at different heights, the main thing is that the bouquet is visually attractive.
Step 4. Fill the mug with candy and brown wrapping paper
Look for candy that goes well with the cookie, such as peanut butter candy or Milky Way small bars. Place them in the bottom of the mug and cover with brown wrapping paper.
- Do not use chocolates and candies, which melt easily if you will keep the bouquet in a warm room or transport it in a warm car.
- Lollipops are very easy to add to the bouquet. Just cut the stick shorter, put a drop of glue on it and stick it into the Styrofoam ball.