Make Potted Candy Arrangements For Simple No-Bake Sweetness!
Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents Day, Birthdays, Graduations, anniversaries, baby showers, weddings, teacher gifts... [deep breath!] ...these are just a few of the Holidays you can make candy arrangements and candy bouquets for...
This year, I made these super simple chocolate candy bouquets for Thanksgiving gifts. They were really fun to make and they look so cute on my table as they await Thanksgiving gift giving time.
One is for my child's teacher (love these for Thanksgiving teacher gifts!) and the other two will be for Thanksgiving hostess gifts. I am so excited to give them away with our deep appreciation and thankfulness for those who add so much to our lives.
How to Make Candy Bouquets
There are many many ways to make candy arrangements, for example, using various pots, glass vases, re-purposed tin cans and baskets. Here I'll show you specifically how to make chocolate candy bar bouquets in small 4" pots. I love using little flower pots, they're so cute and easy!
Potted Candy Bouquet Instructions...
Supplies: Here's what you'll need for 3 potted candy arrangements.
Step 1. Foam. Insert foam pieces. They should fut snuggly inside the pot.
Step 2. Paper Shred.
Put a handful of paper shred on top. Once you put in the skewers, the paper shred will stay in place. You can use a glue gun at any point to adhere globs of paper shred to the floral foam if it is loose or if the foam is showing through the shred.
Step 3. Cut Skewers.
Use a marker to mark how much of each skewer needs to be removed. Be sure to measure the length, starting at the top of the candy you will be using, down to the bottom of the pot. Then use wire cutters or another suitable tool to cut each skewer to the proper length. Cut from the flat end, you'll need the point to puncture the floral foam.
Step 4. Adhere Skewers to Candy Bars. Use a piece of clear packing tape to adhere a skewer to the back of each candy bar. Use a piece of packing tape long enough to cover the entire back of each candy for best results.*
*Some people use hot glue to glue the skewer under the back flap of the candy bar. This is fine, I've done it this way several times, but I've grown to prefer the clear packing tape myself. It has been more reliable for me and easier to work with.
Tip: I do not recommend using off brand packing tape or regular tape as it may not be strong enough to hold.
Step 5. Insert skewers into floral foam. Place the candy skewers into the foam. For this project I placed a Hershey Bar and then a Reese's right in front in three different spots, spreading them out as I liked.
You can use this method with a huge variety of chocolate candy bars as well as non-chocolate candy. Plus you can customize the colors and make a gift tag suitable for just about any holiday or occasion!
I hope you have a SWEET time making your own yummy candy arrangements!
Once your candy arrangements are done, you may want to make a gift tag. The gift tags in the picture above can be found on my Thanksgiving printables page or you can find a ton of free printable gift tags for other occasions on my free printable crafts and tags main page.
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