Candy Bouquet Instructions

Candy Bouquet Instructions for Super Cute DIY Homemade Gift Sweetness

A candy bouquet is a super cute and fun way to give a gift of candy... get step-by-step candy bouquet instructions here.A candy bouquet is a super cute and fun way to give a gift of satisfying sweets!

As a bonus, candy bouquets can double as a centerpiece for any holiday or occasion.

You can make a candy bouquet using anything from a clear vase to a tin can... you can even make a vase out of candy!

Here I'll show you step-by-step how to make an adorable candy bouquet that starts with a very frugal vessel... a tin can.

Getting started...

It's a good idea to start your candy bouquet by choosing a container. For these particular candy bouquet instructions, I use an extremely inexpensive vessel... a tin can! This helped make these into some very frugal Christmas gifts. Some of the other candy arrangement ideas I've shared start with a glass vase and flower pots.

DIY Tin Can Vase...

Tin cans (yep, I'm talking standard soup cans!) make awesome vases because, not only are they free, you can decorate them any way you like!

For these candy bouquet instructions, you can cover a tin can with rope, craft cord or paper!For example...

  • Paper. You can cover a tin can with scrapbook paper (or with the paper from a gift bag like I did with these canisters)
  • Paint. Make tin cans that shine and sparkle by painting them with shiny acrylic paints or brilliant metallic spray paints.
  • Fabric. You can hot glue fabric around a tine can to make a soft and trendy cover.
  • Rope. Coil rope or craft cord around the can like I did here!

For this DIY tin can idea... Start by washing the cans inside and out. Make sure there are no dangerous sharp edges sticking out from inside or around the can.

Starting at the bottom of the tin can, place a dab of hot glue on the can and attach the end of the craft cord or rope. Start pulling your material around the can. Wrap it around and around, keeping it tight and gluing the cord here and there as needed. If the cord covering is too thin, feel free to layer as needed.

Once you have your containers completed, it's time to make a cute candy bouquet! Here's how to make candy bouquets nestled inside decorated tin cans...

Candy Bouquet Instructions

Candy Bouquet Instructions: Learn how to make candy bouquets for cute and frugal homemade gifts!

Christmas is a great time to make candy bouquets! But of course, you can make a candy arrangement for just about any holiday or occasion (Easter, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Wedding and so much more!)... Please feel free to make this candy project your own using the best colors, patterns and candy for your homemade gift occasion.

What you'll Need...

  • Here's what you need to follow these candy bouquet instructions. Decorated Tin Can. See above for instructions.
  • Floral Foam. They have floral foam cylinders at most craft and dollar stores or you can even use a pool noodle.
  • Paper Shred. Paper shred can be found by the gift bags in craft and dollar stores.
  • Wooden Skewers. One skewer for each candy. Each candy arrangement shown required 6 wooden skewers.
  • Candy. Each candy arrangement shown has 6 pieces of candy. 3 short and 3 tall pieces. You may choose to make a chocolate candy bouquet like shown or choose fruit candy for a different look.
  • Candy bouquet instructions, tools and supplies.Clear Packing Tape. This is what I like to use to adhere the wooden skewers to the candy bars.
  • Optional... Ribbon and Tags.
  • Tools: Scissors and a hot glue gun.

Step-by-Step Candy Bouquet Instructions...

Step 1. Floral Foam. Insert floral foam into can as shown bottom left.

Step 2. Paper Shred. Place a handful of paper shred inside the can, allowing it to stick out of the top (shown below).

Candy bouquet instructions, insert floral foam. Candy bouquet instructions... you can use shred to fill in the base.

Tips... It's ok if it looks a little wild. You can trim and arrange the shred more carefully after the candy is in place. You can also use the hot glue gun to secure the shred in a few select places if needed.

Candy bouquet instructions, tips and tricks!Step 3. Trim Skewers. First determine how much of each skewer needs to be trimmed off so that the candy will sit perfectly in place. Trim as needed. Always trim from the blunt end if there is one so that you can use the pointy side to puncture the floral foam.

Step 4. Attach Skewers. Using clear packing tape, adhere a wooden skewer to the back of each piece of candy.

Candy on sticks makes adorable DIY candy arrangements!

Step 5. Arrange Candy. Starting in back, insert each candy on a stick into the floral foam until you have a beautiful candy arrangement. I used a design I am particularly fond of (three groups of one tall candy bar with one shorter candy bar in front) but you can arrange the candy however you want. There are so many options!

Make a candy arrangement using these step-by-step candy bouquet instructions.This chocolate candy bouquet can also be made with fruity candy!

Step 6. Ribbon and Tags. Attach ribbon, bows and gift tags if desired. Need some gift tag ideas? To make this an even more frugal Christmas gift, I used some leftover Christmas cards from a few years back. Get more gift tag ideas here.

These candy bouquet instructions utilize repurposed tin cans and old Christmas cards for cute DIY frugal Christmas gifts...

If you've followed along, your easy homemade candy bouquet is done!

Share your homemade gifts here!Don't you just LOVE seeing what other people made??? I know we do! Please snap a picture and share your creation here...

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Step-by-step candy bouquet instructions... how to make a potted candy arrangement!

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