Homemade Easter Gift Ideas: Easter Candy Bouquet Instructions
An Easter candy bouquet is what you get when you combine the fun of an Easter gift basket with the beauty of a flower arrangement!
Sound like an edible Easter craft you want to try? Great! Let us dive right in!
Easter Candy Bouquet Instructions
There are many ways to make candy bouquets. For this project I used a clear glass vase, which was super fun because I was able to fill the vase with candy, as well as make the bouquet.
Another awesome idea for a homemade Easter gift bouquet would be a potted candy arrangement like these ones, but with an Easter theme.
Here's What You'll Need:
Let's get started...
Step 1. Candy Inside the Vase. Put the cellophane bag inside the vase. Pour the jelly beans (or other candy) inside, taking care to leave plenty of room for the floral foam that will go above the candy. Make sure they are nicely packed in. Twist the top of the back and secure with a twist tie.
Tips... If you buy loose candy, I recommend the cellophane bag technique. It will keep the candy fresh and clean. If you choose individually wrapped small candies such as tiny chocolate eggs, you can skip this bag and poor them directly into the container.
Step 2. Wrap Floral Foam in Tissue Paper. If needed, you can cut some of the height from the floral foam. Then wrap the floral foam in a strip of tissue paper to keep your candy bouquet nice and clean.
Step 3. Prepare the Tissue Paper Backdrop. Take your 2 pieces of tissue paper and the 1 piece of cellophane (all square, all same size) and turn them in a diamond position. Fold the bottom point up and the side points in. Adjust as needed. Roll this around the floral foam and put it all inside the vase.
Tip... While this step is optional, I find it creates a wonderful base and back drop for your candy bouquet.
Step 4. Put Candy on Sticks. First, measure how high you want each piece of candy and trim the wooden skewers as needed. Always trim from the blunt side, as you will need the pointed side to puncture the floral foam.
Use a large piece of clear packing tape to adhere each piece of candy to a wooden skewer. For heavier items like the deck of cards and the chocolate Easter bunny shown, you can use two skewers.
Step 5. Arrange Candy. Stick the skewered packages of candy inside the floral foam. I like to start with the ones in the back and work my way forward.
Step 6. Ribbon and Bow. Wrap your ribbon around the vase and make a bow if desired. Or take your creative leave and decorate your Easter candy bouquet however you like!
You can tie on an Easter gift tag like this "Somebunny Loves You" printable gift tag or make your own.
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