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How to make a candy bouquet

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A bouquet is usually made just from flowers, but that doesn’t have to be the case.
You can make your bouquet more interesting by adding other items, such as candy.

Yeah, you read correctly, I said, Candy!

Candy Bouquets are fun to make, look great, and they are a fantastic talking piece. I
promise that everyone that sees your candy bouquet will feel compelled to comment
on it. Young children in particular, will be absolutely delighted when they see your
candy bouquet!

To make a candy bouquet, you will need:

  • 5 Silk Rose Buds
  • 1 Bunch of pearlies
  • 2 Thin Gauge wires
  • 1 Thick Gauge wire
  • 9 Lollipops.
  • Silk Leaves
  • Stem tape (green or white)
  • Ribbon

Step 1: Trimming the lollipops

Trim the lollipop sticks to about an inch or two in length, or just below the wrapper.
Later, we will wire and tape the sticks just like normal flowers. We do this so that the
lollipops can be moved around and positioned more easily.

Step 2: Trimming the Rose Buds

Trim the stems on the rose bud heads, and then wire and tape them.

Step 3: Wire the lollipops

To wire the lollipops you will have to put a twist in the wire around the stick of the
lollipop. You will probably have to do this twice, to make sure that the wire is tight
and wont come loose. The easiest way to do this is to use long-nosed plyers, and to
squeeze the wire around the stick.

Step 4: Wire and Tape the Pearlies

Although you don’t need pearlies in your candy bouquet, they can work well to
soften the bouquet, and make it appear more like an everyday floral bouquet.

Wire and tape the pearlies. Place the wire alongside the white part of the pearly
strand, and then stem tape in place.

Step 5: Assemble the Candy Bouquet

Now start to assemble the candy bouquet. Start the bouquet with the lollipops in a
bunch, in one hand.

Then slowly insert the leaves between the lollipops.

Fan the lollipops into a circular shape, with the leaves facing out.

Place the flowers in next, keeping two lollipops between each flower.

Fill any gaps left over at the end, with leaves and pearlies.

Step 6: Add Figure-of-Eight Bows

Make eight figure-of-eight bows, for the last layer of the candy bouquet, and fan
them around the base. You can use normal ribbons or curling ribon.

Step 7: Prepare the handle

The last step in making a candy bouquet is to trim and tape the handle.

That’s it! Simple isn’t it?

All you have to do now, is resist eating the bouquet long enough for some other people to see it!

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Candy Bouquets: How To Make A Fun Table Decoration For Your Wedding

10 Candy bouquets

When I first started making bouquets I was always trying to find different things to use in place of flowers. One thing I found that is fun and different to use is candy.

Candy bouquets make wonderful gifts and they are a great talking point at weddings and receptions.

They are really easy to make, and the end result is always popular. This is probably because, not only are they colorful and fun, but they’re edible as well!

You can make many different types of candy bouquets- In this article I will show you how to make a candy bouquet in a terracotta pot, which will look absolutely spectacular…

To make your own candy bouquet flower-pot, you will need:

– 1 Medium terracotta pot

– 1 Packet of lollipops or wrapped chocolates

– 1 Dried oasis brick

– 1 Piece of floristry wire

– 5 White roses purple centres

– 7 Purple roses

– Floristry wire and stem tape( if using chocolates)

STEP 1: Cut The Oasis

Using a piece of floristry wire to cut the oasis, so it will fit into the terracotta pot. Make sure it fits in the pot firmly as you will be pushing the lollipop sticks, flowers and leaves into it.

STEP 2: Trim The Flowers

The pot I am using is small so I will cut the flowers down. Cut just a little above half way down the stem.
You do not need to wire or tape any of the flowers, just use the wire they are already on.

Note: If you are using wrapped chocolates you will need to wire and tape them.

STEP 3: Fan The Leaves

Place your leaves around the edge of the terracotta pot. If you slightly overlap the leaves you will get a nice fan effect which will make the finished pot look much more realistic.

Note: You may need to use one of the cut pieces of flower stem to put holes in the oasis for the leaves to go in.

STEP 4: Insert The Roses

Place one rose in the centre of the pot. Push the next rose in at an angle near the edge of the pot, and do the same with the next rose on the other side of the pot. Keep doing this until all the flowers are in the pot.

STEP 5: Insert Candy and Leaves

Now all you need to do to finish the candy bouquet is to fill the bouquet in with the candy and leaves…

Place a lollipop between each flower, and keep doing this until all the lollipops are used.

If you have any more gaps fill them in with leaves and pearlies.

Step 6: Add A Ribon

As a nice finishing touch to the candy bouquet flower pot, you can place a ribbon bow around the pot. You could also paint the pot before putting the flowers in. Even add a figure of eight bow at the front edge of the pot if you wish.

A candy bouquet flower-pot makes a lovely table decoration for any occasion. The good thing about this decoration is that you can just replace the lollipops once they get eaten.

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