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Make a Candy Bar Bouquet

31 August 2011 14,082 views 5 Comments

by rhonda

Have you ever found yourself wondering whether you should opt for flowers or candy in a gift-giving situation?  Well, it turns out you can do both at once!  Inspired by a similar project she saw on Pinterest, Kim from seven thirty three rounded up some supplies from the dollar store and crafted a lovely bouquet of candy bars.  It's a great alternative to a traditional flower bouquet for anyone who has allergies, or for your favorite chocolate lover.  How could anyone resist such a sweet arrangement?  [how to make a candy bar bouquet]

Project estimate:

  • Candy bars, about $0.50 each and up
  • Bamboo skewers, on hand or $1
  • Scrapbook paper, on hand or $1
  • Glue, on hand
  • Flower pot, $1 and up
  • Paint (optional), on hand or $1 and up
  • Styrofoam, $1
  • Paper shreds, on hand or $1
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  about $5 and up

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  • Lea said:

    This is a great idea that could be varied with bubble gum or mini chocolate bars. So sweet…literally.

  • Yvonne said:

    We did these for Father’s Day and both my husband and father thought we bought them from someone. hehe

    One suggestion that we found helpful was to use the fun-size bars instead of the large ones. Most health-conscious adults would rather indulge in a small treat rather than eat an entire candy bar. And the bouquet lasts longer as they work their way through the candy. : ) We put several pieces of curling ribbon and paper flowers on some of the skewers to fill in the arrangement. We also used small gift bags for the base.

    Great project!

  • Little Bird said:

    I saw a similar idea somewhere else but it used hand sanitizers and mini soaps. I love it!

  • KimTasset said:

    I love this idea for teens to create in our library! We are always trying to come up with crafty and timeless fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  • Spencer said:

    DIY Candy buffets are all the rage here in Australia! I love what you have done with yours.