A candy bar bouquet makes a wonderful inexpensive gift! Easy to put together, a candy gift is perfect for teachers, mothers, or anyone sweet.
Our local grocery store has a beautiful floral department. I love poking around looking at the different flowers. They also always have these adorable candy bar bouquets. I love how cute they are but the price tag is something around $20 or more. Ouch! For teacher appreciation week last year I decided to try and make my own candy bar bouquets. They looked easy enough to make!
You will need:
A vase – I picked up some colorful tin buckets at the dollar store, but get creative. I would say the container needs to be at least 8 inches or so tall.
A square or round of floral foam – I also got this at the dollar store
12″ Bamboo skewers
Candy Bars – I used a mix of full size and mini bars
Begin by cutting the foam to fit your container. I found it easiest to use a serrated bread knife to saw the pieces off. This is messy so I cut them outside. I had square pieces so I just nicked the edges off. The foam did not go all the way to the bottom of the buckets. I just tucked it in. My bouquets were top heavy so a layer of something with weight on the bottom of the bucket is probably not a bad idea.
Once the foam fits, take it back out and wrap it in tissue paper. Stick it back in the container.
Use the packing tape to secure the blunt edges of the bamboo skewers to the backs of the candy bars. My candy bar bouquets were a little top heavy and tended to tip over. So make sure the candy bar is securely fastened. I left the skewers on the regular size candy bars full length. I used scissors to cut the skewers shorter for the mini candy bars and put those in front of the large candy.
Stick the pointy end of the bamboo skewers in to the floral foam in the bucket. Because my foam wasn’t on the bottom of the bucket, it had a little give to it. So just be careful when inserting the skewers. I used two large candy bars and three little ones in each bouquet but feel free to add more.
Because these were for teacher appreciation week, I added this cute little saying to each bouquet. But this year, I’m using these candy bar printable wrappers. They are the perfect addition to a bouquet for teacher appreciation week!
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