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How to Put Together A DIY Candy Bouquet


It’s common knowledge that if you want to win someone’s heart, you buy them candy and flowers. After all, everyone likes looking at beautiful, colorful petals, and everyone likes snacking on something sweet. But if you want to give your sweetheart something he or she will really love, why not combine them into a delicious and adorable candy bouquet?  With this DIY project, you’ll learn how to create your own candy bouquet, which is sure to bring a smile to anyone who receives one!

What is a Candy Bouquet?

If you ask us, candy bouquets are the best kind of DIY – they’re as fun to make as they are to enjoy! This project is sweet and easy – it’s simply a collection of delicious candies (ideally the recipient’s favorites) bundled together on sticks so they look just like a flower bouquet. A candy bouquet makes a great gift for birthdays, graduations, holidays, or anytime you want to make someone’s day. Plus, it can be customized according to the preferences of the recipient. If he or she prefers chocolate, skip the candy and make your own chocolate bouquet!

A candy bouquet made with gold-wrapped chocolate balls. Bouquet wrapped with purple lace.

Tips, Tricks, and Treats

When you create your own candy bouquet, you can let your creativity shine. It can look (and taste) however you’d like it to, which makes it a truly customizable creation. However, here are a few suggestions that will help you make your candy bouquet:

Firstly, make sure you use a styrofoam block (or something similar) to hold your bouquet’s sticks in place. Also, find a cute base to put your foam block into; a coffee mug or small flower pot looks great and keeps everything together.

Secondly, make sure you use sturdy lollipop sticks and some durable floral tape to get your treats to stay put. This little detail will really make your bouquet look more… well, like a bouquet! Once you’ve taped the candies to the sticks, simply place them into the styrofoam block any way you’d like. Don’t forget to decorate!

The backside of a bride and groom. The groom is holding 2 champagne glasses and the bride is holding a pink candy bouquet.

When Can I Use A Candy Bouquet?

Sometimes, trying to find the right gift for someone special can leave you feeling stumped. But let’s be honest – everyone loves candy! This is why DIY candy bouquets are the perfect gift for just about any occasion. You can use them for:

Valentine’s Day: Take your chocolate-and-flowers game to a whole new level with a romantic, chocolate-themed candy bouquet. Fill a Valentine’s gift box with lots of hearts, chocolate roses, and pink and red ribbon. Add some decorative grass or glitter (remember to get creative) and voila – you’ll have a gift as sweet as your sweetheart. Valentine’s Day is one holiday when knowing how to make your own chocolate bouquet REALLY comes in handy! (Knowing how to decorate a chocolate bouquet helps, too!)

Father’s or Mother’s Day: If anyone needs a little tasty treat, it’s mom and dad. Fill a “World’s Best Mom/Dad” coffee mug with some of his or her favorite treats. While you’re at it, maybe throw in a few tickets to the spa or a ball game! Your folks will definitely appreciate your homemade gift (and who knows – they just might share a candy or two).

Back-To-School: Your child can become the teacher’s favorite on the very first day if he hands her a school-themed candy bouquet. Instead of standard lollipop sticks, use pencils to display your candies. Also, be sure to stuff her mug or flower pot with loads of goodies for the school year (erasers, post-its, etc.). This gift is so much better than an apple!

Candy bouquets are a fun (and delicious) way to show a person that you care. When someone receives a DIY candy bouquet, they know that they’re getting a gift made with love. So choose your favorite candies (chocolate, gummies, or something else entirely), gather your favorite crafting supplies, and unlock your imagination – the sky’s the limit! Now that you know how to create your own candy bouquet, you’ll need to stock up on some candy! Don’t worry, we have you covered there, too!