Monday, February 11


A few years back, when our son and his girlfriend were away at college, I decided I wanted to give them a 'night out on the town' for Valentine's Day. I bought them a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant, movie theater tickets and even know college students are high on brain power and usually low on cash! As I began looking around for a unique way to package their gift, I came across a few candy bouquets at our local craft store. Of course this was nothing new, but it was definitely cute and I knew they would enjoy the candy as well. I bought a few supplies and their favorite candy and got busy creating. This candy bouquet was received with such enthusiasm I have made many more since then. They are easy to create and very inexpensive, making this a good gift for kids to give their friends and teachers. Take a look.....

Here are a few simple steps to a fun Valentine's Day Candy bouquet. 


  • 4 boxes of a rectangular shaped candy box; Mike & Ike's, Whoppers, Dots...anything rectangular
  • 10 to 12 full-size candy bars; Snicker's, Milky Way, Butterfingers...any favorite candy
  • Florists Styrofoam
  • Wooden craft sticks or thin dowels
  • Low-temp hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks


  • Hot glue the large rectangular candy boxes to the Styrofoam to create the 'vase' for your candy bouquet.

  • It should look something like this.
  • Next, hot glue the wooden sticks to all of your candy bars.
  • FYI: Flat craft sticks work best.

  • Begin arranging your candy bars into the Styrofoam, as you would flowers. Fan them out a bit and keep adding until you have used all of your candy.

  • Now the fun part! Begin adding cellophane, tissue paper or tulle in amongst your candy bars. I add this like I would filler flowers in a floral bouquet. Keep fluffing and filling until you have reached your desired look.

  • Don't forget to add some pretty on the back side to hide the 'mess'!

  • Add any extra cute chotskies now; like gift cards, small I LOVE U balloons or teddy bear. 
  • Voila! You have now made a very simple and inexpensive yet creative and effective Valentine's Day candy bouquet! Whoever receives this will love it! 

    Here are a few examples of  candy bouquets to get your creative juices flowing!

Get busy being creative this week and make your sweetie's Valentine Day one to love and remember...'ll be glad ya did!!


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