How to make candy bouquets for fun & profit

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How to make candy bouquets for fun & profit
Very few people will turn down sweets. (candy bouquet image by Andrey Kulygin from Fotolia.com)

Candy bouquets are fun and cheap to make and exciting to receive. They can be made of an array of candies and toys, making them irresistable to almost any type of customer. If you are planning on selling your candy bouquets, make sure to get a variety of candies and think up many different kinds of arrangements to please people of all ages and lifestyles. Because candy is cheap, buy name brands that customers are sure to love and charge a little extra to make a profit.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Candy
  • Vases
  • Baskets
  • Ribbon
  • Green stem wire
  • Strong glue
  • Pinwheels
  • Small toys
  • Small greeting cards

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Draw up a budget for your candy bouquet business. Go to a superstore that sells candy in big bags at low prices. Do the same for plastic toys, fake flowers, streamers, pinwheels, vases, baskets and other items you wish to add into your bouquets. Total the amount you will spend on materials for your bouquets.

  2. 2

    Plan out each bouquet, including arrangement and price. Price more intricate bouquets higher than simpler ones. Have a variety of bouquets and prices so that there will be an option for every type of customer. Make sure your prices leave you with a reasonable profit. If the profit is outlandish, the prices of the bouquets are probably too high and no one will buy them.

  3. 3

    Make a theme for each basket, centred around the type of candy in the basket. Typically, a person will prefer chocolate, fruity, sour, or other kinds of candy. Make a few variety bouquets for those who like a choice of candies.

  4. 4

    Make a loose fist with one hand, sticking candies into the hole in your hand so that they stand up like flowers in a vase. Play with different positions, and once you have an attractive arrangement of several candies, secure the candy with ribbon or string. Long candies like lollipops, Tootsie Rolls, and candy bars will hold well when tied together at the bottom. Glue smaller candies to the stem wire so that they will stand up like the long candies.

  5. 5

    Place the arrangement in a vase, basket, or another receptacle. Since the candy may have adjusted after tying, respace the candy, making sure it looks like flowers in a bouquet.

  6. 6

    Add decorative objects between the candies, such as plastic flowers, pinwheels, and other small toys. The more you stuff the vase, the more the candy will be forced to fan out like flowers in a bouquet. Filling the vase up will also prevent the bouquet from shifting around in its holder.

  7. 7

    Advertise your bouquets during Valentine's Day, Fourth of July, Mother's Day, Easter, or other holidays that are typically celebrated with tasty treats. Advertise at community centres, churches, schools and other facilities. Offer to add a card to the bouquet with a personal message and/or scheduled bouquet delivery if you have transportation.

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