Lollipop or candy bouquets provide a clever homemade way to give someone a birthday gift, send get well wishes or share holiday treats. Bouquets can be made with homemade candy and other goodies or created with premade confections and placed in a variety of decorative containers to fit any occasion.
Lollipop and candy bouquets can be given as creative and inexpensive Christmas gifts. Stick green or holiday-themed lollipops into a cone-shaped piece of green floral foam for a Christmas tree-shaped bouquet or use icing to glue red and green gum balls or gumdrops onto the foam for a similar effect. A miniature stocking can be loaded with candy bars and candy canes to create another festive bouquet. Use tape to secure the candy inside the stocking, making sure the candy bars vary in height when sticking out.
An Easter basket filled with floral foam and Easter grass or green basket shreds can be used to make a variety of Easter bouquets. Place marshmallow chicks onto lollipop sticks and stick them into the grass for a bouquet of chicks. Be sure to cover the basket in cellophane so the marshmallow chicks do not dry out. Tape floral wire onto the back of plastic Easter eggs filled with candy and stick them into the basket along with small, wrapped chocolate bunnies with craft sticks glued on the back.
Valentine's Day Bouquets
Instead of traditional roses on Valentine's Day, purchase a dozen chocolate roses from the store, tie them with a fancy ribbon and present them in a vase or flower box. For a less romantic treat, fill a vase with heart-shaped lollipops of varying sizes and colours and tie the vase with a large red ribbon. Make chocolate lollipops using a heart-shaped lollipop mould, wrap the lollipops in cellophane and tie them together for a sweet, homemade Valentine's Day gift.
Purchase a Mylar balloon with a birthday message. Instead of a traditional weight, tie a group of candy bars with ribbon and attach them to the ribbon of the balloon. Create a chocolate bar bouquet by gluing wooden craft sticks to the back of full-size and miniature-size candy bars. Place the sticks into a specially-chosen mug filled with floral foam. For someone who is hitting an age milestone, fill a bucket with floral foam. Place black lollipops and gag-candy purchased at a party store into the foam to create a humorous, age-appropriate bouquet.
Get Well Bouquets
Cheer someone up with a candy flower bouquet. Place button-shaped chocolate candies in approximately six plastic sandwich bags, one colour per bag. Twist the bags shut and attach floral wire to them. Place the floral wire into a vase filled with floral foam and add some greenery for a flowery candy bouquet. Create a get well sundae by placing a variety of cough drops into a clear glass sundae cup. Top with ribbon curls and a hard candy stick to represent a straw.
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