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Black Friday 2018

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DIY Candy Bouquet (Fun & Easy Gift Idea)

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Candy bouquets are so versatile and easy!

If you are looking for a fun and thoughtful homemade gift idea, consider creating a custom candy bouquet perfect for many different occasions!

Create one for a birthday celebration, graduation gift, teacher gift or to acknowledge or thank just about anyone. And most of these supplies can easily be found at your local dollar store so this idea is budget-friendly as well.

Supplies Needed:

4 rectangle shaped boxes of candy
5-7 various other candies or treats
hot glue gun plus glue sticks
floral foam
wood skewers or chopsticks
tissue paper in various colors/designs
ribbon and mini foil balloons for embellishments


1.) Start with 4 boxes of candy and glue the corners together using a hot glue gun. These will form the base, or vase, of the candy bouquet.

2.) Next, glue the wood skewers to the back of each of the smaller packages of candy. For super thick candy bars, use two skewers.

3.) Cut floral foam so it’s just a tad bit smaller than the space inside the candy vase. Place foam in the middle of two pieces of tissue paper and press it down into the candy vase so the paper sticks out.

4.) Using smaller squares of tissue paper, poke the skewer through the tissue paper, and twist up paper around end of candy so it looks like a flower.

5.) Use a piece of tape to secure, if desired. Arrange candy by sticking skewers in the foam. Use scissors to cut skewers if needed to arrange at varying heights. Embellish with foil balloon and ribbon.

Tips for Success:

  •  My foam fit so tight within the candy vase that I didn’t need to add a bottom to my vase, but you could always hot glue a piece of scrap cardboard if needed.
  • Also, if candy isn’t appropriate or desired, consider other snacks like nuts, dried fruit, trail mix, protein bars, etc!

candy bouquets for all occasions

Inspiration for the DIY Candy Bouquet

I was inspired to make these as my local grocery store sells the candy bouquet in their floral department for $20 each, as pictured above. As you can see, by simply changing the balloon and paper colors, you can customize this idea for different occasions. For instance, I’m planning on making my son’s coaches a baseball version using Cracker Jacks, sunflower seeds, Gatorade beverage packets, etc. Enjoy! 😀

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime!

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Comments 34

  1. Amani

    Thanks for this. I’ll be making a few for graduations next month.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Awesome! Thanks for stopping by Amani 🙂

  2. Anita Usher

    This is quite creative.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Anita!!

  3. Princess

    I love this and can’t to make a few as end of the school year teacher gifts. Thank you Lina for such a cool idea. I would also like to thank you for the glow in the dark egg idea. It was so much fun watching them find the eggs in the dark.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Ahh you’re so welcome! Enjoy

  4. Cami

    So cute!

  5. Jaci

    Love this! Your so creative i love how you break it down for us. My 13 yr old was so impressed with his candy easter basket this year cause of you. Thank you!

  6. Vicki

    I have never done this with candy; but have done a variation for a baby shower gift. I used artificial flower stems and taped baby socks, onsies, hats, and bibs, to the other ends. I used mainly yellow and rolled them up to resemble roses. Cute, but very heavy when I was done. Tied all the stems together with ribbon & wrapped all up together in tissue paper for delivery.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      How fun! Great idea

  7. Sarah

    These are great! I have done them before and just used clear packaging tape to hold boxes together and on back of candy skewers. If you don’t want to use glue gun. They are always a big hit!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Sarah! Great tip

  8. Emma

    Cannot wait to try it. Looks fun.

  9. Al

    I usually just pick up a vase from the dollar store. It can be used after the candy is gone. In addition, buying candy bars/ snacks from warehouse stores will save a few bucks if you are making multiple bouquets.

  10. Stormy

    I made three of these for Valentine’s Day gifts this year for teachers and I’ve made them for Father’s Day (assisted my kiddos). A very fun and could-be Dollar Tree exclusive, gift!!

  11. LIsa

    I’ve been doing something very similar but I do not use hot glue (just good old dollar store tape) and I don’t use floral foam either. I have made what looks very much like what is posted and I have even made candy baskets with twizzler handles. Always a big hit and as Stormy mentioned above excellent Dollar Tree project!

  12. Kathie White

    Great idea! This will make a great finals week gift!

  13. Shirley

    This Easter I made these dor the first time. I am ao happy to see your suggestion about.other times this would work. Thanks for the idea

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks for reading Shirley!

  14. yomac

    I can’t wait to try this! Thanks!

  15. Heather

    Making this weekend for Police Week in May. Thought I would get a head start. Thank you so much for the idea. The officers will love it!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That is wonderful! How nice of you – thanks for stopping by Heather!

  16. Dawn C

    I made this for a 4th of July birthday and it was a big hit . Thanks for all the DIY crafts you post they are GREAT!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That’s so sweet Dawn! Thanks for reading. 😀

  17. Michelle Ficklin

    Love this! Where did you buy the mini balloons on a stick? Thanks!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Michelle! My grocery store actually sells the mini balloons in the floral dept. 😀

      • Michelle Ficklin

        Hi, I don’t know if you make those candy bouquets often but I found a site, Balloons.com that sells the 4″ micro pre-inflated balloons on a stick for $23.70 for 30 (so .79 each). I bought only the get well collection (item#46588) but they have other combos. You don’t have to be a member or own a business to order from them.

        • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

          Oh thanks for the suggestion! Great price 👍🏻

  18. 2momsandababyblog

    I love making and getting these! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      You’re so welcome!

  19. Cheryl

    Made this for my daughter’s 19th b-day. She is away at freshman away at college. This is our first time being apart on her birthday. I hope this will make her smile! I will be making more of these for sure. I also used assorted clif z-bars on the skewers with the candy. So much fun!

    • Lina D

      Ah that’s so sweet! Thanks for sharing 😀

  20. Destiny

    Wow im making one for my friend but using thencolor blue and ill write a note that say “for when your blue “

    • Lina D


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