Happy Friday to you! I hope you’ve had a productive week and are ready for a relaxing weekend like me. I’ve been super busy this week working on multiple projects I’ll be sharing with you on the blog soon, so be sure to stay tuned! Today is a special day for me, because today is my husband’s birthday. I decided for his birthday this year I would make a special delivery at his work place with a tempting candy bouquet. Every guy needs some sugar to get through his day, right?
This project was super simple thanks to the wonderful Flower Power Vase I used. These can be purchased at www.flowerpowervase.com and as soon as I saw these I was in love with the concept. These little vases are made for easy transport in the cup holder of your vehicle. How cool is that? I know I’ll have no trouble getting this baby to Errik’s workplace today thanks to that! These vases also have little prongs in the bottom that hold flower stems (in this case candy stems) into place. This made arranging this adorable bouquet a breeze! Did I mention the vases also come in adorable packaging? Be sure to check these out!
Here are the materials you will need for this project. You may use more or less candy than I did depending on your arrangement.
1. 20 Round wooden round dowel rods 3/16 in.
2. Flower Power Vase
3. Hot glue gun and glue sticks
4. 6 Full Size Candy Bars
5. 14 Fun Size Candy Bars
OK, let’s get started. I should tell you I started out by sampling all the fun size candy bars. The trick is to decide which you like best, and use the least amount as possible so you will have plenty of leftovers for yourself. This is not the “official” first step of the project though.
1. Start out by cutting your dowel rods into varied lengths. For my bouquet I used rods trimmed in 5 in., 7 in., 8 in., and 9 in. increments. Your lengths could vary depending on the type of candy you use for the project. The trick is to place a rod in the container, place the candy bar at the height you would want it, then measure and cut. I used my scissors to gently make an indention into the rod on all sides before breaking it and it snapped off easily.
2. Next, use the glue gun to glue the rods to the full size candy bars. Glue them so the tips of rods are at the top of the candy bar.
I glued my rods to the candy and laid them out until they were cool.
3. Go ahead and arrange the full size candy rods in the base, making sure to leave space between them for additional candy rods. These rods will fit easily in between the prongs, which will hold them into place.
4. Now start gluing the smaller fun size candy bars to the shorter rods and place them throughout the base until you are satisfied with the arrangement.
All done! Wasn’t that simple? It only took me about 15 minutes to make this cute gift. It would have taken less had I not stopped to eat candy while making it! I added a little “Happy Birthday” embellishment from Hallmark to mine. These bouquets are so easy to make and could be used for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, any occasion!
So, what do you think of this sweet gift? I know my husband is going to LOVE it. I can’t wait to get it to him, so I better go deliver it to him before he sees my post. Happy Birthday Errik!!!
Note: The vase for this project was supplied by FlowerPower, Inc., but all opinions of the product are my own.
Great gift. It was delicious!!