A few weeks ago a friend of mine was accepted into a graduate program that she really wanted to get into. She was so nervous when she sent the application in that she was almost sick. Wait, I sent it in! She was almost sick when we sealed the envelope though, I tell you. Anyway . . .
The program is very selective and only accepts 20 students a year so it is a big deal that she got in. It means a lot of changes will be coming up for her and I wanted to help her celebrate. I’ve been wanting to make a candy bouquet so I thought her acceptance into the program was a good reason to make one.
I made a paper medallion with the word Yay and got candy to match the medallion. Let me know if you would like instructions on how to make medallions.
My biggest concern was that I’d make a lopsided bouquet because I tend to make most things out of balance–not sure why. I became more concerned about that when I realized the candy I got to match the medallion was all different sizes. Short Tootise Rolls and Tall Pixie Stix . . . hmmm. Enter the Lollipop sticks I had. They come in two sizes and if you need to make them even shorter, they break easily.
Quick Steps to Make a Candy Bouquet
- Decide on a container to be the base of the bouquet.
- Hot glue a styrofoam ball into the base. It should be big enough that the foam sits about as high as the ice in a snow cone cup.
- Experiment with the placement and height of the candies you will be using to determine which items should be added first, next, etc.
- Hot glue candies to lollipop sticks if you need to add height or give the candies a strong base to stick into the styrofoam.
- Cut tissue paper to gather into paper bursts. Wrap the tissue around a lollipop stick, hot glue the wrapped end of the paper, and use the stick to push the tissue into the foam.
- Fill in candy and tissue paper until the foam ball is covered.
- Add a celebratory medallion, if you’ve got one. Let me know if you would like instructions on how to make medallions.
- Stand back and delight in your candy bouquet making skillz.
- Give the candy bouquet to somebody to make their day.
Voila! There really are a ton of pink Tootise Rolls in there, but in this photo you can’t see them very well past the pink tissue paper.
Making this candy bouquet was very easy and so much fun that I want to make a lot more. I will make up reasons to make them. Remember, if I can do it, you can do it!
Have you made a candy bouquet before? I would love to see pictures ~