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Making a VHS Tape Candy Bouquet

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This is a guide about making a VHS tape candy bouquet. A fun way to reuse old video cases to make a plastic vase for a candy bouquet gift.
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April 5, 2016

I had a lot of VHS tapes laying around and decided that they would make a great vase for an 80's (and 90's) themed candy bouquet!

Supplies:

  • 4 VHS tapes
  • E6000 glue
  • floral foam
  • knife
  • wooden skewers or dowels
  • hot glue gun
  • tissue paper
  • scissors
  • various candies (see project for ideas)
  • wire edged ribbon
  • thin wire

Steps:

  1. Glue the VHS tapes together as shown below. Apply glue to both edges that you are glueing together, allow glue to sit for 2 minutes before pressing the edges together. Once all 4 sides are glued in place, allow glue to dry for 24-72 hours.
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  3. Insert floral foam into the "vase" and mark where to trim it so that it sits just below the top edge. Use a sharp knife to cut off the excess foam, then insert the foam into the vase to test fit it. Note: I chose to leave the wrapper on the foam to help contain the foam dust that seems to get on everything.
  4. Here are the candies I chose that best represented our childhood (80's and 90's):

    • Hot Tamales
    • Nerds
    • Pop Rocks
    • Smarties
    • Laffy Taffy
    • Starbursts
    • Snickers
    • Reese's
    • Twix
    • Skittles
    • Zotz
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  6. Attach the candies to the skewers using hot glue.
  7. If the candy has a flap on the back, I found that it was best to adhere the skewer under the flap, as shown below.
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  9. For heavier candy, I attached 2 skewers for added strength.
  10. Lay out tissue paper and bring it up around the floral foam block, then reinsert it into the vase.
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  12. Insert the candies into the foam, starting with the largest items at the back. Use smaller candies to fill in gaps.
  13. Create a bow using wire edged ribbon. Wrap a length of the ribbon around the vase, securing it with a piece of wire. Then attach the bow to it. Here are instructions if you need them: Making a Wire Edged Ribbon Bow
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  15. Cut small squares of tissue and stuff them into open spots to hide the skewers. I chose a contrasting color. Enjoy!
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September 12, 20160 found this helpful

This cute candy bouquet has a nostalgic feel. It uses old recycled VHS tapes to make the base. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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