social

Making a VHS Tape Candy Bouquet


Gold Post Medal for All Time! 899 Posts
April 5, 2016

VHS Tape Candy BouquetI 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!

Advertisement

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.
  2. VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
  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. VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    Advertisement

  5. 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
  6. VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
  7. Attach the candies to the skewers using hot glue.
  8. VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
  9. 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.
  10. VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    Advertisement

  11. For heavier candy, I attached 2 skewers for added strength.
  12. VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
  13. Lay out tissue paper and bring it up around the floral foam block, then reinsert it into the vase.
  14. VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
  15. Insert the candies into the foam, starting with the largest items at the back. Use smaller candies to fill in gaps.
  16. VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
  17. 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
  18. VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    Advertisement

  19. Cut small squares of tissue and stuff them into open spots to hide the skewers. I chose a contrasting color. Enjoy!
  20. VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
    VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
     
Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 3

Videos

September 12, 2016

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.

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 1
In This Page
Categories
Crafts Gifts Gift BasketsApril 20, 2016
Pages
More
🎉
New Years Ideas!
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2021-12-12 12:56:39 in 4 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2021 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Making-a-VHS-Tape-Candy-Bouquet.html