Making a Valentine's Day Candy Bouquet

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February 14, 2014

valentines day candy bouquetA candy bouquet is a fun alternative to flowers on Valentine's day. You don't need to spend a lot of money on one at a store either. They are super easy to make and making your own allows you to customize it for your loved one!



  • 4 boxes of Valentine's M & Ms
  • Dove hearts
  • Hershey's mini candy bars
  • York peppermint hearts
  • Reese's PB heart
  • Russell Stover's strawberry heart
  • boxes of conversation hearts
  • chocolate heart lollipop
  • other assorted candy
  • wooden dowels
  • floral foam block
  • knife
  • curling ribbon
  • scissors
  • tissue paper
  • hot glue gun


  1. Glue the M & Ms boxes together to form a vase.
  2. glue boxes for vase 1
    glue boxes for vase 3
  3. Cut the floral foam block down to fit inside. Cut it to be about 1 inch below the top of the vase.
  4. insert foam block
  5. Cut two squares of tissue paper and use them to cover the floral foam.
  6. add tissue paper

  7. Use a pencil sharpener to sharpen the end of the dowels.
  8. sharpen dowels
  9. Glue mini candy bars to the dowel. Then glue a second layer on to cover the dowel completely.
  10. mini candy bars 2
  11. Glue Dove hearts onto the dowel. Then turn the dowel over and cover the backside with more hearts.
  12. dove hearts 2
  13. Glue bigger candy onto dowels. You may need to use extra glue to keep them on the dowel, since they are heavy.
  14. big candy 1
    big candy 2

  15. Begin arranging the candy, by pushing the dowels into the foam block.
  16. insert candy into foam 4
  17. Tuck additional tissue paper around the bottom of the candy to cover up the exposed dowels.
  18. insert candy into foam 5
  19. You can glue additional candy onto shorter dowels to fill in empty spaces.
  20. conversation hearts
    chocolate hearts
  21. Wrap curling ribbon around the vase and tie it. Create a bow and curl the ends.
  22. add ribbon

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April 11, 2014

Surprise your sweetie with this candy bouquet on a special day. Check out this video and learn how easy it is to make.

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