Candy Bouquets: How To Make A Fun Table Decoration For Your Wedding
When I first started making bouquets, I was always trying to find different things to use in place of flowers. One thing I noticed that is fun and different to use is candy.
Candy bouquets make beautiful gifts, and they are a great talking point at weddings and receptions.
They are easy to make, and the result is always popular. This is probably because, not only are they colorful and fun, but they’re edible as well!
You can make many different types of candy bouquets- In this article I will show you how to make a candy bouquet in a terracotta pot, which will look spectacular…
To make your candy bouquet flower-pot, you will need (hgtvimage.com):
– 1 Medium terracotta pot
– 1 Packet of lollipops or wrapped chocolates
– 1 Dried oasis brick
– 1 Piece of floristry wire
– 5 White roses purple centers
– 7 Purple roses
– Floristry wire and stem tape( if using chocolates)
STEP 1: Cut The Oasis
Using a piece of floristry wire to cut the oasis so that it will fit into the terracotta pot. Make sure it fits in the pan firmly as you will be pushing the lollipop sticks, flowers, and leaves into it.
STEP 2: Trim The Flowers
The pot I am using is small so that I will cut the flowers down. Cut just a little above half way down the stem.
You do not need to wire or tape any of the flowers, just use the wire they are already on.
Note: If you are using wrapped chocolates you will need to wire and tape them.
STEP 3: Fan The Leaves
Place your leaves around the edge of the terracotta pot. If you slightly overlap the leaves, you will get a nice fan effect which will make the finished pot look much more realistic.
Note: You may need to use one of the cut pieces of flower stem to put holes in the oasis for the leaves to go in.
STEP 4: Insert The Roses
Place one rose in the center of the pot. Push the next rose in at an angle near the edge of the container, and do the same with the next rose on the other side of the pan. Keep doing this until all the flowers are in the bowl.
STEP 5: Insert Candy and Leaves
Now all you need to do to finish the candy bouquet is to fill the smell in with the candy and leaves…
Place a lollipop between each flower, and keep doing this until all the lollipops are used.
If you have any more gaps fill them in with leaves and pearlies.
Step 6: Add A Ribbon
As a nice finishing touch to the candy bouquet flower pot, you can place a ribbon bow around the pan. You could also paint the pot before putting the flowers in. Even add a figure of eight bows at the front edge of the container if you wish.
A candy bouquet flower-pot makes a lovely table decoration for any occasion. The good thing about this decoration is that you can just replace the lollipops once they get eaten.