Friday, June 17, 2011

{SWEET} Father's Day Bouquet

I can't believe that Father's Day is this weekend!
I honestly thought I had one more week,
so when my friend told me yesterday
(who works in the greeting card business)
that it was this weekend, I knew I better get on it!

I have a fun and easy gift to make for that sweet-lovin' Dad in your life.

You'll need FOUR BOXES of a rectangular shaped candy.
I chose Sugar Babies because we like them :o)
But you could use Mike & Ikes, Whoppers or even a Symphony Bar.

You'll need 8-10 regular size candy bars.
(There may or may not have been a 100 Grand in this pile
before the project started. Hey, it was before Nutrisystem.)

You'll also need some sort of floral Styrofoam form
and some strong, but not too thick, wooden
sticks or dowels.

Hot glue the large rectangular boxes of candies
to your Styrofoam form to make a candy vase :)

It will look something like this.

Then, hot glue the wooden sticks to your candy bars.
I loved the sticks I found at Michael's because they
were flat like popsicle sticks, but not quite at wide.

Keep gluing until every candy bar has a stick.

Now this is where your creative know-how comes into play,
and you create a gorgeous candy arrangement.
One class I always wished I had taken in college was floral arrangement.
But I did the best I could with what I had. Ha!

Then, take some tissue paper, cello, grass, tulle, or
any kind of frou frou you have hanging around
and fill around your candy flowers.

One thing I do know about floral design is
that it's supposed to looking just as gorgeous
from whichever angle you look at it.

I'm linking up HERE!!!


Kelli W said...

That is too cute! I thought I had one more week too...luckily my hubby's gift shipped next day and came yesterday:)

Laura Beth said...

I just stumbled upon your blog & love it! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm featuring your candy bouquet on my Fabulous Friday Finds.

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Love it! I'd love a candy bouquet filled with dark chocolate and Reese's :)

I'd make one for my dad, but he's not a big candy eater. I got him a 3 lb bag of gummy bears intstead (his favorite) haha! Thanks for sharing!

Patticakes said...

Just popped over from Tatertots and Jello and love your blog! This Father's Day gift idea is so cute! I'm gonna make this for my BF's birthday, he is a candy fanatic!

Alia said...


I am your follower!
I really liked this...I sooo would have gifted this to my dad but unfortunately he is Diabetic! :(
But its a great Idea and I could try this on my cousin's bdays n all!
I love your Blog.
Keep up the good work!

Do visit my blog too and follow it if you like it!

God Bless!


Carol said...

I made the (Sweet) Father's Day Bouquet. It turned out great! What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

I love this idea! How come I just found your blog? Where have I been?!

Chad and Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country said...

I love how you used the boxed candy to make it into a "vase" for the boquet. I am going to "pinterest" this so I can remember for next year.

Would love to invite you to join our party at - Nothing But Country Hope to see you there. :)

--Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country

*LyndiLou* said...

Just found you through Pinterest! :) I just LOVE this idea and this it would be fun for just about ANY occasion! Thank you so much for sharing! :D

Michelle (aka Meechelle) said...

Oh, my goodness, this is awesome! Just came across this post through Pinterest. Love it!

Dee in N.H. said...

That is awesome!! TFS!

Unknown said...

I found this via pinterest and am going to make it for my husband's birthday present! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy deRosier said...

I love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

Megan@Whimsically Homemade said...

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featured you in our Favorite Find Fridays post over at Whimsically Homemade. We used one of your pictures. If that's a problem let us know and we'll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

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