Today we're showing you how to build a candy bouquet! You can find the tissue paper, wrap and ribbons you need to make this at Creative Packaging, so come on in today!
1. To build the container, you'll need the following materials: Spare cardboard, hot glue gun, a sharp knife, scissors, packing tape and a ruler. For the cardboard, use a piece that is high enough to support the candy canes without being seen in the finished product.
Spin the container so that the tape becomes glued to it. Repeat this step two more times (at the bottom, the middle and the top of your container)
6. After that, you are ready to start sticking on candy canes. For this part the strings were left on which was a pain to help pull them away from the candy canes while sticking them on to prevent them from sticking to your tape. It does not matter where this process is started. Make them as straight as possible and stick them side by side. Add tissue inside, it helps to keep the strings from the canes down and for placing the candy flowers.
To create the candy flowers cut at least 12 inches of wrap off the roll.
2. Using two pieces, set them one on top of the other with staggered edges. Cut a hole in the middle.
3. Place a candy (with the entire string piece removed, plastic and all) into the whole and bring the wrap up around the candy.
4. Use ribbon to tie the wrap around the candy. A good place for this is the > < shape between the candy body and the ‘wrapper’ end.
5. Using a skewer, place the candy on the blunt end and poke the pointed end into the bundled up tissue paper.
For this part, have fun and make beautiful flowers. For ours we used the cavanagh red and the green damask. Then filled in the bottom with forest green tissue paper to help push up the flowers and hide the sticks they were held on.
Here's your finished candy bouquet!