The Countdown to Christmas is on—16 days until Christmas.
If you still have Halloween candy leftover, a candy bouquet is a simple way to use it up—and create a fun, frugal gift.
Have you ever looked at the price of candy bouquets in a store? They are $12-20 each!
These can be made for a lot less, especially since most of the needed supplies are available at your local dollar store—or your junk drawer.
Project shopping list:
- Sucker Sticks or Bamboo Skewers ($2.99)
- Floral Foam ($1 Store item)
- Vase ($1 Store item)
- Tissue Paper ($1 Store item)
- Packing Tape ($1 Store item)
- Candy bars ($2 or less)
Estimated Cost: $5 each
- Tape a sucker stick the back of around 10 pieces of candy. You can use full size bars or miniatures.
- Cut a small piece of floral foam to fit into it.
- Insert your sucker sticks into the foam.
- Line a vase with tissue paper.
- Fit the candy bouquet into your vase or dish.
I was actually able to create mine from supplies I already had on hand. I had sticks leftover from last year’s candy attempt. I used a styrofoam ball instead of floral foam, since I already had it on hand. The only purchase would be something to display it in.
A vase or mug will be perfect—it all depends on the look you want and your budget.
Kristi at Spend Less and Save More says
Great idea! This would make great teacher gifts!!!
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