How To Make A Candy Bouquet
A bouquet is usually made just from flowers, but that doesn't have to be the case. You can add variety to your bouquets by
adding other things, such as candy. Yeah, that's right, Candy!
Candy Bouquets are fun to make, look great, and they are a fantastic talking piece. In fact, I can almost guarantee that anyone that sees
your candy bouquet will feel compelled to talk about it!
You will need:
- 5 Silk Rose Buds
- 1 Bunch of pearlies
- 2 Thin Gauge wires
- 1 Thick Gauge wire
- 9 Lollipops.
- Silk Leaves
- Stem tape (green or white)
Step 1: Trimming the lollipops
Trim the lollipop sticks to just below the wrapper. Later, we will wire and tape the sticks just like the flowers. We do this
so that the lollipops can be moved around and positioned more easily.
Step 2: Trimming the Rose Buds
Trim the stems on the rose bud heads, and then wire and tape them. (For more information, see How to wire and tape a solid stem flower)
Step 3: Wire the lollipops
To wire the lollipops you will have to put a twist in the wire around the stick of the lollipop. You may have to do this twice,
to make sure that the wire is tight and wont come loose. The easiest way to do this is to use long-nosed plyers, and to squeeze
the wire around the stick.
Step 4: Wire and Tape the Pearlies
Although you don't need pearlies in your candy bouquet, they can work well to soften the bouquet, and make it more floral.
Wire and tape the pearlies. Place the wire alongside the white part of the pearly strand, and then stem tape in place.
Step 5: Assemble the Candy Bouquet
Now start to assemble the candy bouquet. Start the bouquet with the lollipops in a bunch, in one hand...
Then slowly insert the leaves between the lollipops.
Fan the lollipops into a circular shape, with the leaves out...
Place the flowers in next, keeping two lollipops between each flower...
Fill any gaps left over at the end, with leaves and pearlies...
Step 6: Add Figure-of-Eight Bows
Make eight figure-of-eight bows, for the last layer of the candy bouquet. Use normal ribbons or curling ribon, and fan out on the bottom of the bouquet.
Step 7: Prepare the handle
The last step in making a candy bouquet is to trim and tape the handle...
Step 8: The End Result...
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