Looking for a lovely but creative valentine gift for that special someone? A candy flower bouquet is just so pretty and fun to give or receive. They are also very easy to make – especially using your Bowdabra!
You only need a glass vase, faux flowers, candy, decorative cardstock, glue dots, ribbon, Bowdabra, wire and wand. And the best part, you can get very creative adding your special touch using these items to customize your bouquet. The possibilities are unlimited!
Let’s start by gathering all the materials needed as stated above.
Since we’re using a clear glass vase (dollar store) . . .
take a small piece of decorative cardstock or paper (metallic silver corrugated paper), measuring the height just below the container and roll up into a tube shape, cutting off excess and sealing the edges with glue dots.
Insert the tube into the glass container. This will hide the wire floral stems and add a decorative touch to the container.
After arranging the flowers in the vase, add a glue dot to the back of the foiled candy . . .
and press one into the center of all the flowers.
Next, cut a 24″ piece of Bowdabra wire, fold it in half,
and place in the Bowdabra.
Since the ribbon pattern is only on one side, we need to make a fold and twist bow. Fold the ribbon to make a loop and twist the ribbon 180 degrees and press down into the Bowdabra.
Do the same on the opposite side, so now you have a loop on each side of the Bowdabra.
Continue to create as many loops as desired . . . back and forth.
For this, I made three loops of graduated sizes on each side and used the wand to scrunch down the ribbon.
While the bow is still in the Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the bow wire through the loop at the other end. Pull the bow wire tightly while the bow is still in the Bowdabra.
Gently pull the bow out of the Bowdabra,
separating the wires and tying around the back. Fluff the bow and cut off excess wire. Attach the finished bow to the top of the vase with glue dots, adding heart shaped candy to the middle of the bow and down the front of the vase.
Since I had candy leftover, I inserted them into the vase, just outside of the tube.
A candy/flower bouquet is perfect for not only valentines but also for other holidays, birthdays, get well and thank you wishes and graduation gifts,
Have fun making some!