When I first started making bouquets I was always trying to find different things to use in place of flowers. One thing I found that is fun and different to use is candy.
Candy bouquets make wonderful gifts, and they are a great talking point at weddings and receptions.
They are really easy to make, and the end result is always popular. This is probably because, not only are they colorful and fun, but they’re edible as well!
You can make many different types of candy bouquets- In this article I will show you how to make a candy bouquet in a terracotta pot, which will look absolutely spectacular…
To make your own candy bouquet flower-pot, you will need:
– 1 Medium terracotta pot
– 1 Packet of lollipops or wrapped chocolates
– 1 Dried oasis brick
– 1 Piece of floristry wire
– 5 White roses with purple centers
– 7 Purple roses
– Floristry wire and stem tape(if using chocolates)
Using a piece of floristry wire to cut the oasis, so it will fit into the terracotta pot. Make sure it fits in the pot firmly as you will be pushing the lollipop sticks, flowers, and leaves into it.
The pot I am using is small, so I will cut the flowers down. Cut just a little above halfway down the stem.
You do not need to wire or tape any of the flowers, just use the wire they are already on.
Place your leaves around the edge of the terracotta pot. If you slightly overlap the leaves you will get a nice fan effect which will make the finished pot look much more realistic.
Place one rose in the center of the pot. Push the next rose in at an angle near the edge of the pot, and do the same with the next rose on the other side of the pot. Keep doing this until all the flowers are in the pot.
Now all you need to do to finish the candy bouquet is to fill the bouquet in with the candy and leaves…
Place a lollipop between each flower, and keep doing this until all the lollipops are used.
If you have any more gaps fill them in with leaves and pearlies.
As a nice finishing touch to the candy bouquet flower pot, you can place a ribbon bow around the pot. You could also paint the pot before putting the flowers in. Even add a figure of eight bow at the front edge of the pot if you wish.
A candy bouquet flower-pot makes a lovely table decoration for any occasion. The good thing about this decoration is that you can just replace the lollipops once they get eaten.