Sorry for the late posting of this, I totally forgot I had taken photographs for the blog! Even though this was made as a Valentines gift, it’s something you could make for an anniversary or even adapt and give for Mother’s Day or a birthday.
You will need:
- Plant pot
- Oasis/ polystyrene
- Wooden skewers
- Green washi tape/ green paint
- Tissue paper
- Sticky tape
- Lots of sweets
Firstly cut your oasis or polystyrene to size so it fits snugly in the base of your plant pot. This is where you will stick in the wooden skewers (your flower stems). Then cover over with some tissue paper and use extra so it’s hanging over the sides of the pot.
I used green washi tape to cover my wooden skewers but you could equally paint them green. Once they’ve dried it’s time to start attaching the sweets. I obviously chose candy in pink and red colours as it was a Valentines bouquet, but you can use any types you like. Multicoloured candy would look really fun in a birthday bouquet. Make sure you pick sweets that aren’t too big or heavy, as you want them to somewhat resemble flowers on their stems, and you don’t want the whole thing toppling over with too much weight. If you have little packets you can roll them around the top of the skewers to create the illusion of rose buds. Attach them all using a strong sticky tape.
Once your sweets are all secured to your stems, it’s time to arrange them to form your bouquet. It may be helpful to place the larger items at the back, or to cut down some of the stems to have the sweets sitting lower at the front. I spent a lot of time arranging and rearranging mine, but once you’re happy with the layout you can ensure the skewers are pushed firmly down into the base. If the bouquet is a little top-heavy, you can add some weight to the front by pushing small stones down inside the pot, hidden beneath the tissue paper.
I finished my bouquet off by tying some ribbon around the lid of the pot, adding a heart embellishment to the middle, and eventually wrapping the whole thing up in cellophane with ribbon!