Today we're showing you how to build a candy bouquet! You can find the tissue paper, wrap and ribbons you need to make this at Creative Packaging
, so come on in today!
1. To build the container, you'll need the following materials: Spare cardboard, hot glue gun, a sharp knife, scissors, packing tape and a ruler. For the cardboard, use a piece that is high enough to support the candy canes without being seen in the finished product.
2. Trace anything you can find to make a piece in the shape of a circle that will be needed to make the base. Keep in mind that this piece will determine the size of the cylinder. If using thinner cardboard make two circles and glue them together.
3. On the rectangle piece of cardboard use the knife and ruler to cut part way through the cardboard. Make a cut from the top to the bottom about every ¼ inch. Make cuts until the entire piece is scored. Try making a cylinder shape to see if any cuts should be made or fixed.
4. Using the hot glue, attach the base to one edge of the rectangle on the side that was not cut. Slowly add glue and roll the circle over. Go slowly so that the glue has time to set. At the end, use glue to attach both sides of the rectangle to one another. If there is a lot of cardboard left over simply cut it off in order to minimize the bump caused by overlapping.
5. This step involves using the glue and tape to create your own double sided tape. Cut off a long piece of tape and stick it close by on the edge of a table so that it hangs down.
Make a wave of hot glue around the bottom of the container. Take the loose end of the tape and stick it to the glue. Stick the non-stick side of the tape to the glue so the sticky side faces out.
Spin the container so that the tape becomes glued to it. Repeat this step two more times (at the bottom, the middle and the top of your container)
6. After that, you are ready to start sticking on candy canes. For this part the strings were left on which was a pain to help pull them away from the candy canes while sticking them on to prevent them from sticking to your tape. It does not matter where this process is started. Make them as straight as possible and stick them side by side. Add tissue inside, it helps to keep the strings from the canes down and for placing the candy flowers.
Wrap a ribbon around the middle of the candy canes. The final product of the base should look like this:
To create the candy flowers cut at least 12 inches of wrap off the roll.
1. Fold this piece in half and cut it. Then fold it in half and cut it again. There should be four square-ish pieces of wrap.
2. Using two pieces, set them one on top of the other with staggered edges. Cut a hole in the middle.
3. Place a candy (with the entire string piece removed, plastic and all) into the whole and bring the wrap up around the candy.
4. Use ribbon to tie the wrap around the candy. A good place for this is the > < shape between the candy body and the ‘wrapper’ end.
5. Using a skewer, place the candy on the blunt end and poke the pointed end into the bundled up tissue paper. For this part, have fun and make beautiful flowers. For ours we used the cavanagh red and the green damask. Then filled in the bottom with forest green tissue paper to help push up the flowers and hide the sticks they were held on.
Here's your finished candy bouquet!
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