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DIY Halloween Candy Bouquet

This holiday, like Christmas and Easter, is a great excuse to get your kids back into crafts. After all, you want to make some beautiful homemade Halloween decorations, right? There is nothing better than seeing your child smile with pleasure at their own achievement when they look at something wonderful that they have created, and we have some great Halloween activities for kids that will really brighten their eyes, and keep them busy.

Halloween table decorations are a wonderful way to showcase your child's talent, and that is why we have put together this candy bouquet tutorial. Learning how to make Halloween decorations is not difficult, and children of all ages can get involved. You can even create two or three if each child wants to make their own. Just by following these simple instructions your child can proudly present you with an edible craft that looks almost as good as it tastes! Candy bouquets also make cool gifts. See more spooky & fun Halloween food ideas

Homemade Halloween decorations - candy centerpiece

You will need:

  • a themed container
  • themed candy
  • tissue paper in Halloween colors or designs
  • floral foam
  • curling ribbon
  • bamboo skewers or stem wire (16 or 18 gauge)
  • themed garland
  • hot glue gun with glue sticks (use a low-temperature glue gun)
  • floral pins
  • floral tape
  • tools (scissors and wire cutters)

I bought most of these materials at Wal-Mart.

Halloween gift ideas - Step 1. Prepare a themed container (it may be a cup, a pumpkin, a box) and floral foam.

Halloween sweet bouquet gift - step 1

Step 2. Cut the foam to the appropriate size so it fits snugly into the container. The foam should be about an inch lower than the rim of the container.

Note: If you use a lightweight container, you may need to add weight to the bottom of the container to stabilize it. For example, you can put rocks in the bottom of the container.

Place a piece of floral foam into your container

Step 3. Take Halloween garland that goes well with your container. Cut a piece of the garland and secure it to the floral foam using floral pins. You can use more or less garland depending on how you visualize your arrangement.

Cover the foam with garland

Step 4. If you wish, you can use silk flowers in your bouquet. I love using silk flowers in my arrangements, so I put 3 black roses into the container.

Insert three black roses

Step 5. It'’s time to make “candy flowers” for your centerpiece. You can use themed or standard candy that goes well with your container (sweets with orange, black, and purple wrappers…).

a) Prepare the sweets you want to use in your bouquet, the bamboo skewers or stem wire, and floral tape or hot glue. If you use sweets that have wrappers with “tails” or loose ends, just attach them to the skewers/stem wire with floral tape. If you use pieces without “tails”, like in my case, just hot glue a skewer to the back of the piece.

Edible Halloween decorations - step 5a

b) Cover the stems of most of the tasty flowers with black garland. Secure one end of the garland to the stick right beneath the candy piece with a dab of hot glue and wrap the garland around the stick, securing the other end with a little bit of hot glue. After wrapping the stick with the garland, you can also tie curling ribbon around the stick.

Decorate a couple of the flowers with curling ribbon. If the curling ribbon slides down the stick, you may secure it with a dab of hot glue or a glue dot.

How to make Halloween decorations - step 5b

c) Arrange the candy flowers you made in your container the way that pleases you.

Front View of the Halloween Candy Bouquet DIY

Halloween gift ideas - DIY Candy Bouquet

d) If you want your centerpiece to look good from the back, put some sweets in the back of the bouquet so that they face the back of the arrangement.

Back View

DIY Halloween candy bouquet table decoration

"If you want to learn how to make candy bouquets either to start your own business or to make amazing memorable gifts for any occasion, check out my valuable “illustrated” step-by-step guides "How to make beautiful candy bouquets for fun and profit" and "Sweet bouquet designs"".

Lana Glass
Founder of the Site "Incredible Edible Crafts"


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