We all love finding inspiration on Pinterest, and that is exactly where I was inspired to create my newest project: A delicious DIY Candy Bar Bouquet! Through Pinterest I saw this Father’s Day Bouquet that used boxes of candy for a vase, but in my mind, a flower pot sounded much easier and I thought I could customize it a bit more this way.  I also chose to dress my candy bars up a bit for a more festive feel.
DIY Candy Bar Bouquet - Creative Gift Idea

How to Make a Candy Bouquet


Flower pot
8 Candy Bars
Patterned Papers
Confetti Paper
Ribbon Bow
Paper Cutter
Hot Glue Gun

I found all of my supplies (minus the glue gun, scissors, and paper cutter) at the Dollar Store and spent a total of just $8! We love a good Dollar Store Gift Idea!

Place the styrofoam into the flower pot.  I found a round piece of styrofoam at the Dollar Store and it tt was a tad too big for the flower pot. I gently squeezed and rolled it with some pressure until it fit snugly just below the rim. This will help keep your candy bars secure and upright in the bouquet.

Next, it’s time to prepare the candy bars.  Using a glue gun, add some glue to the top 3-4″ of a skewer.  Stick the skewer to the back of one of the candy bars.

Grab a candy bar and use it as a template to determine the size of the paper wrappers. Once you have the measurement, use your paper cutter or scissors to cut out the paper to create the wrapper. Repeat for each candy bar.

To apply the candy bar wrapper that you just made, add a line of glue along the edge of the short side of the paper and glue it to the back of the candy bar. Fold the wrapper around the candy bar, find where you want it to end, and trim the excess paper. Add another line of glue and firmly press it down, creating a sleeve for the candy bar.  Repeat this process for the next seven bars.

Since my pot was on the shorter side, I needed to create some variation in the candy bar heights for a more visually appealing bouquet. The solution? Simply cut a few of the skewers to different lengths. This prevents the candy bars from all bunching at the bottom of the pot and creates a more layered effect.

Arranging the Candy Bouquet

Now for the fun part – assembling your candy masterpiece! Carefully push the candy bars on skewers into the styrofoam base. Aim for a depth that keeps them secure and upright. The uncut skewers can be pushed all the way down to the bottom of the pot for stability. As you add each candy bar, play with the placement for a visually pleasing arrangement.


The next step is optional but really adds to the appearance of the candy bar bouquet! Using scrapbook embellishments, add them to the front of the candy bars.

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Add confetti paper to the pot, making sure to cover the styrofoam completely.  I also added a line of glue along the lip of the pot and adhered the paper every so often to keep it in place.  Lastly place a ribbon bow on the front.

And the back:

Are you wondering who this yummy gift is for?  My kids daycare helper is leaving to go back to college this week and we decided we needed to send her away with delicious thank you!

My last step was to add a little tag to let her know that she will be missed.  The kids all signed the back of the tag.

Easy to make Dollar Store Gift Idea for under $10!