DIY Candy Flowers

Here’s a sweet little alternative to giving fresh flowers. Great for Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Days, party favors, etc.

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Materials used:

  • Sticks (I used disposable chopsticks from past takeout and kabob skewers)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Flower petals (I used a combination of fabric and paper. The fabric flowers came from artificial flowers that I took apart and the paper flower petals came in a pack)
  • Ribbon
  • Felt
  • Jar – Recycled food jar that I removed the label from. For more ideas on what to use old jars for checkout this past post.
  • Paper shreds
  • Mini chalkboard sign – $1 from Target
  • Dove chocolate – $4 (used less than 1/2 a bag

Total cost: Roughly $3 (everything else I already had handy from past projects)

It’s pretty straight forward but here are some simple steps on how to make them:

  1. Cut a felt circle and glue it to the pointy end of the stick.

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2. Glue flower petals one at a time.

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3. I used the hot glue gun to stick the chocolate on but waited until it cooled a bit so it didn’t melt the chocolate.

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4. Tie ribbon and tuck behind flower.

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Great to give individually or as a bouquet.

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5. Fill your jar with paper shreds (tissue, stones or any other fun filler)

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6. Cover the top of the jar with ribbon or string. I hot glued this string on.

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Add a message to your chalkboard and you’re done!

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Hope this inspires you to make something fun, use what you have, and make someone’s day.

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