The Pin Junkie: Birthday Candy Bouquet

Birthday Candy Bouquet

birthday candy bouquet
Birthday Candy Bouquet

What do you get for someone who has everything?  How about a candy bouquet!  My friend had a birthday recently and I made her this cute candy bouquet.  I combined ideas from this pin and this pin.  Both are pinned on my food gifts board, but I usually pin gift ideas to a secret board.   Did you know Pinterest has secret boards?  If you pin something to a secret board, no one can see it but you.  It's great for keeping all your gift ideas and other things you want to keep a secret.

This candy bouquet is so easy to make!  You just need a few inexpensive materials and you can put it together in about 30 minutes. 


Materials:
a flower pot
a foam sphere
a bag of suckers (I used dum-dums)
glue gun
ribbon

Directions
1.  Cut the foam sphere in half and place it in the pot.  My foam was just a little too big to fit inside the pot so I glued it to the rim.


2.  Poke the stems of the suckers into the the foam.  I started at the very top and worked my way around and down.  Try not to reposition the suckers while you're working.  If you take the suckers out and put them back in again, they won't stay in the foam securely.

3.  Embellish with some ribbon and a bow.  I just stuck the bow on with a glue gun.  I printed the little "49 sucks" sign, cut it out, taped it to a wooden skewer, and poked it in the top of the bouquet.  Done! 

In 30 minutes you can make a really cute and unique present for less than $5.00.  Not bad!  I hope my friend doesn't mind me mentioning her age, but I can tell you that she really liked the candy bouquet!

Birthday Candy Bouquet

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41 comments:

  1. How fun! Glad to see I'm not the only one who has a secret board to pin gift ideas! I'm putting the finishing touches on one of those projects tonight as a matter of fact!

    Jenny
    My Nearly Empty Nest

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    1. Secret board are great! Too bad you can only have three. I sometimes wish Pinterest would allow you to have more.

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  2. I'm seriously going to make this for all my friends as they turn 40! So awesome.

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo

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  3. Such a super fun idea. I love it. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  4. I lovely idea for a sweet toothed friend! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I really like this idea! Thanks for Sharing

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  6. Great idea! Glad I stopped by the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and found your post! =)

    Cathi~ The Bookish Baker


    http://cathithebookishbaker.blogspot.ca/

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  7. Great idea! Glad I stopped by the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and found your post! =)

    Cathi~ The Bookish Baker


    http://cathithebookishbaker.blogspot.ca/

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  8. This is such a cute idea and no doubt would be the best present that person goT Thanks!

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  9. Your bouquet is wonderful! And so fun!

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  10. Oh...my goodness. This seriously made me LOL. I looooove this idea - and it's super cute!

    Thanks for linking up at Tell us Tuesday!

    Lauren @ muchadoaboutsomethin.com

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  11. Hi! Found this on The Project Stash Link Up Party. Very cute! I did something similar for my daughter's 1st birthday party with a candy land theme. I had a tall clear vase from the dollar store that I filled with those red and white mint hard candies, then put the Styrofoam ball on top and starting poking away with dum dum's. Mine was kind of big though so I think I used at least 150 dum dum's. I still have it. Haven't had the heart to take it apart because it looks so cute. I like your smaller version though, which is also cheaper since it's less dum dum's :) Thought I was already following you, but guess not because I just gave you a FB "like" and am also following via Pinterest.
    ~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

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    1. A candy land theme sounds so cute for a birthday! I'm sure your daughter loved it. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and following!

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  12. Love this idea! Saw it on Crafty Thursday Obsessions :)

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  13. Hi, I love this birthday bouquet, it's so clever and creative of you! I saw it on freedom fridays.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  14. This is such a cute idea!! I'm going to make this for my good friend's Birthday that's coming up! Thanks!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

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  15. This is simply adorable. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop .
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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  16. This is a truly inspired project! I am going to make one to take to the Assisted Living Center I volunteer at for the group birthday party in September. Think I'll make a minature one with 25 or so dumdums for each participant with a tag that has their actual age on it as a gag. I, sure the gang will love it.
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  17. great idea. I am totally stealing it. :D ~Major Moma

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  18. This is SO FUN! Thanks for sharing, I love this idea!

    Jenn @ wedofunhere.com

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  19. This made me smile. My hubby made me a bouquet similar to this for my recent birthday. It said, "Growing Old Sucks". I couldn't believe he made it himself. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. I LOVE this idea. I wish I knew someone whose birthday was coming up soon...

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  21. I have a son completely obsessed with Lollipops! I had to come over and tell you how cute this is!:) Saw this at Mostly Homemade!

    Hope you make it back of to Super Sunday this week :)

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  22. Love this gift idea! Pinning from Diana's Pin party!

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  23. That is hilarious!! And super cute. I think I'm going to have to make myself a "36 sucks" bouquet this year. Thanks for linking up to Moonlight & Mason Jars, and for following us to Wednesdays!! We appreciate your support!

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  24. It's so flippin' cute! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-64.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Kathryn!

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  25. great idea. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  26. I think this is hysterical! I'm featuring you as one of my Home{work} Wednesday favorites!

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  27. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring this cute and inexpensive gift idea tomorrow on Made in a Day! Congrats!
    Kim

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  28. These are great! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Follow Along. We will be featuring this on Friday so stop by again! www.leahinspired.com

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