I stopped by our local Dollar General and grabbed a ton of candy in varying sizes and shapes. I didn't really know how I was going to set it up, so I bought a lot of candy (and didn't end up even using half of it).
I also grabbed an insulated cup from the summer clearance section (always a win) to use as the base.
At first, I thought I could use some straws I had lying around (in photo above) and hot glue the straws to the candy. Wrong! The straws weren't strong enough to hold the candy up. I started looking around my craft area (aka craft mess) and saw some popsicle sticks that Hannah and I had left over from one of our many crafting adventures. Those worked much better and held the candy upright nicely.
He loves the little butterscotch candies, so I wanted to use those as the filler to keep the candy standing upright.
I just tried to arrange the candy in a way that was pleasing to the eye. No real strategy.
I had the shredded green paper left from a basket we received at Christmas last year. Not sure what it is called - but it looked good and added some nice color and texture.
I added the little suckers to the front to give it some more 'depth'.
And that's it! Very easy and the hubby loved it! And it only cost a few dollars!
I will definitely do this again!
Anyone out there ever made a candy bouquet? If so, please share!