Thursday, November 13, 2014

Personalized Touches: Candy Bouquet

Details with a personalized touch make a wedding more your own. Creating a bouquet out of candy is a fun detail for flower girls or even a sweet, whimsical bride. And since these bouquets can be created in any color combination, they will always match your style and decor.

Materials Needed:4" Styrofoam ball (Michaels or craft store)Dum Dum lollipops - you'll need about 120 (grocery store or online)Ribbon - about 18" of ribbon to create the loop to hold the bouquet (craft store or online)Hot Glue GunToothpick(optional) paper flowers, crystals, bows to embellish the bouquet To create the bouquet, you'll work in 4 sections. First insert the lollipops in a line around the middle of the Styrofoam ball. The lollipops should sit securely in the Styrofoam. To make them more secure, you can place a little hot glue on the end of each lollipop stick before inserting it into the Styrofoam.  Next insert a second line of lollipops perpendicular to the first line to create four equal sections on the ball. Then you continue to insert lollipops in each section of the Styrofoam until the ball is completely covered.  Take the ribbon and fold it in half. Glue both loose ends to the top of a a toothpick with the hot glue. Then place hot glue on the toothpick and insert it into the candy bouquet. The candy bouquet can be embellished with paper flowers, bows, or crystals to match your colors and decor.

Photos by Ian Grant
Submitted from our guest blogger-Kristin of Stephanie Rose Events, Fine Wedding Planning & Design, 858-461-8423. We appreciate the contribution to our San Diego Style Weddings Blog. Follow us for her weekly new craft or insight on ways to personalize your wedding!