How to Make a Candy Bouquet for a Dance Recital

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A candy bouquet is a lovely surprise to present to a young dancer at a recital. Children love receiving bouquets after performing, and they will be in for a treat when they discover that this bouquet is made of their favorite candy. Candy bouquets are easy to assemble and can be made in large quantities to sell at a dance recital.

Things You'll Need

  • Wrapped candy
  • Wooden skewers
  • Artificial leaves
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Attach wrapped candy to wooden skewers by applying a small dot of hot glue onto the back of the candy wrappers and holding in place to set the glue. The candy will serve as the blossom of the flower.

  • Attach artificial leaves to either side of the skewer just below the candy using a dab of hot glue at the base of the leaf, then holding in place to set.

  • Tie ribbon around the skewer below the leaves in a large bow.

  • Repeat steps 1 to 3 to create as many candy flowers as you desire.

  • Gather individual candy flowers together into a bunch. Arrange so that leaves and ribbons stick out over the top to give the bouquet a more textured look.

  • Tie ribbon around the entire bouquet to hold it together. Use the same ribbon as you tied around the individual flowers, wrapping three times around two inches below the candy blossom. Tie in a double knot to secure and then tie a large bow as a finishing touch.

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