How to Make a Candy Bouquet With Jolly Ranchers

Things You'll Need

  • Jolly Rancher candies (20 for small bouquet, 50 for large bouquet)

  • Tiny elastic bands

  • 1/4-inch-wide Wooden dowels (4 to 10)

  • Floral foam

  • Vase

  • Floral wire

  • Ribbon

Use any type of wrapped candy to make a creative bouquet.

Make Jolly Rancher candy bouquets as creative centerpieces for any type of event. Arrange the edible bouquets in vases that coordinate with the party's color scheme; tie a length of ribbon around each vase to complete the centerpiece. You can also make small Jolly Rancher bouquets as a great edible party favor or forgo the vase and give a candy bouquet to a candy lover in place of a traditional flower bouquet on Valentine's Day.

Step 1

Count out about 50 individually wrapped Jolly Ranchers for a large bouquet. Make small bouquets from about 20 Jolly Ranchers. You can use the same flavor of Jolly Rancher for the entire bouquet or add a little bit of color and mixed flavors with different kinds.

Step 2

Wrap a tiny elastic band around one end of each candy.

Step 3

Cut 10 wooden dowels to about 6 inches in length for a large bouquet or cut 4 wooden dowels for a small bouquet. Insert the end of each dowel into the elastic of one Jolly Rancher.

Step 4

Fill a thin vase with floral foam and insert the other end of each dowel into the center of the vase. Arrange the candies so they bend downward slightly.

Step 5

Cut 20 pieces of floral wire to 5 inches in length, and 20 pieces to 4 inches in length for a large bouquet. Cut 8 pieces of floral wire to 5 inches in length, and 8 pieces to 4 inches in length for a small bouquet.

Step 6

Insert one end of each wire into the elastic on each Jolly Rancher and wrap the end around the elastic to keep the wire attached.

Step 7

Arrange the 5-inch-long wires around the central candies in the vase. Arrange the 4-inch-long wires around the longer wires to complete the candy bouquet.

Step 8

Tie a length of ribbon around the vase for decoration.