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.
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)
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.
Wrap a tiny elastic band around one end of each candy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tie a length of ribbon around the vase for decoration.