Soda bouquets are a quirky way of displaying unusual and unique bouquets. The top of the soda can is decorated with ribbon bows, small candy bars, artificial flowers, curly ribbons and other fun items. Use the recipient's favorite soda to give him or her the pleasure of a cold drink after the bouquet is dismantled. Any small object is acceptable in soda bouquets as long as it can be attached to floral wire. Create a soda bouquet that is perfect for any occasion is less than 30 minutes.
Things You'll Need
- Foral putty
- Modeling clay
- Soda pop can
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- clear tape
- Small candy bars
- Curly ribbon
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Cut a piece of floral putty into a circle that is 2 inches in diameter. Push the floral putty to the top of the soda can. This may be done to a full or empty can.
Roll a 1 1/2-inch ball of modeling clay. Squeeze the ball to form a round-shaped pancake that is 1-inch thick. Place the modeling clay on top of the floral putty. Push slightly to secure the modeling clay to the floral putty.
Cut 16 pieces of floral wire to six inches long. Cut 16 pieces of floral wire to four inches long. There will be a total of 32 pieces of floral wire.
Secure a small bite-size candy bar to the end of each piece of floral wire. Place the tip of the floral wire over the manufactured sealed end of the candy bar. Gather the wrapper around the end of the floral wire. Tear a piece of floral tape four inches long. Wrap the floral tape around the gathered wrapper and the floral wire. Pull gently on the floral tape while wrapping to activate the glue within the tape. Wrap the tape at an angle and cover the floral wire and candy wrapper. Repeat the process for a total of 16 candy bar wire pokes.
Note: Candy bars that do not have a manufactured end require the floral wire to be taped to the back of the candy wrapper with scotch tape. Wrap the floral wire with green floral tape to help with stability within the soda bouquet.
Cut 16 pieces of curly ribbon (ribbon this is already curled) to 2 to 4 inches long. Place a piece of floral wire half an inch up one end of the ribbon. Fold the ribbon around the floral wire. Tear a 4-inch piece of floral tape from the roll. Secure the curly ribbon to the floral wire. Pull gently on the floral tape while wrapping to activite the glue within the tape. Wrap the tape at an angle and cover the floral wire and the curly ribbon. Repeat the process for a total of 16 curly ribbons on floral wire.
Select a 6-inch candy bar poke. Push the floral wire into the center of the modeling clay so the candy bar and floral wire is standing perpendicular to the soda can. Select four more 6-inch candy bar pokes and space them 1/4 inch away from the center poke and evenly around the center poke at a 32-degree angle. Use the remaining three 6-inch candy bar pokes and place them 1/4 inch away from the second row of candy bar pokes and at a 45 degree angle. Insert the remaining eight 4-inch candy bar pokes evenly around the bottom edge of the soda bouquet, 1/4 inch from the last row.
Insert the 4- and 6-inch curly ribbon pokes in the open spots between the candy bar pokes. The curly ribbon fills the voids and gives a whimsical look to the arrangement.