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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Last Minute Valentine's Day Bouquet of Candy Gift and Printable

Are you still looking for that perfect last minute Valentine's Day gift to say I love you?  You can't go wrong when it includes chocolate, or at least with my husband and children.  This is a super quick and easy gift that can be made in no time at all.  The one in this post is for my husband.  Hershey's are his all-time favorite.  Plus, I was able to use some more of my Dollar Tree goodies.  
The milk glass vase is one of my cherished pieces that belonged to grandmother.  Another gift idea would be to use a special vase as part of the gift with the candy. 
I still have to get busy tonight and finish the one for my son.  He loves Reese's, so he is getting a clear vase filled with miniature Reese's and then the large Reese's at the top like the one below.  

Valentine's Day Bouquet of Candy

The best thing about this project is that it can be used for any occasion!  

Here's what you will need for this project:
a vase
 floral foam
floral wire
wire cutter
tissue paper
candy bars 
hearts or decorations

Valentine's Day Bouquet of Candy tutorial, gift

First, cut the foam to fit the vase. 

Valentine's Day gift Bouquet of Candy tutorial

Tape the skewers to the back of the candy bars.

Randomly place the candy bars in the vase.

Valentine's Day gift Bouquet of Candy tutorial

Cut the tissue paper into large squares, fold in half, and gather at the base, and wrap the floral wire around the end piece.  I used different squares, and made the squares larger at the back to fill in the middle.

Valentine's Day gift Bouquet of Candy tutorial

 Just keep wrapping and filling until you have covered the entire piece of foam.  Now you are ready to add the little extra Valentine touches.

Valentine's Day gift Bouquet of Candy tutorial

Here it is before I added the little heart balloon.  I taped the hearts on floral wire and placed them in the vase.  I decided against a bow, so I just used the love sticker to add the ribbon.  

We will be celebrating our anniversary at the end of this month.  I wanted to get married on Valentine's Day, but my husband wanted us to have our own special day.  So, now I have to come up with 2 gifts every February!  I made this printable using PicMonkey to give him on our anniversary.  We are huge Lionel Richie fans, and this just seemed perfect for the occasion.  It sums up my wonderfully,  blessed marriage.   :)

Love Two Hearts that Beat as One Valentine's Day printable,
Happy Valentine's Day to you all!!  



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Kay San Nicolas @ Gallery Fifty Eight said...

Happy Valentines Day Kathy. The arrangement is bright and lively. I love Lionel too.

Unknown said...

How lovely, that would make a nice gift for anyone. I am stopping by from the blog hop! Find me at fitandbeyond40.com

Ana Love Craft said...

How sweet project!!!
Have a fabulous Valentine's Day!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Unknown said...

Kathy, all your creations are so beautiful! you give me inspiration with your projects. Thanks for following my blog, now I'm following you here. You have a beautiful blog!
Marisa from

Anonymous said...

Oh, boy would my grandkids love this one! It's adorable....Happy Valentine's Day!

Bohemian Babushka said...

Here from the blog hop and loving this post!! Into my fav DIY folder it went; can't wait to see what else you share. BB2U

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Such a cute idea! =)

Happy Valentines Day!

Life at Still Woods said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Great idea. My hubbie would love this! I am sharing vintage Valentine's Day cards today. Stop by for a visit!
Many blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

One More Time Events said...

So Cute Kathy! I wil have to remember this one for next year!

Ochi Bernadas said...

Hey, I'm a new follower! Found you at the GYFBH! I totally dig your blog layout, so simple and pretty!

I'd love it if you can follow me back :)


Crafts a la Mode said...

This is so sweet, Kathy! Love your stuff! Linda

Anne said...

What a cute idea!Even as a birthday gift too!
Hope you had a wonderful Valentines day!

Unknown said...

Your post has been used as an example in my article, "How to Make Gift Baskets Like a Pro"

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Super fun and cute! I've seen these around...but had no idea how they wee made. I'm pinning the tutorial for the future. Thanks sooo much, Kathy!!
Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

Great idea, Kathy! I gave my hubby a "manly" bouquet, but yours is much prettier!

Andrea @ This Pug Life said...

I made one of these last year for my BF for Valentine's Day, but I filled my (clear) vase with M&Ms. The weight of the candy kept making my sticks spin around the wrong direction. It seems that the foam is the key!

Miss Kitty said...

Very cute, Kathy! Thanks for sharing how you made this. I saw your post over at Coastal Charm. Happy Anniversary!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Kathy, I'm thrilled to let you know that I've nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award!! You can check out the post where I nominated you, linking to your fabulous blog, at: http://chattingoverchocolate.blogspot.com/2013/02/receiving-and-bestowing-honor-of.html ...Congrats! Have a terrific night!! :)


Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Great idea for any special occasion! So pretty too! Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


Tina said...

Ok I'm just a little late commenting.

I sure do wish I would have seen this earlier, I could have made one for my grandsons teacher. This is such a cute idea.

Unknown said...

New to the hop! Thanks for the link-up. I've put your button on my pinterest page.