How to Make a Sweet Bouquet

January 27, 2021

Everyone loves something sweet from time to time. From candy classics through to delectable chocolates, these yummy treats can bring a smile to anyone's face, and unsurprisingly they are one of the most popular gifts to give loved ones. Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter, Christmas, birthdays and everything in between, sweets and chocolate make a failsafe present.

However, why not give your goodie filled gift the extra wow factor by creating your very own, personalised sweet bouquet, chock-full of the recipient's favourite treats.

Why Choose a Sweet Bouquet over Boxes, Jars or Tins

Sweet bouquets certainly offer something a little more eye-catching than the standard box of chocolates, biscuit tin or sweetie jar. You can make them as big or small as you like, make them personal with unique candy combinations or theme them for the perfect sweet surprise. By making your own sweet bouquet, you'll discover endless opportunities to create something completely bespoke for any special occasion or anniversary.

So, where do you start?

In this blog, we'll cover the basics on how to make a sweet bouquet, what materials you need and how to structure your sweet bouquet - what goodies, treats and sweets you fill it with is completely up to you!

 

Materials Needed to Make Your Sweet Bouquet

  • A gift bag - we recommend using a cardboard bouquet presentation box (you can find these on online stores)
  • Wooden skewers (be careful they're sharp so make sure you supervise any children)
  • A polystyrene cube or a foam block (you can recycle some old packaging for this making the gift sustainable as well!)
  • Strong adhesive tape
  • Tissue paper
  • Various chocolate bars, sweets and lolly pops
  • Ribbon to tie a bow around the finished product

How to Make a Your Sweet Bouquet Step By Step

Step one

Carefully place the polystyrene cube or a foam block into the base of your gift bag. Trim the cube if you need to ensure it fits really snug to avoid it moving around in the bag. You may also want to pack some extra tissue paper around the edges if its not fitting tightly enough.

Step two

Start sticking your chocolate bars and sweets to the wooden skewers. Do not unwrap the chocolate or sweets - you want to stick the skewers onto the wrapping and not the chocolate / sweet itself.

We recommend using transparent adhesive tape, and fixing the chocolate bar / sweet at the very bottom, so you can't see where its been stuck to the skewer when the sweet bouquet is fully assembled.

We suggest that you use different height skewers to give the sweet bouquet different dimensions.

Step three

Once the sweets and chocolates are all attached to the skewers, its time to assemble the bouquet. Start layering the sticks into the foam block one by one, building the effect of the bouquet as you go.

Step four

If you're happy with the layout of the skewers, give the sweet bouquet one final flourish by wrapping it in tissue paper or wrapping paper. Complete the look by tying a big bow round the centre using some colourful ribbon.

Et voilia!

There you have it, the perfect gift for a range of different celebrations.

Don't forget to check out our range of sweet bouquets.



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