I’ve given this DIY Graduation Candy Bouquet as a gift many times, and it’s always met with excitement! These are not only fun to make, they’re fun to receive as well. Make your candy bouquet as big or small as you want it to be by following this easy tutorial.
If you buy a store bought candy bouquet, you have to remember that the majority of what you’re paying for is not the candy, but is the labor and time that went into making the bouquet itself. So you can spend $20 and get about $6-$8 worth of candy. When you make your own candy bouquet, you get to control how much and what kind of candy goes into it. So you can make a $10 candy bouquet, or you can make a $30 candy bouquet, depending on how big you want it to be.
How to make a DIY Graduation Candy Bouquet
You will need:
(3) theater box candies (preferably the same kind for all three boxes to make the design better)
(1) sheet of tissue paper
Mini graduation mylar balloon (I found mine at Walmart for $0.97)
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Make the base.
Glue the long sides of the box candy together to make a triangle base for the candy bouquet as shown. Make sure it’s connected well so it doesn’t fall apart.
Trace the shape of the inside triangle onto floral foam and use a knife to cut that out. Wedge it into the candy, and add some hot glue if it doesn’t feel snug. Push the foam all the way to the bottom so you can press the skewers into it.
Step 2: Add some filler.
I cut a single piece of tissue into 4 even pieces and folded them like I would to put in a gift bag. Glue the edges down on the inside of the candy boxes to add some nice filler to your candy bouquet and make it look more full. You could also use the transparent plastic like tissue paper for a different look.
Step 3: Add the candy.
To add your candy, simple run a line of hot glue along the back of the candy and press a bamboo skewer (with the point side down) into the glue. Let the glue dry for a few minutes before you stick the skewers into the foam. I try to put the tall candy in the back and the shorter candy in front so it is all visible. Put the mylar balloon in the very back, since it will be the biggest. To finish your DIY Graduation Candy Bouquet off, you can tie a small bow out of ribbon and glue it to a skewer stick to press in at the front of the candy bouquet. This step is optional.
Now you have all the information you need to make a DIY Graduation Candy Bouquet! Who will you give it to this year?