Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ice Cream Sundae Candy Bouquet Gift

Well, I try and be the organized Mom, but sometimes, time gets away from me & I am left scrambling at the end. My son had a birthday party he was invited to last week. I had something specific in mind (a game actually) that I wanted to buy for the gift, but do you think for the life of me I could find it anywhere in Winona. After stopping at Walmart, Fleet Farm & Target with no luck, I called Kmart & Shopko to see if they carried it. They didn't either. So here I am at 10am on Friday with nothing & the birthday party is at 4pm.
So I got my creative brain in action. I just picked up our Halloween candy at Target which got me thinking of an idea I had seen recently.
A Candy bouquet!!!!
I know, a kid's dream....a dentist's nightmare, but I just didn't want to buy another piece of plastic. So candy bouquet it is.


Here is the skinny on how to make it!

SUPPLIES:
(Most of these items can be bought at the Dollar Tree, although other than the candy, I had all on hand)
Ice Cream Bowl
Styrofoam Ball
Mini Candy Bars (approximate 65)
2 Drinking Straws
Some curling ribbon

I started out by putting some of the candy bars in the Ice Cream Bowl (about 11).

Then I taped the Styrofoam ball to the top of the bowl.

Then just start taping the candy bars in rows. Start at the bottom & work your way up.


Once you fill up the ball add 2 straws, some decorative ribbon &
WHOLA!!!!


Enjoy!


4 comments:

  1. Such a "sweet" idea! I love it.
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  2. how did the tape hold to the ball what kind of tape

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    1. I personally use a glue gun to put it on the base. It holds much better!

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  3. Hi my name is Linda, and I love to do crafting things I'm always looking for great ideas on line I'm also a teacher and I love to make things for my parents what good ideas do you have for mother's day with candy.Please send them to my email angeledwards614@gmail.com Thank You

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