It was super easy to make and I will probably do this every year now for my daughters instead of flowers. Using the same techniques, I made two Candy Flower arrangements for gifts recently. Here is how I made mine.
Candy bars (I used mini size for the arrangement, but regular size for the bouquet)
Bag of small candy (like M&M's or Reese Pieces)
Plastic packaging tape
Ribbon, plastic wrap (optional)
Any other embellishments you like (I got some butterflies and grass)
I started by making a simple flower pattern, tracing it on card stock and cutting out the flowers, 3 for each arrangement.
Next, I cut the foam to fit inside the containers and covered it with foil. Then I put a loop of packaging tape on the bottom and put it in the container. You can also glue it to the bottom, but I wanted the recipients to be able to pull it out and re-purpose the containers, so I just taped mine.
Next, I cut the dowels to various lengths. Using packaging tape, I taped the dowels to the card stock flowers. I taped York Peppermint patties to the center of each flower. Then I just poked the dowel into the floral foam.
Then I just taped additional candy bars to the dowels of various sizes and continued arranging. I also added some grass and the butterfly.
Finally, I wrapped the base with plastic and tied a bow...all done!!
Here's the other one I made....
Every time I give one of these, the recipient LOVES it! I think they turn out so cute (and delicious)! I think these would make a great Mother's Day gift, too.