Valentine’s Day is almost here!! I’m one of those who wonder around the store forever looking at things to get the husband. Something besides a sappy card. Coffee mugs?! He has a gazillion.
T-shirt?! Have you SEEN our closet?! Like he needs more clothes, pfft. A gift card? Too impersonal, especially for V-day. I shoud pay him back for the year he bought me a dust buster for Valentine’s Day (true story!) but I love his guts out so I won’t do that to him.
He’s a snacker so I thought it’d be fun to put together a Valentine Candy Bouquet. Well, it’s more of a candy/snacky bouquet but you get the drift. Everything he loves, and since I love him…he’ll love ME for buying him everything he loves. Love, love, love!
I made a quick trip to the Dollar General before picking little man up from school. My intention was to quickly grab a few things, but then that turned into an oooh and aaaaah fest over in the housewares aisle, I got side-tracked and almost didn’t make it to the school in time but I made it. Got home, then realized…
I Forgot to buy a basket to put his candy bouquet in. Ugh.
Soooo….what’s a girl to do? Take an Easter basket and cover it with girly pink heart-shaped sticky notes! Well, that’s what I did.
Once I got home, I ransacked the house looking for something to put his stuff in. I found my son’s Easter Basket which was red (oh, thank goodness!) but it had baseballs all over the rim of it. I had NO pink or red ribbon to cover it but I got creative and stuck these heart shaped sticky notes all around the edge with tape. I never claimed to be Martha Stewart! 🙂
Ohh AND I couldn’t find any skewers or popsicle sticks at the Dollar store so I grabbed a pack of cute Valentine’s Day pencils. I figured that would work! There’s one attached to a mini box of Russel Stover candy. 🙂
Okay, now that I’ve given you all the details of my morning – and I’m apparently a pro at doing the best with what I have – let’s get to it.
How to make a DIY Candy Bouquet
- Any basket (or a cute bucket) will work…you can even spray paint an old one if you need to.
- Add styrofoam to the inside…this is what you’ll stick the skewers or popsicle sticks (or pencils) into. My piece of styrofoam filled the basket a little over half way. Since I was using pencils vs. long skewers, I knew I had to have more height.
- Glue or tape a skewer or popsicle stick to each item, leaving enough room so that the food will show above the basket edge. Like you would with a flower bouquet, you’ll start out shorter in front and taller towards the back.
- Just keep adding and layering until you’ve A. ran out of space or B. used everything you have.
- If all else fails or you don’t trust your own skills, you can always buy an already made Candy Bouquet on Amazon.
Here are a few shots of his cute lil’ candy bouquet!
I know he’ll love it and I hope he doesn’t see this post before he gets it….eeeeeeeep!!