This bouquet won’t wilt after a week , if it lasts that long! The idea of a candy bouquet isn’t new but when I was at the dollar store I wanted to see if I could make it with stuff I found there for a fun and frugal centerpiece . The total cost was $4 ! Not bad. For a simpler Valentine’s Day craft, just make the candy flowers and hand them out to friends.
- Gather your materials. You will need some white card stock ( we used paper plates), Valentine’s themed lollipops, a glass vase, florist foam, some red tissue paper, heart stickers ( or self adhesive foam hearts) , red and pink crayons , a marker and scissors.
- Draw some outlines of flowers on your card stock.
- Have your favorite little one color them for you. I should have taken a video, he was narrating to “other kids mommies” how to do this step.
- While they do that cover the florist foam with red tissue paper and pop in the vase. I just tucked it in , didn’t even tape it.
- Cut the flowers out.
- Poke holes in the middle of the flowers.
- Thread the lollipop through. Ours have twist ties on them and I used them to hold the flower in place.
- Pop the lollipops in the foam.
- Add stickers to the vase.
A healthier twist: If you don’t want candy you can do this craft with Valentine themed pencils. It would be a cute gift to a teacher , I know when I was teaching I was forever running out of pencils.