This Valentine candy 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.
Valentine Candy Bouquet
- Gather your materials. You will need some white cardstock ( 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 cardstock.
- 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 instead of a Valentine candy bouquet. It would be a cute gift to a teacher. I know when I was teaching I was forever running out of pencils.
This is really super cute and simple. Maybe we’ll make one for our best friend 🙂
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Just found your phenomenal site! Thanks for your great ideas — my daughters are going to love to make and give the lollipop flower bouquets!
Cute idea! Your little boy looks very intent and serious about his work! 🙂
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Yes he gets very serious- often when I am taking pictures I say silly things to him to try to get him to look happier. He get’s that focus from his dad. You’d never guess just how goofy he is from the pictures.
Glad it’s a hit- I was really excited with the end result it’s on our mantle far away from little hands and will be given to a neighbor soon!
Heather - Dollar Store Crafts says
Cute! And I like the non-candy suggestion, too!
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Your Valentine and Winter activities are sooooo cool – simple & beautiful. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Ann W. says
Very cute and very creative!
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Love it! I think we might use play-doh to mount the suckers. Last year you did a craft with candy hearts, I couldn’t find it under holiday – could you repost? I found my years-old stash and could use an idea that doesn’t involve eating them 🙂 .
We made candy heart bark : https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2009/02/sweet-stuff.html is that what you mean?
That looks fun. I thought there was a color activity with the conversation hearts… no matter 🙂 . I can make one.
We did the flower craft but didn’t have foam or long-stem suckers. We used regular dumdums (Halloween? maybe), poked them through the flowers and then into a red straw. then just put the collection of straws in the tissue-paper-and-cotton-ball-lined vase. They don’t stand up straight but they’re cute and my 3y/o was smelling them all evening 🙂 .
This is what you were thinking of- from Ramblings of A Crazy Woman, I featured it!
This is one of the best Valentine’s crafts I have ever seen! I love it!
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Love this! We are going to have our first MOMS meeting at church on Feb. 1st. I am on the leadership team for this group. I will definitely being sharing this great craft. Our Moms will love it!
Going to post on my blog as well!
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Looks so simple and cute! Love the idea as a gift for teachers. I’ll use the idea this year.
Thanks, yup, that was the one 🙂 .
Deborah Stewart says
This is too cute!
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