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Candy Crafts: Bubble Gum Bouquet

Posted by Lana G. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Lana G.'s 2 projects »
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  • How to make a candy tree. Bubble Gum Bouquet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a flowerpot. It can be any flowerpot you like. I chose a yellow and blue ceramic flowerpot (5.5” in diameter), because it goes well with the yellow and blue wrappers of the bubble gum pieces.

  • How to make a candy tree. Bubble Gum Bouquet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the floral foam to the proper size so it will fit tightly in the flowerpot. Cut a piece of blue cellophane, and then put the piece of floral foam in the middle of this cellophane piece. Gather the cellophane up around the foam and insert it in the pot. The foam should be about 1” lower than the edge of the pot.

  • How to make a candy tree. Bubble Gum Bouquet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cover the foam with blue plastic decorative grass or shredded blue paper

  • How to make a candy tree. Bubble Gum Bouquet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make several bubble gum flowers.

    a) Take stem wire (16 or 18 ga) or bamboo skeweres, Dubble Bubble gum pieces, floral tape, scissors, and wire cutters.

  • How to make a candy tree. Bubble Gum Bouquet - Step 5
    Step 5

    b) Join 3 bubble gum pieces to each stem using green floral tape. First join a piece of candy to the end of the wire/bamboo skewer. One or two inches down the wire or skewer attach the second piece of candy. Go down another one or two inches and attach the third piece of candy on the opposite end of the second one.

    If you use a bamboo skewer, wrap the rest of the skewer with floral tape so it is completely green. With green stem wire it is not necessary.

    I made 10 bubble gum flowers. Three of them are taller than the others; they will be placed at the back of the bouquet.

  • How to make a candy tree. Bubble Gum Bouquet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wrap the bubble gum flowers in cellophane.

    a) Cut a square piece of polka dot cellophane. In my case I used 7” x 7” pieces.

    b) Carefully poke the bubble gum stem through the center of a cellophane piece, or fold the cellophane square in half and fold it in half again across the first fold and cut the tip off the corner. You will end up with a small hole in the center of your unfolded cellophane piece.

  • How to make a candy tree. Bubble Gum Bouquet - Step 7
    Step 7

    c) Pull the cellophane into a cone shape it should be just beneath the bubble gum pieces and tie it with a piece of yellow curling ribbon. Fluff the cellophane out.

    Decorate all of the bubble gum flowers this way.

  • How to make a candy tree. Bubble Gum Bouquet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Insert the bubble gum flowers into the pot. The tallest flowers go in the back. Arrange the flowers in a way you find attractive.

  • How to make a candy tree. Bubble Gum Bouquet - Step 9
    Step 9

    You may want to add additional pieces of blue cellophane into the arrangement (in the back, in the middle, etc.) to create a fuller bouquet using floral picks.

    Take cellophane and cut rectangular pieces. Take one of the rectangles and loosely fold it in half the short way and then in half the long way. Take a green floral pick, put about 1/2" of the closed corner of the cello piece against the blunt end of the pick, and wrap the wire tightly around it. Fluff the cellophane out. Now the cello or tissue paper piece is ready to be inserted into the floral foam.

    Your bubble gum bouquet is ready!

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Scrabulous Mcfee
Scrabulous Mcfee · Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA · 1 project
Looks so yummy! I'm going to try this, awesome Idea!!
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grace k.
grace k. · Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty, NZ · 8 projects
coooooooool and yum!!!!!!!!!!!
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Lovette'sz-xoxo
Lovette'sz-xoxo · 15 projects
woooww
soo PRETTTY.
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Ponder
Ponder · San Diego, California, US · 6 projects
this is awesome!
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RAWRZ
RAWRZ · Detroit, Michigan, US · 20 projects
Pretty I might do this for a friend of mine :3
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Rhibi
Rhibi · Ghan, Northern Territory, AU · 27 projects
This is great. I've seen candy bouquets here for sale and wanted to get them. Now I can make them Happy
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Shaydee313
Shaydee313 · Canterbury, England, GB · 13 projects
hehe brilliant..I wanna make that Happy
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Alyssa :)
Alyssa :) · 24 projects
Thats a really good idea. You should submitt it to a magazineHappy
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CRYSTAL HY
CRYSTAL HY · 2 projects
I will try this!
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___Jasmine
___Jasmine
This is adorable. I might try it out
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