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					Candy Bouquets: How To Make A Fun Table Decoration For Your Wedding

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Learn how to make a candy bouquet that you can use as a table decoration
at your wedding...

candy bouquet, how to make a candy bouquet

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When I first started making bouquets I was always trying to find
different things to use in place of flowers. One thing I found that is
fun and different to use is candy.

Candy bouquets make wonderful gifts and they are a great talking point at
weddings and receptions.

They are really easy to make, and the end result is always popular. This
is probably because, not only are they colorful and fun, but they're
edible as well!

You can make many different types of candy bouquets- In this article I
will show you how to make a candy bouquet in a teracotta pot, which will
look absolutely spectacular...

To make your own candy bouquet flower-pot, you will need:

- 1 Medium terracotta pot

- 1 Packet of lollipops or wrapped chocolates

- 1 Dried oasis brick

- 1 Piece of floristry wire

- 5 White roses purple centres

- 7 Purple roses

- Floristry wire and stem tape( if using chocolates)

<b>STEP 1: Cut The Oasis</b>

Using a piece of floristry wire to cut the oasis, so it will fit into the
terracotta pot. Make sure it fits in the pot firmly as you will be
pushing the lollipop sticks, flowers and leaves into it.
<b>STEP 2: Trim The Flowers</b>

The pot I am using is small so I will cut the flowers down. Cut just a
little above half way down the stem.
You do not need to wire or tape any of the flowers, just use the wire
they are already on.

Note: If you are using wrapped chocolates you will need to wire and tape

<b>STEP 3: Fan The Leaves</b>

Place your leaves around the edge of the teracotta pot. If you slightly
overlap the leaves you will get a nice fan effect which will make the
finished pot look much more realistic.

Note: You may need to use one of the cut pieces of flower stem to put
holes in the oasis for the leaves to go in.

<b>STEP 4: Insert The Roses</b>

Place one rose in the centre of the pot. Push the next rose in at an
angle near the edge of the pot, and do the same with the next rose on the
otherside of the pot. Keep doing this until all the flowers are in the

<b>STEP 5: Insert Candy and Leaves</b>

Now all you need to do to finish the candy bouquet is to fill the bouquet
in with the candy and leaves...

Place a lollipop between each flower, and keep doing this until all the
lollipops are used.

If you have any more gaps fill them in with leaves and pearlies.

<b>Step 6: Add A Ribon</b>

As a nice finishing touch to the candy bouquet flower pot, you can place
a ribbon bow around the pot. You could also paint the pot before putting
the flowers in. Even add a figure of eight bow at the front edge of the
pot if you wish.

A candy bouquet flower-pot makes a lovely table decoration for any
occasion. The good thing about this decoration is that you can just
replace the lollipops once they get eaten.

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