Monday, June 10, 2019

Ten on the 10th...A 4th July Candy Bouquet....







I gathered some items from my 4th of July stash and pulled out a variety of sizes of wooden skewers.  


I shoved an old used piece of styrofoam into the mug (Dollar Store has these):


I bought 5 different bags of "red and blue" candy at Dollar Tree:


I used scotch tape to adhere the candies onto the skewers:


I added some "star garland" for a little glitz and a few flags:


It's all ready to be picked apart and enjoyed!


I make this every 4th of July and a few lessons I have learned throughout the years:  

If you are going to place this outside during a picnic, do NOT use any chocolate!
Collect the skewers from all grown men immediately - I am sure you can guess why!
Have a back-up bag for children- - there is always one who wants another lollipop when the bouquet is empty!
Do not make it too top heavy - chose a sand pail, or wide bowl if you plan on using a lot of candy.


This is also cute at Christmas and Halloween if you are having a party with children!


Total cost:
$5 candy
$1 mug
Asst supplies on hand!

An inexpensive gift to bring to a party, a perfect centerpiece for the 4th, keep on your kitchen counter for the kiddies or bring to a BBQ!



Stop by the other participants to see what they have created for the 4th for under $10:











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13 comments:

  1. What a great way to decorate for the holiday! Nothing better than edible decor and I love the skewers tip. Boys will be boys no matter how old they are! Ha!!

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  2. Patti I love this idea. So cute and colorful. It would make a great centerpiece! You always have the best ideas!

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  3. That is gorgeous! I love it!

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  4. What a fantastic candy bouquet! I can think of several holidays to use one of these. And I can use my Washi tape for it! Woo hoo. Thanks for the great idea!

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  5. How neat is this!! I love how you made the candy arrangement. It looks super cute on your tray.

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  6. Patti, this is so creative! I love it! I've always thought the candy bouquets were so cool but have never made one! This is great and is perfect 4th of July decor...you can put this anywhere. I may be giving this a try! Hugs!

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  7. Patti, I love fun bouquets for parties and especially for kids! Yours is really special and I love all it's sparkle!!! Yes, I can see grown men becoming Jedi and poking each other... ;) Then the kids will do it and someone gets hurt, Lol!!! ;) Pinned to several boards as I need to remember how to make this.

    Happy summer to you,
    Barb :)

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  8. What a wonderful idea for a party or as a hostess gift! I will keep this one in mind for future reference.

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  9. What a great idea. It's perfect for a hostess gift.

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  10. Really cute idea, Patti. I can just picture the guys using the skewers. Boys will be boys.

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  11. What a cute idea Patti! Why is it that guys turn everything into a weapon 😂 I love the 10 on the Tenth posts!
    Jenna

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