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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Thanks for stopping by!

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  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!!

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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 can put this anywhere. I may be giving this a try! Hugs!

  6. 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 :)

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

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

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

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