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Sweet Bouquets - Candy Crafts - Edible Arrangements

Updated on June 16, 2017
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Lee is a life long crafts enthusiast and designer of paper crafts, fiber arts and adult coloring pages. Visit her websites (info on profile)

Edible Candy Bouquets Sweet Food Craft Gifts

Anyone can give flowers or a box of candy as a gift. Why not give an incredible, edible candy craft bouquet or an arrangement made from sweet treats (candy, cookies, fruit)? Every holiday features special sweet treats - why not make a decoration or gift from candy or confections you've made yourself?

For Christmas, make a Gingerbread house or cookies to hang on the tree and nibble until New Year, or handcraft your own designer candy ornaments. For harvest holidays or summer fun, you can create carved vegetables or fruits for the table or your friends.

For Valentine's Day, decorate picture frames with candies or craft an edible gift bouquet made with candies and cookies.

At Easter, decorate cookies shaped like eggs, or create some hand-made candies dipped in chocolate and covered in pastel sprinkles.

Play with Your Food - sweet candy crafts and edible arrangements bring another creative dimension to Culinary Arts. Flowers are Fun, but edible Gift Bouquets made from candy, fruit, veggies, cookies or cakes are Sensational! Treat the kids to Candy Sushi or let them make Candy Crafts at the next birthday party.

Illustration based on chocolate coated fruit photo by pussnboots,on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license

Clever and Sweet Shamrock Sucker Gift
Clever and Sweet Shamrock Sucker Gift | Source

Candy Craft Kits and Books - I love this book!

Fuel your sweet tooth and your creative spirit with these confection construction guides. I have the Cancy Construction book and it's got plenty of ideas for cakes, too.

Candy Construction: How to Build Race Cars, Castles, and Other Cool Stuff out of Store-Bought Candy
Candy Construction: How to Build Race Cars, Castles, and Other Cool Stuff out of Store-Bought Candy

I bought this book to get ideas for making unique sweet treats for my grandchildren. My husband works in civil engineering and he's also an artist, and he got a real kick out of the construction theme that's carried throughout.

 
Sweet Confections: Beautiful Candy to Make at Home
Sweet Confections: Beautiful Candy to Make at Home

Beautiful to look at and almost too lovely to eat. Almost.

 

Bakerella Cake Pops - How to make tasty sweet cake on a stick candy coated goodies

Candy Airplane Craft - Little pilots will love these planes made from candy and gum.

Candy Airplane Craft
Candy Airplane Craft

Photo: Candy Airplane Craft for Valentine's Day, EvelynGiggles, flickr.com

Take the outer wrap off a pack of gum sticks, use a roll of smarties or other similar roll candy for the plane body, and then attach the gum stick wings to the plane's Life Saver wheels using rubber bands. Easy fun candy airplane treat!

Candy Covered Ornaments

Decorate Cookies or Cardboard to Make Ornaments for Any Holiday or Party

Candy ornaments are a fun party activity for children or adults. You can decorate cookies to make candy covered ornaments, or you can glue candies to cardboard shapes to make your candy crusted decorations.

Cookies that make sturdy candy ornament bases include home made cookies: shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies, or you can use packaged cookies: ginger snaps, shortbread cookies or graham crackers.

How to Make Candy Covered Ornaments

Mix up a batch of Royal Icing Glue and gather up your favorite small candies and colored sprinkles.

Spread a thin coating of icing glue on a cookie (to make an edible ornament) or cardboard shapes. Glue candies to the cookies or shapes. Glue a ribbon or string to the back of the candy covered ornament and allow candy ornaments to dry overnight before hanging on display rack, in window, on a holiday tree or wrapping up to use as a gift package tie-on.

Pure Food Colors for Making Candy Crafts

Wilton 601-5580 1/2-Ounce Certified-Kosher Icing Colors, Set of 12
Wilton 601-5580 1/2-Ounce Certified-Kosher Icing Colors, Set of 12

Get exactly the right shades of practically any color with these concentrated icing colors.

 

Deliciously Beautiful Edible Treat Bouquets - How to Make Edible Craft Arrangements For All Occasions

Candy, cookies and a sweet confections you can make to give as a gift or treat for any occasion I love the ideas for tiny treats and sweet bouquets shared here.

Candy Crafters Meringue Powder

Meringue powder makes it easy to whip up royal icing at home.

Wilton Meringue Powder, 16 oz Can
Wilton Meringue Powder, 16 oz Can

Adds body to royal icing, meringue, boiled icing; stabilizes buttercream. Replaces egg white in many recipes. Resealable top opens completely for easy measuring. Certified Kosher.

 

Sweet Fun Candy Crafts - Cute and Sweet Edible Crafts to Make - Kid or Klutz Craft-Friendly

Handmade edible sweet treat gifts are fun to create, wildly popular to give or get, and many are easy enough for kids to craft.

Design a Custom Candy Tin

Personalized Mint/Candy Container Jelly Belly Tins with custom graphics and your choice of size, decorations, lettering and fillings are just a click away at Zazzle.

Clip Art Quote Heart Candy Tin
Clip Art Quote Heart Candy Tin | Source

Valentine Candy Bouquet - Easy candy craft for your Valentine

Step by stap instructions for making a sweetheart sucker Valentine bouquet candy craft.

Make Your Own Sweet Candy Craft Favors - Small But Sweet Candy Crafts for Showers and Weddings

Easy, sweet and darling candy craft favors you - yes you - can make.

Candy Craft Chocolate Molds

Wilton 10 Piece Candy Mold Mega Pack
Wilton 10 Piece Candy Mold Mega Pack

Create a variety of chocolate candies and lollipops with this set of 10 molds in 72 different designs. Includes alphabet letters, numbers, hearts, peanut butter cups, transportation, sports, celebration, snacks, fruit, and flowers.

 

Easter Carrot Candy Favors - Candy filled carrot shapes are cute and tasty

I made these cute carrot treats for my grandkids' Easter baskets. I filled the bags with Annie's Cheddar Bunnies and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish in their favorite flavors, and then used crepe paper to create the greens tassels.

Candy Decorated Picture Frame Craft

It's fun and easy for kids to make a candy-decorated picture frame.

All you need are colorful hard candies and candy decorations, Royal icing, a picture frame, mat or cardboard to make a frame base, and ribbon or yarn to hang up the finished candy picture frame.

CANDY PICTURE FRAME MATERIALS

  • Clean Pre-made Picture Frame, Picture Mat or Recycled Cereal Box Cardboard, Recycled Corrugated, Foam Core to make a frame shape
  • Small Hard Candies, unwrapped
  • Cake Decorating Sprinkles
  • Royal Icing Glue (recipe below)
  • Ribbon or Yarn
  • Clear Acrylic Spray Finish (optional)

If you aren't using a pre-made picture frame or framing mat, draw and cut out a frame from clean cardboard in any size and shape you like. Cut an opening in the center for the picture to show through.

Candy Picture Frame Directions

1. Cover work surfaces with wax paper. Tape wax paper down to prevent sliding.

2. Spread royal icing glue onto one surface of the frame border, then starting with larger size candy pieces, glue candies onto frame in whatever arrangement or pattern desired.

3. Continue around the remaining border sections, covering the frame completely with candy.

4. Use decorative candy sprinkles to fill in any blank spots, applying extra icing glue as needed.

5. Allow project to dry completely. (Royal icing dries to a very hard cement-like finish.)

6. Mount a picture to the frame from the back so it shows through the frame. Glue or tape securely to hold in place.

7. Attach a ribbon or yarn securely to back of frame near the top to create a hanger.

OPTIONAL STEP

Spray the entire frame with clear spray finish to preserve and protect the frame.

Candy picture frames won't be edible if you spray clear acrylic on to preserve them, but they'll last a longer time and still look good enough to eat!

Free Candy Crafts Book Find many more creative candy crafts in this PDF booklet from the National Confectioners Association.

Chocolate Roses Bouquet - Easy to make, and so impressive!

How to make fancy chocolate roses
How to make fancy chocolate roses

Don't spend a fortune on a Long Stem Chocolate Rose Bouquet when you can easily make your own sweet bouquet. Get all the details on how to make a dozen or more long-stemmed chocolate roses for than what a single stem might cost at fancy candy and gift stores.

You'll need some Hershey kisses in your choice of flavor, bamboo BBQ skewers, red cellophane, green floral tape, and crepe paper or silk artificial leaves. Click to get the complete instructions for how to make long stem chocolate roses.

Candy Craft Supplies - 10 Essential Candy Crafting Tools

To create wonderful candy crafts, these accessories, flavorings and colors will come in handy.

Mini Cookie Snowman Pops - Easy to Make Candy Craft for Winter Treats

Mini Snowman Cookie Pops Candy Craft - Easy, Fun, Yummy
Mini Snowman Cookie Pops Candy Craft - Easy, Fun, Yummy

A cute snowman cookie pop treat made from all your favorites - mini chocolate sandwich cookies, M&M candies, frosting and jelly candies. Easy and fun - make these Mini Cookie Dipped Snowmen with the kids and see how long these snowmen last. They'll melt alright - in your mouth. Find this and many more wonderfully creative ideas in Edible Crafts at Craft Gossip!

How to Make A Candy Wreath - A Candy Wreath is a fun Shower or Party Favor

Make a candy wreath for any party or special occasion - not just for Christmas! Change up the colors and candy types to match your holiday or party color scheme.

Royal Icing Candy Glue

Edible "cement" for candy and cookie decorators

INGREDIENTS

3 TBS. meringue powder

4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

4-6 TBS warm water

Beat all ingredients with mixer until icing forms peaks and thickens, starting with 4 TBS water and gradually adding more water by tablespoons to thin to workable consistency. Use less water if icing becomes too thick.

Makes about 3 cups.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Candy Craft

The kids will enjoy making and eating these sweet Horns of Plenty Thanksgiving treats. Easy to make!

Ingredients

1 pkg sugar cone waffle-style ice cream cones

Royal Icing

Candy sprinkles

Jelly beans, candy pumpkin creams, nuts and other small edible treats

Directions

  1. Place royal icing in a shallow bowl or saucer large enough to use for dipping.
  2. Place candy sprinkles in a single layer on wax paper or a shallow saucer.
  3. Dip the open end of a sugar cone into the icing, then into the sprinkles. Set aside on cookie rack or wax paper to dry.
  4. When cornucopia cones are dry, fill each with an assortment of nuts, jelly beans and candy pumpkins or candy corn.

Kids Candy Craft Gingerbread House - Candy Land Comes to Life with This Sugar Coated Cookie House

Gingerbread house candy craft made by child
Gingerbread house candy craft made by child

Gingerbread house candy craft photo: kona99, Flickr

Creative Candy Crafts and Party Favors - Incredibly edible decorations and tiny sweet gifts made with candy or cookies or both

Ideas for easy candy crafts and edible bouquet gifts you can make.

  • Candy bars with personalized wrappers
  • Tiny tins of mints with custom labels
  • Sucker tied up with a dried flower and ribbon
  • Candy cane or lollipop attached to a card and balloon
  • Cookie on a stick, decorated with tiny candies
  • Teddy Bear Cookie wearing fruit roll "diapers"
  • Sugar Cookie Hearts with Licorice Ribbon Lacing
  • Candy covered picture frames
  • Candy Sushi - just don't dip these delicacies into ginger sauce ...
  • VIDEO: How to make a healthy Halloween party snack, a creative fruit witch made with pears, carrots and other good-for-you treats.
  • Chocolate Dipped Decorated Peeps Who can resist a sweet marshmallow chick or bunny with a chocolate garnish for extra panache?
  • Easy and elegant long stemmed chocolate roses have that WOW factor but here's the secret: they're really easy to make and cost way less than real roses or the chocolate roses in gift stores.

Rose Carved Vegetables

Edible craft gifts show that you're a creative and resourceful gift giver. They're a delight to the receive, and sweetly satisfying to the eye and the palate. What's your favorite sweet homemade gift to give or get?

© 2008 Lee Hansen

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    acreativethinker 3 years ago

    These look all so delicious! I like to bake and give Christmas cookies or cakes.

    Thanks for sharing, take care and have a great day. :)

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    sweetstickyrainbo 3 years ago

    It's pretty cool when you can eat your present.

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    chrisilouwho 3 years ago

    mmmm.... yummy!

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    Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

    So many new ideas. Looking for one to use at a baby shower. Thanks. Giving this a tweet to share.

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    Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

    The snowman treats here look like the little snowman that my grandson made for me today. Cute. I love the little airplane treats too those are cute.

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    miaponzo 4 years ago

    My all time favorite is definitely chocolate covered strawberries :) Blessed!

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    Lee Hansen 4 years ago from Vermont

    @JohannDog: You just gave me a great idea Johann. High five on the paw!

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    theallin1writer 4 years ago

    A sweet angel blessing for a sweet lens :)

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    MintySea 4 years ago

    Cool ideas love the candy Airplane

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    Johann The Dog 5 years ago from Northeast Georgia

    How fun! They need one with doggie treats, would be great for my Gotcha Day Pawty!

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    Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

    Yummy candy treats. Angel Blessings**

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    Cheryl Kohan 5 years ago from Minnesota

    Terrific ideas! I was looking for ideas for graduation party favors and there are tons ideas on this page! Thanks..

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    JJNW 5 years ago from USA

    I love the snowman pops! I want to make some next holiday season!

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    minniemouse12 5 years ago

    i love u candyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy <3333333333333333

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    seashell2 5 years ago

    What a fun lens, those little airplanes made with rocket candies are adorable!

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    Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

    Wow! 100%! This lens is A M A Z I N G! I've just given it a feature on my lens https://hubpages.com/holidays/free-internet-resour... - thanks for sharing!

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    PecjakJN 5 years ago

    wanderful, so nice

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Wonderful lens, Thanks

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    anne mohanraj 5 years ago

    So creative! Thanks for sharing this wonderful lens

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    JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

    Thanks for all these sweet ideas and instructions.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    nice lens

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    BuddyBink 5 years ago

    Wonderful. The candy airplanes are so cute. Thanks

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    Pastor Cher 5 years ago from United States

    These crafts would be great for just about any event. It provides the food and the fun!

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    Malu Couttolenc 5 years ago

    Edible candy crafts are delicious and looks so pretty! Excellent ideas to create candy crafts. Great page :)

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    AlphaChic 5 years ago

    Sounds positively yummy!

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    queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

    Yummy, I love this lens! Thanks for sharing! =)

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    MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

    What a beautiful lens! Thanks!

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    getmoreinfo 5 years ago

    Congrats on making Squidoo front page!

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    getmoreinfo 5 years ago

    Congrats on making Squidoo front page!

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    Toni Grundstrom 5 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

    What a great collection of candy crafts. They look like they are fun and easy to do. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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    C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

    Fun ideas! Yummy food is always good to receive. :-)

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    mockingbird999 5 years ago

    The snowman pops are cute.

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    miaponzo 5 years ago

    These are sooo cute! Blessed!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    These types of gifts are so much better than flowers.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Yummy! Iâll definitely share this with my friends. Thanks for sharing. Squid-liked!

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    Julia Morais 5 years ago

    Awesome treats as decorations and gifts. They look great. Very creative of you.

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    mountainstevo 6 years ago

    All I have to say is YUM!

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    tarastillhere 6 years ago

    something unique and crafty to try :) great lens

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Wow! I'm totally boled out. I think I will have to go back and look at everything slowly again I try them. Most of all I love the snowman pops, what a pity we have Christmas in the summer and they will just not have the same appeal here.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    cute lens, thanks for sharing

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    blanckj 6 years ago

    Very cute ideas.

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    UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

    Very inspiring! great lens!

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    bames24 lm 6 years ago

    great ideas in your lens... :)

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    Muzzie4848 6 years ago

    Another awe inspring lens. So many wonderful ideas here. I have featured your lens on my 6th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas lens. As the traditional gift for a 6th anniversary is candy, your lens will be a great addition to my lens. I think this is not the first of your lenses I have featured. Thanks.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    I love Edible Bouquet.I love candy gifts and chocolate bouquets.

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    lasertek lm 6 years ago

    Wonderful ideas! Who would not love to have these gift treats?

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Awesome,yummy lens!

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    Christine Hulme 6 years ago from SE Kent, England

    I love the candy christmas wreath. A lovely way to give candy- so personal, thoughtful and beautiful! Thumbs up!

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Cute, fun and edible. A fun lens

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    Making edible bouquets looks like fun and something the children can get involved in too - mind you I can feel the calories piling on.....

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    Ann 7 years ago from Yorkshire, England

    wonderful - hope you don't mind if I feature it on my handmade Christmas gift lens - not published yet x

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    VBright 7 years ago

    What fun! I'll have to try some of these with my Grand children.

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    Lana7 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing and for putting all this information together!

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    squid-janices7 8 years ago

    Love this lens .....so many great ideas for candy bouquets and arrangements. I made a candy wreath for my co-workers during the Christmas season a few years back. It was a huge hit! I've lensrolled you to my All About Cookie Bouquets lens. And THANK YOU for featuring my Valentine Food Gift Ideas lens:)

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    Candy crafts are fun to do! You have some great ideas here that I will have to try. I thank you for featuring my veggie art lens here. - I'm featuring this one there, and you as a lensmaster. - I appreciate the community support and its nice Squidoo-ing with you!!! :)) - My best wishes.... Susie

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    CandyBouquets 8 years ago

    Lots of great information here and love the tips too! I also love to dabble in everything, at least once, lol! I especially love creating goodies as gifts, Valentines is my favorite!

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    You have given interesting,tempting candies treat.Nice lens with lots of creative ideas.

    EDIBLE BOUQUETS

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    Debbie 9 years ago from England

    WOW! I wish I had the patience and talent to do that!! I love the floral candies. Great lens :)

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    Debbie 9 years ago from England

    WOW! I wish I had the patience and talent to do that!! I love the floral candies. Great lens :)

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    Susan Deppner 9 years ago from Arkansas USA

    I do well to put coated pretzels in a ziplock bag for a gift. You have some terrific ideas here. Thanks!