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To make a candy bouquet, there are ideas and steps you must learn and follow. Making a candy bouquet can be used for personal purposes and also as a means to earn extra money.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Gather The Supplies You Need

There are many styles and designs of candy bouquet that you could see just by doing a little research online. For each design or style, there are specific materials you will need. Yet, the most common supplies are small containers like vase, bucket, small basket, mug or jar that will serve as base or support for the bunch. You will also need a floral or craft foam or a Styrofoam ball or anything on which you could insert the sticks holding the chocolates/candies. You will need sticks or wooden skewers; preferably shorter ones. To attack things together, you will need an adhesive tape, glue or glue gun/sticks. Likewise, you also need to gather decorative materials like cellophane or pretty gift wrap or colorful ribbons to make the base more interesting. Scissors or cutters may be needed too. Finally, you need your chocolates and candies. Although people are not necessarily materials or supplies, you might wish to call your friends or family members to give you help and company while creating this craft.

Decide On The Message Or Thought You Want To Put Into The Bouquet

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Before anything else, it is important to consider why you are making it in the first place. This reason will help you in coming up with the appropriate message that can be relayed by this bunch of gift. The message may come through the kinds of types of sweets you use. If you are giving this bouquet to someone you are romantically interested in, you would not use junk or cheap candies. You would choose more expensive, more special sweets to impress him/her.

Decide On A Theme

The theme you will choose will be the basis of what decorations you will put into the sweet posy. A theme could be based on a particular color like pink, blue, yellow, etc. It could also be a theme on a particular kind or brand of candies. Your theme might also be based on the occasion for which the bouquet will serve. For example, it is supposed to be a Christmas gift, then the colors of the posy would be red and green; the decorations would also be Christmas-related like Santa Claus, candy canes or snowflakes.

Consider Who Will Receive It

Knowing the recipient of the sweet treats will also help you in determining how you could decorate them. You may customize the bouquet according to the taste or preference of the person who will receive it. Find out what candies he/she likes. Find out as well if the recipient has medical issues so you can pick the candies to use on the posy. He/she might be diabetic or allergic to nuts.

Work With A Budget

It happens most of the time; you get carried away by the excitement of making a candy bouquet that you simply splurge away your money unnecessarily. There are instances when the only supplies you will need to spend money on are the chocolates or candies. This is because other structural and decorative elements of the project may already be obtained right inside your home. Allow your imagination to work and you will come up with creative ideas on using scarp materials at home to decorate your candy bunch. This way, you could save some money or use the amount to buy additional sweet treats.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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