Homemade gifts are always special! When somebody has invested their time and energy into making something with you in mind, it truly shows how much they care.
What do you need to make a chocolate bouquet?
While you can easily buy a ready-made chocolate bouquet, making your own does not need to be expensive. You can up-cycle items from your home, like a clean pasta sauce jar or hatbox. You can search around in shops like Poundland and B&M to get cheap treats or go for more luxury brands like Lindt.
What you’ll need:
Wooden Skewers - with flat ends if possible (You can find them at Sainsbury's)
Hot Glue Gun
Chocolate bars and treats
Bouquet box or jar
Polystyrene or foam
Coloured Tissue Paper
Step 1: Choose your Christmas, Easter, Valentines’ chocolate or the person's favourite chocolate or treats
Valentine's day chocolate ideas:
Lindt chocolate truffles
Easter chocolate ideas:
Kinder Eggs and Kinder Chocolate (Great for a surprise for children.)
Cadbury’s Cream egg
Thorntons Easter bunny chocolate
Cadbury chocolate fingers
Lindt chocolate truffles
Mixed Chocolate Bar Variety Bulk Box
Keen to buy in bulk rather than individual bars? This bulk box is a brilliant option, containing all the popular chocolate bars in the UK.
Step 2 – Glue the treats to the skewers
Start by placing the chocolate (still in their packets of course) on the wooden skewers. The best way to do this is with a hot glue gun.
Step 3 – Create your bouquet jar or box.
You can buy bouquet boxes or you can get creative and use any type of box for example a cereal box, hat boxes, old teacup boxes, shoe boxes or anything you think would work for your chocolates. You could also use mason jars, washed out pasta sauce jars or a bowl. Anything that will give structure to the skewers.
Step 4 – Place foam at the bottom of jar or box
Cut the foam down so it is the right size for your bouquet box. This will be strong enough to hold your skewers in the right place and keep them standing upright.
This foam would be perfect for the job:
Lifreer 2PCS Floral Foam Brick Dry Flower Holder Blocks + 1 pack Flower Holder Bamboos Skewers
Step 5 – Add your coloured tissue paper or decorations of choice
You can use tissue paper or wrapping paper to surround the bouquet to make it look fuller. Perhaps pick the recipient's favourite colour, or go for red for Valentine's, or yellow for Easter. Get creative with it, you could even use Birthday or Christmas wrapping paper if you're making one for these occasions.
Step 6 – Add the chocolate and treats
Push the skewers into the foam and angle it to create an assortment like flowers.
Step 7 – Wrap in cellophane and tie-up with a bow
To complete your chocolate bouquet and ensure all the treats stay inside, wrap the bouquet in cellophane or florist wrap. Then tie up the top with a ribbon.
This does not need to be limited to Valentines Day or Easter! You can give a chocolate bouquet for any occasion and to suit any theme. You can also get creative with other treats like a chocolate strawberry bouquet or a candy bouquet.
Here is a video on how to make this DIY project!