As we walked past the floral dept. in the grocery store, my daughter's eye was drawn to a potted candy bouquet. There were 12 pieces of snack sized candy hot glued to sticks all equally as tall. Although there was no visual creativity, they put it in a pretty class dish and charged $18.99 for it. She asked if she could have it for her birthday, to which I replied, "No way, Jose! But let me see what I can do?"
This is what I came up with for her. I glued two pieces of chocolate to each stick, so that you couldn't see the stick. --That was another thing about their bouquet that bothered me. And just to make it pretty we tied a piece of ribbon to each candy "flower". I say we because she helped me tie the ribbons.
Of course, if you have more than one child you already understand what kind of commitment I made by doing that for her.
Here is the candy train I made for my son's birthday a week later. (or truck when you accidentally hot glue it together backwards). Two down and three to go before the year is over.