Thursday, August 16, 2007

And now, Birthdays are for Candy?

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.


Trish D said...

Those are awesome!! (said with proper 80s gusto!) I'm thinking that the pots wold be a wonderful teacher/general appreciation gift, too. And how about including some stamped flowers (also mounted on dowels, of course!) You've really got my wheels turning now. I'm definitely going to be making a truck for our son for his next birthday!

Flossie's Follies said...

You are so creative, love the potted candy, that truck is adroable that you made with various types of candy.

Anonymous said...

Those are the coolest things ever!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Nise on GW said...

These are fabulous, Jacki!! I wanna have a birthday at your house! You are so clever and I'm so glad you're back with us. Hope things continue to get settled into a routine in your new home.

Staci M. said...

Those are too cute! Just for your creativity...I've seen bugs & butterflies made with candy before. You could go that route for one. You could do a robot for your other son, perhaps.

marciad said...

WOW. Those creations are spectacular. Bet you had fun making them, too. So happy you are doing creative stuff again and sharing with us.

guess said...

that train is so doggone cute..hope you post the others that you make..

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