Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine Candy Skewer Bouquet



I love candy.  I love it soooo much that I wish I would have won the Golden Ticket to visit Mr. Wonka's factory.  I love to decorate with it more than I like to eat it.  I especially like decorating with it for holidays.  My family just doesn't get it that candy is for decorationg not eating!  Candy is bright and fresh and FUN!


This is a view from the top.  The bouquet is part of a centerpiece on my dining room table.  I wonder how long it will last?


I shopped for candy at the Dollar Store and and at another grocery store for some fun Valentine Candy.  Note:  There are very few tricks to making candy skewers.  Just make sure you use the thinnest skewers possible and add the candy with the pointy end.  Most foil wrapped chocolates are too hard to use.  Gummy and jell- type candies and marshmallows don't mix.  Once you have put on a gumdrop, the marshmallows won't slide down. 


Have some fun with those you love making some Valentine Candy Skewers!

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Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Delicious Joni, I too wish I could get that golden ticket AND swim in his lake of chocolate...Mmmmm! LOVE your skewers and I too love to decorate with candy but not eat it. I don't like candy, CHOCOLATE is my downfall, UGH! I remember in the old days Mom ALWAYS bought ribbon candy to decorate and NO ONE ATE IT! But boy was that pretty! It was prettier than the one you find today. Thank you for this beautiful fun post... NOW to buy some GUMMY FUN (whenever the snow will stop and let us OUT!)...
Hugs to you,
Donna

Pondside said...

What a cute idea for a Valentine centre piece. I know you love candy....I seem to remember some spectacular Hallowe'en and Christmas candy decorations!

Sue said...

So cute, Joni! I have those same marshmallows, but I need to purchase some more fun Valentine's Day candy! Besides looking festive, it comes in handy for fun recipes! I bet your house, especially your table, looks great! You sure know how to do holidays:)

Holly said...

These are sooo cute!! Congrats on the publish;)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute centerpiece Joni! Those marshmallows keep catching my eye at the store:@)

egbkid said...

They are so cute! This would make a great centerpeice for Valentine's day, or for a kid's party, and I have one of each coming up!! Thanks for sharing!

The White Farmhouse said...

That is such a cute idea! I never thought of making candy skewers before. I just learned how to make marshmallows. How fun would it be to make some flavored ones for the skewers? Hmmm....

Debbie said...

This is adorable! I would love to make this for my daughter with the sweet tooth.

Carol said...

Good idea! But I love to eat the candy, so it would probably never make it to the skewers. And if it did, my incorrigible cats would have to get to it and ruin the effect....

anniebakes said...

what a great idea, and how cute, and probably cheaper than roses!! anne

Jacqueline said...

OH, we are going to have to copy you like we did the Halloween one. This is too pretty. I think I like it even better, with the beautiful reds and pinks. What a great Red Couch Recipe!

gabe said...

luckily I glanced at your post this morning on my way to stock up for the snow day that is sure to happen tomorrow. So, thanks for the craft idea on a snowy day!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

They wouldn't last long at my house...my husband loves gummy candies! It really is a pretty and fun look!

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

This is such a cute, simple idea! and so festive!

La said...

Wouldn't you love to walk in a candy garden like at the Wonka Factory??

This is really cute. You are so creative and talented, Joni.

I have Hot Tamales and Good & Plenty in a vase holding a candle in place. It sets on my mantel. This morning I came down and the candle was leaning. I have a feeling someone got a craving for a Hot Tamale. ;o} I may have to set up a Candy Cam.

Have a great day! La

Amanda said...

Love this! I,too, love to decorate with candy and your idea is so fun! Although I haven't posted it yet, the decoration I have on my kitchen table the the exact same as last year that I posted here...
http://www.myheartsdesireblog.com/2010/02/valentines-decorations.html

I also like to buy candy on sale after the holiday and just save for the next season!

Amanda

freerangegirl said...

What a gorgeous idea - I just found your blog and Im really enjoying it - so many new things to cook!

Marlis said...

These are adorable.. I hope there is still some cute candy around.. I can see this happening around here. You are just too clever!

Lady Katherine said...

Just darling!

Shore Girl said...

What a FUN bouquet!! Here's hoping I get to the store before the Valentines party so I can give it a try...I'd enjoy eating it too!!

Kelly Massman said...

Love it!

Elle Belles Bows said...

ADORABLE!! So festive and fun! I would definitely eat it all! Kerri

Danielle said...

I love this idea - I may need to do this as a teacher gift this year. Thanks for linking up to Mostly Made By You!

Beth said...

Hi Joni, I love this bouquet! It looks really colorful and pretty. I really like those cinnamon gumdrop hearts - yum!
Blessings, Beth

Michelle @ Crafts and Crap said...

Those are adorable! Sadly they wouldn't last long in my house; they would be nibbled away in no time. Simply wonderful! Great job.

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Liz said...

I love this! I made one last Halloween!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this centerpiece and would love for you to link it to my Virtual Valentine's Day Party link tomorrow. One person who links up will win a $10 Visa Gift Card.

dizzytina said...

This is stunning thanks for sharing tina x x http://www.scratchycatcrafter.blogspot.com

Tiffanee said...

Love it. This is darling. One year I made my hubby a bouquet of snickers flowers. I thought it was clever and cute. Hubby didn't have the reaction I was hoping for.

Tiffanee said...

Thanks for this very cute idea!!

LocalFunForKids said...

These little candy kabobs are precious. I would love it if you would link up with *Fun for Kids Friday* http://www.localfunforkids.com/

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glad to see this up close. Thank you for sharing the "how to" and the hints. laurie

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