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Candy and Tulip Bouquet

Introduction

Flowers and candy are the touchstones of courtship and romance. But handing over a bouquet and a box of chocolates isn't the only way to show you're sweet on someone. The intense reds of tulips such as 'Red Nova' and 'Pallada' will prove that your affection has not waned. And the profusion of spicy cinnamon candies lining the vase is an elegant display of your heartfelt emotion.

 

Materials

  • 2 nesting glass vases or containers (such as a drinking glass- one shorter and at least an inch narrower)
  • Cinnamon heart candies (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 dozen tulips
  • Rubber band
  • Floral or other knife

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Place a vase inside another that's taller and at least 1 inch wider; if the rims don't align, add candy to the outer vase to eliminate the height difference. Fill the gap between vases with candy. Fill small vase halfway with water.

  2. Step 2

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    Secure stems of a tight bunch of flowers with a rubber band; trim evenly with a sharp knife.

  3. Step 3

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    Set bouquet inside smaller vase. Add more water if necessary. This arrangement will last 5 to 7 days.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, February 2004

Reviews (12)

  • StephanieSwaim 10 Feb, 2009

    Stores like Michaels or Garden Ridge sell mulitple sizes of the same inexpensive cylinder vases that would be perfect for this type of arrangement. You can also use a water glass or any other smaller vase that will be hidden completely by the candy.

    This is the best idea I've seen overall for a fun, creative V'Day centerpiece. Thank you!

  • StephanieSwaim 10 Feb, 2009

    Stores like Michaels or Garden Ridge sell mulitple sizes of the same inexpensive cylinder vases that would be perfect for this type of arrangement. You can also use a water glass or any other smaller vase that will be hidden completely by the candy.

    This is the best idea I've seen overall for a fun, creative V'Day centerpiece. Thank you!

  • roobear 9 Feb, 2009

    Where can I find a set of nesting vases? I have looked in numerous stores however I have been unable to find them.

  • roobear 9 Feb, 2009

    Where can I find a set of nesting vases? I have looked in numerous stores however I have been unable to find them.

  • roobear 9 Feb, 2009

    Where can I but a set of nesting vases? I have looked in numerous stores however I have been unable to find them :(

  • roobear 9 Feb, 2009

    Where can I but a set of nesting vases? I have looked in numerous stores however I have been unable to find them :(

  • Soon2BVP 22 Jan, 2009

    I'm definitely going to do this one for Valentines this year! One for my husband and one for my two boys!

  • Soon2BVP 22 Jan, 2009

    I'm definitely going to do this one for Valentines this year! One for my husband and one for my two boys!

  • BerryLady 29 Dec, 2008

    Want the arrangement to last longer, send the fresh flowers and inside another box place silk flowers just like the fresh ones! Then your intended friend, loved one, parent, whom ever, will have the bouquet for a longer time, and who wouldnn n n t want them to think of you each time they look at the bouquet . . and remember in their hearts and souls that it was given with love.

  • BerryLady 29 Dec, 2008

    Want the arrangement to last longer, send the fresh flowers and inside another box place silk flowers just like the fresh ones! Then your intended friend, loved one, parent, whom ever, will have the bouquet for a longer time, and who wouldnn n n t want them to think of you each time they look at the bouquet . . and remember in their hearts and souls that it was given with love.

  • Barbiedolllover 25 Jan, 2008

    I tried this arrangement in the past and it was a hit!

  • Barbiedolllover 25 Jan, 2008

    I tried this arrangement in the past and it was a hit!