Candy Flower Garden

by Twila Davis

Welcome spring with a cute floral themed treat box.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin' Up!® Old Olive, Whisper White, Scraps of Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Tangerine Tango used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (Multipurpose Glue, Tear-and-Tape used here)
  • Circle punch (3/4")
  • Flower dies or punches (SU 1/2" Circle Punch, Pansy Punch, and Leaf Punch used here)
  • 1" cello bags and candy filler
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Small Butterfly Punch, Black Memento Ink, You're So Sweet Stamp Set, Linen Thread, Scissors, Dimensionals)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut green cardstock to 6" x 8 1/2" for the base. Score on the short side at 1" and 5".

  2. Step 2

    Turn and score on the long side at 1/2", 1 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", and using a long scrap of paper or ruler as a guide, score only to the top line and bottom line at 6 1/2".

  3. Step 3

    Using a pair of scissors cut up to where the scorelines meet all around the piece of cardstock.

  4. Step 4

    Using a 3/4" circle punch, punch 3 holes in the first 1" section of cardstock.

  5. Step 5

    Fold all scorelines and begin gluing the box together starting with the smallest tabs, gluing them under the first 1" tabs.

  6. Step 6

    Add glue to the 1/2" long tab and the bottom back side tabs. Fold and adhere.

  7. Step 7

    Add glue to the front tabs. Fold them back and adhere.

  8. Step 8

    You can either leave the two top flaps as is or cut them off at this time.

  9. Step 9

    To create a fence, cut two pieces of white cardstock at 1/2" x 4" and five at 3/8" x 2 1/2". Attach to the front of the box as shown. Add points to the middle three post by cutting them off at an angle from both sides.

  10. Step 10

    Punch or die cut 3 flowers, 3 flower centers (1/2" circle punch used here), and 3 leaves.

  11. Step 11

    Begin filling the 1" cello bags with candy of your choice until you have them as tall as you like. Cut off the excess, fold over the end, and fasten it down with double sided tape.

  12. Step 12

    Cut a 3/8" x 1" piece of the yellow cardstock. Stamp a sentiment on it, trimming as needed. Cut another backing piece a bit smaller and add double sided tape to it. Take a 1 1/2" piece of thread and attach to the piece, and then add the front with the saying.

  13. Step 13

    Add a dimensional to the back of each flower center and adhere to the middle of each flower. Using a bone folder shape the petals of the flowers. Add leaves to the backsides of the flowers and then adhere them at the top front of the cello bags.

  14. Step 14

    Slide the flower tubes into the 3/4" holes. Add other embellishments as desired to complete the project.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Candy Flower Garden. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Very cute! Thanks for the ideas! (My husband also farms & We're 12 miles south of Greeley, CO.)
Bonnie (no nickname)  |  Wed Apr 4, 2018 at 3:06 AM
I think yor candy garden is so cute!! I love it and I'm sure my granddaugthers will too, when I make it for them!
Nancy  |  Wed Apr 4, 2018 at 2:24 PM
totally amazing job Twila!! love it
Leila Alexander  |  Wed Apr 4, 2018 at 7:04 PM
Such a fun project!
muscrat  |  Wed Apr 4, 2018 at 8:21 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this great project and tutorial. I had so much fun making these!
Kathy T  |  Thu Apr 5, 2018 at 6:19 PM
How adorable is this? Very adorable. Thank you for the tutorial.
Niki  |  Tue Apr 10, 2018 at 5:45 AM
These are literally sweet smile I love that little tiny sign you hung up on the fence and the different candies you put inside the tubes. Very nice video and tutorial. Thank you!
Rosy Newlun  |  Sat Apr 14, 2018 at 8:35 PM
My friend and I made 24 of these. We hooked two together back to back. We now have 12 double-sided decorations for centerpieces. Thank you so much for the cute idea. They will be used for our
retired teacher luncheon group.
Ruthi  |  Mon Apr 16, 2018 at 7:15 AM
SOO inspiring for the spring( where I live it snowed again two days ago😕)! I canít wait to try it.. was thinking it might be fun to add a scarecrow to it in the fall with orange and brown and yellow candies. Question: where do I get this cello bags? Wondering if a place like AC Moore have them.
Thank you!!-Heather LaBudde
Heather LaBudde  |  Fri Apr 20, 2018 at 7:43 PM
Heather, I found them on Amazon! Cute fall idea!
dina  |  Fri Apr 20, 2018 at 8:39 PM
Thank you, Dina!
Heather LaBudde  |  Sat Apr 21, 2018 at 5:26 AM

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