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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Gumball Bouquets:.

For Reece's birthday, I saw a picture online of gumball bouquets. (I have no clue where I saw it, so if it was you, let me know!)

I thought they were so cute and such a fun decoration - perfect for her candy party!

What you need:

- gumballs (large and small)
- cellophane
- elastics
- balloon sticks (from Zurcher's - they were long so I cut them in half)
- balloon cups (also from Zurcher's)
- small bowl


Start off by cutting a square of cellophane and placing it over your bowl.


Lay your gumballs in your bowl, on top of the cellophane.


Attach your balloon cup to your balloon stick.


Put your balloon cup over your large gumball, and pinch up the cellophane around your gumballs.



Use an elastic to secure the cellophane. I used Reece's hair elastics and they were perfect! You can still shift them around if it doesn't look quite how you want it!


Put your bouquet in a vase and admire it.



Then put it on display at the candy bar at the candy party!




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17 comments:

  1. These are so cute! Now I want to find an excuse to have a candy party, just to make them! :)

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  2. I love how easy this idea is. I kinda wanted to do a candy buffet for my sons birthday. I thought that when I saw these that they would be tons of time and effort. They are cake! Thanks for linking.

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  3. oh man! you've got to be the coolest mom ever!! These are darling and my kids would LOVE them!
    If you have a sec stop by and enter a fun giveaway on my blog this week:)
    http://justsewsassy.com/2010/10/04/tuesday-tutorial-halloween-ribbon-ornaments-giveaway/

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  4. Super cute! My daughter's first birthday is next month and think these would make great party favors for the cousins.

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  5. Hi. I'm your newest follower from the Wednesday link up. Lovely blog:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    CUTE!!! LOve those gumballs

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  6. So cute and sweet love the bouquet!

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  7. Love it! My girls would go crazy for that. Thanks for linking up!

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  8. Love these! They turned out so cute! I featured them on my friday favorites!
    http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/10/friday-favorites_08.html

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  9. what a cute addition to a candy bar! Very sweet and colorful! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  10. These are so cute, Sumo. They're hard to appreciate till you see the up-close tutorial. They're such a nice part of your candy table.

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  11. These are so cute and her party looks like it was just adorable.

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  12. Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! What a fabulous idea and a great way to stretch your candy buffet dollars. I love how they turned out, so colorful. Hope to see you this week too!

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  13. Holy Cow these are adorable... they look modern + retro at the same time.. thanks for sharing and hope you join us tomorrow at a crafty soiree (- :

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  14. love these Summer! I think I need some too! And the great part is you've covered them in celophane which sure keeps the little ones from licking the decorations, very smart! thanks a million for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  15. That's great! I would love for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff Party, and enter the giveaway as well!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  16. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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