Every Easter I love to come up with simple money saving ideas but I hate to give easter gifts that look cheap. This year I have decided to make my family and friends a homemade chocolate bouquet to give as a gift for my sisters and their families. I thought I would give you a guide showing you how easy I do this and help you make something similar and equally as nice for your loved ones.
The Easter bunny drops his chocolate eggs off each spring for our children to enjoy and consume on Easter Day! My kids seem to do this quite well, although if I am honest they have had a good teacher. I love to make our Easter day special and even if no one else likes the Easter gifts I make! I personally get quite a lot of satisfaction creating something that looks like there has been some thought put into it!
Firstly, making these homemade chocolate bouquets cost me around £5 each to make. Maybe slightly cheaper but I will give you a list of the products you need below with links showing where to get them from!
How to make a Homemade Chocolate Bouquet
Step 1 – Selecting your Easter chocolate.
Personally, I love to shop around and I often find chocolate on the cheap at the supermarket. I generally begin to look for the Easter chocolate around 1 month before. This way I know that the chocolate is not going to be out of date before it’s given as a present. I also like to create my homemade chocolate bouquet from chocolate from bargain stores like home bargains. They always have a great selection of sweets and treats that are seasonally relevant.
In these chocolate bouquet I used the following products.
- Kinder Eggs and Kinder Chocolate (Great for a surprise for children.)
- Kinder Bunny’s
- Ferrero Rochers
- Nestle Butterfinger Bites
- Nestle Goobers
- White Reese’s
- Reese’s big cup
- Baby Ruth bars
Step 2 – Add to Skewers.
I start by placing the chocolate to the wooden skewers. This doesn’t take long at all and the results look pretty good. In this photo I made the Ferrero Rochers and Kinder chocolate more prominent using the sticks to hold them above the chocolate bouquet.
Step 3 – Create your Bouquet Boxes.
You can buy various bouquet boxes similar to what I have used here. Once your box is constructed for you homemade chocolate bouquet move to the next step. It’s that simple…
Step 3 – Place Floral Foam at the bottom of the Bouquet Boxes.
Just cut the foam down to size ensuring it’s a snug fit at the bottom of the bouquet box. This will be strong enough to hold your skewers in place and keep them standing nice and upright.
Take a look at this Floral Foam Maxlife Brick ok, it’s quite a lot for what you need but it’s quite a good deal and will last you if you are making a few of these Homemade Chocolate Bouquets.
Step 4 – Add your Crepe Paper.
I just tore and screwed up the paper placing it inside of the boxes over the Floral Foam. This fills the rest of the bouquet out and nicely covers the bottom of the box. It also allows to you embed your chocolate treats around the bouquet. You can get almost 50 different colors of Crepe Paper which I think is a real bargain for the price.
Step 5 – Add your chocolate treats.
Push the skewers into the floral block angled how you please. Once this is done place you other candy treats on top of the crepe paper to make the homemade chocolate bouquet look and feel fuller.
Step 6 – Wrap in cellophane and tie with bow
Your homemade bouquet is almost complete. simply wrap in Cellophane Florist Wrap and tie in Colourful Ribbons. It can be tricky but once it’s done you will feel so happy with the look and feel of your design.
If you look around on the internet or go in store to by similar homemade chocolate bouquets you will be looking at paying around £15 to £20 per bouquet. Although, I do think this is fairly reasonable. You can clearly make and craft your own for a lot cheaper.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask! I would love to hear how you are going on.