SPICY CANDY VASES
Try this fun twist on rose bud vases to create gifts that incorporate both candy and flowers.
Inside clear cellophane bags with red bottoms and cuffs, a base of fiery cinnamon candies anchors milk-jug-shaped clear vases. Tightly tying the bags at the vases’ necks ensures that the candies stay dry and ready to consume when the floral show is over.
Because of the height of the vases, long-stemmed roses are not needed, making these designs both price friendly for consumers and more profitable for you.
Fill a 9½-inch-tall cellophane bag about one-quarter full with cinnamon candies (2¼ to 2½ inches deep). Slip a 7½-inch-tall clear bud vase into the bag, setting the bottom atop the cinnamon candies, and carefully fill the vase with flower-food solution.
Cinch the cellophane bag’s opening around the neck of the bud vase. Encircle it tightly with transparent tape to keep it cinched.
Tie a length of patterned curling ribbon around the neck of the vase to camouflage the tape, and lightly curl the ribbon ends with the edge of a scissors.