When considering what gift to get for your loved one, remember that you can never go wrong with a homemade present. Homemade gifts remind your loved one how much they mean to you.
This year, be creative with a gift that is sure to bring a smile to your friend, co-worker, or significant other’s face.
Whether it is for Christmas, Easter, or Valentine’s Day, a chocolate bouquet is a thoughtful gift to give to your loved one. A bouquet allows your beloved to enjoy their favourite snack uniquely and instantly boosts their mood.
While gifting chocolate may seem like an easy and contrived concept, a bouquet adds a great twist, and your loved one will appreciate the creativity.
Virginia Hayward provides hampers for every occasion. Whether for a significant other on Valentine’s Day or a candy bouquet for Mother’s Day, we can help you celebrate your loved one in style. Our chocolate hampers will bring a smile to your friend or family member’s face and allow them to enjoy their favourite snack.
Let us show you how to make a chocolate bouquet.
While many companies offer pre-made chocolate bouquets, it means more if you make one yourself. Fortunately, designing your own chocolate bouquet is easy and does not require a lot of money.
You may use materials from your house such as a jar and wrapping paper to create a professional-looking bouquet. Then, you can go to your local convenience store to stock up on candies, chocolates, and more of your loved one’s favourite snacks.
You will need wooden skewers with flat ends to craft your bouquet. Also, a hot glue gun will be handy when you begin to assemble your Christmas bouquet.
Here are some more items you need to create a sweet bouquet for the chocoholic in your life.
· Chocolate bars
· Jar or box
· Coloured tissue paper
· Rubber bands
· Cello tape
Here are the steps you must take to make your chocolate bouquet from scratch.
The key to making a chocolate bouquet as great as possible for your loved one is to stock it with their favourite snacks. Before you go out to buy all the supplies you need to create the perfect bouquet, make sure you have a complete grasp of what your loved one likes.
If you are wrapping a Valentine’s bouquet, popular chocolate choices include Ferrero Rocher, Love Hearts, LINDOR chocolates, and more. If you make a gift hamper for Easter, you can fill it with Kinder Eggs, Cadbury’s Cream Eggs, and Thornton’s Easter Bunny Chocolate.
The next step of building your creative chocolate bouquet is to glue your treats to the wooden skewers. We recommend using a hot glue gun to accomplish this task.
You may also use duct tape to attach a skewer to the rear of each sweet in your bouquet. We recommend using tape on the top and bottom of each candy bar to hold them in place.
We offer professional bouquet boxes that you can purchase. Alternatively, you may use your own box or jar, such as a cereal box, shoebox, or hatbox, as a base for your chocolate bouquet.
You may also use several different jar types, such as mason jars, pasta sauce jars, or bowls, adding a personal touch. The sole thing you should worry about is that whatever you use for your box is durable enough to give structure to your wooden skewers.
Now, it is time to use your foam. Once you secure the base of your arrangement, you must place your foam at the bottom of your gift box. Make sure that you cut the foam to fit the base of your chocolate arrangement perfectly.
This foam must be durable enough to support your wooden skewers, keeping them upright. We recommend Lifreer’s 2PCS Floral Foam Brick Dry Blocks and Bamboo Skewers package.
You may also use a Styrofoam ball and cut it in half to craft a durable base for your birthday gift box. Keep in mind that your chocolates will be heavier than you expect. It may be ideal to place a small weight at the bottom of your bouquet to balance it.
Now is the time to add some colour to your chocolate bouquet. You can find coloured tissue paper at most arts and crafts stores. Decorating your DIY project with the recipient’s favourite colours will make their reaction more special.
Also, think about the occasion you are making a chocolate bouquet for. If it is for Valentine’s Day, opt for red and pink tissue paper. If it is a Christmas basket, red and green paper will do the trick.
If you make it a Christmas present, you may also use Christmas wrapping paper to substitute tissue paper.
A factor most people overlook when making a bouquet is the wrapper colour of each candy bar. If you get a diverse grouping of candy bars, it may throw off the colour balance of your bouquet. Attempt to assemble candies, tissue paper, and flowers whose colours complement each other.
Also, you must ensure that you distribute the candy bars evenly and take advantage of the space of your bouquet.
Once you reach this step in the bouquet-making process, it is nearly ready. All that is left to do is add the assortment of chocolates to the bouquet.
You want to push the wooden skewers into your foam, pushing down to create a flower-like arrangement. Also, pairing your chocolate treat with a bouquet of flowers will add more romance to the presentation.
The final step in the chocolate bouquet creation process is to wrap your gift box in cellophane. You may also use a floral wrap to secure your sweet chocolates.
Much like gifting Christmas presents, wrapping is a critical component of the presentation. Make sure that you take your time to wrap the chocolates with great precision.
After wrapping, you can top off your bouquet with a bow or ribbon. These make for the perfect accent for your birthday, anniversary, or Valentine’s gift.
Also, you should make sure to make your bouquet within 24 hours before gifting it. You do not want chocolate sitting out in the open to melt before giving it to your love. You may store it in the fridge if you make it in advance.
If your recipient takes care of your chocolate DIY box, it will have a longer shelf life than a traditional flower bouquet.
Chocolate flower arrangements also make for great presents for those in the hospital. Cheer your loved ones up with a gift they can enjoy while in recovery.
If you want to take things a step further, you can try making your chocolates from scratch. You can find many recipes to follow online.
Another idea is to accompany your bouquet with a sweet birthday card. It is the perfect addition to your DIY arrangement, letting the recipient know how much you love them. Plus, cards are another thing you can make at your home without spending a pound!
Chocolate bouquets are also becoming a popular gift in corporate offices that you can give to clients or co-workers. You can assume that many adults will receive flowers from a few people each holiday. Make your gift stand out with your creativity.
You may also play around with the size and shape of your chocolate arrangement. While you can make a great impression with a sizable chocolate flower project, many people decide to make smaller versions that can fit in a keepsake.
After all, you may not want your Valentine’s gift to take up too much space in your loved one’s flat. Instead, give them something that they can keep in their bedroom drawer.
There are also other variations of gift hampers you can give to your friend or family member. For example, if your friend enjoys alcohol, you can line a gift basket with their favourite tipples.
Now you know how to make a chocolate bouquet for your love. As you can see, a chocolate bouquet is the perfect gift to send a loved one for a special occasion. You will love the look on your loved one’s face when they receive your flowers and chocolate arrangement.
We are happy to help you find the perfect chocolate bouquet for your loved one. Our online store has a vast collection of Christmas, Valentine’s, and anniversary hampers that will show your loved ones how much you care about them.
To enquire about our services, call Virginia Hayward at 01747 851 515.
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