For Valentine's Day this past February, I made my husband this candy bouquet, filled with his favorite candy, Reese's peanut butter cups! We were all sick during February, so I never got around to posting this. I think it would be a fun gift for anytime of year and would make a fun birthday gift or hostess gift.
I started with a clear glass vase that I already owned. I large drinking glass would even work. I wanted the vessel to be clear so that the foil hearts would be seen, but a solid container with some floral foam inside would work as well to stabilize the skewers.
I bought different sizes of peanut butter cups...some singles, some double packs and peanut butter hearts. I also picked up a multi pack of iTunes gift cards and some vitamin drink mixes since we were all battling colds that month! I used two sizes of wood skewers, the kind I use for the grill. Thin wood dowels would work too. I secured each of the wrapped PB cups and the gift cards on a skewer using clear packing tape. This seem to work really well. I slipped the end of the skewer into the inside of the candy wrapper to keep it from sliding down the skewer. After filling the vase with the foil wrapped hearts, I arranged the skeweres into the vase, much like flower arranging. I adding some red curling ribbon to jazz it up. Since it was for my husband, I kept it minimal. I added some foam heart stickers to the packaging to make it Valentine's themed.