DIY Candy Bouquet for Valentine’s Day and More Dollar Store Crafts

DIY Candy Bouquet and More Dollar Store Crafts for Valentine's Day

We have a buffet in the dining room that we like to decorate for each holiday. My daughter and I tend to go a bit overboard on certain holidays like with our candy buffet for Christmas, but we’re able to keep the cost to a minimum by picking up the majority of our supplies from the local dollar stores… and of course, using a lot of creativity. Three of my dollar store crafts this week included a Candy Bouquet, Sparkly Valentine Votive Cups, and a Sour Cherry Candy Topiary.

I realize that it’s easy to walk into a dollar store and see nothing but junk, but if you look really close and use your imagination… the possibilities are endless. You’ll be amazed by the fabulous things you can create by spending only a few dollars!

Dollar Store Crafts

Candy Bouquet
I made this candy bouquet for my fifteen year old Grandson to give to his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. The two have been an item for almost 2 years now. There is nothing sweeter than young love, so I’m glad to help him out by making her a this candy bouquet. It’s a gift that I know she’ll love.

DIY Candy Bouquet - Dollar Store Crafts for Valentine's Day

This DIY Candy Bouquet cost only $6 to make and I think it looks just as nice as the super expensive one’s I have seen online. In fact, just the other day I saw some of the exact same candies that I purchased for $1 in a very high end magazine picture.

For the base of the bouquet, I used a Valentine’s Day themed mug that I picked up for just $1. I cut out a piece of styrofoam to fit, and inserted it into the bottom of the mug. Any sort of foam will do. For the bouquet I used an assortment of suckers and lollipops in varying heights. I kept all in the original packaging, except the three large striped heart shaped suckers. The plastic wrapping had a lot of print on it, so I replaced the wrapper with clear cellophane bags that I had left over from Christmas baking. I tied a simple ribbon bow around each lollipop stick before inserting them into the foam. This whole project took no more than 30 minutes to make, and the result is a beautiful candy bouquet that is sure to make my Grandson’s girlfriend very happy.

DIY Valentine Votive Cups - Dollar Store Crafts

Valentine Votive Cups
Need an inexpensive way to set the mood for that special dinner your planning? These sparkly Valentine Votive cups couldn’t be any simpler to make. I found the votive cups that already had pretty pink candles in them, for just $1 each. A package of press-on pink and red gems created beautiful candles that will help set the mood on the Valentine’s Day dinner table. Total cost was just $3!

Sour Cherry Topiary - Dollar Store Crafts for Valentine's Day

Sour Cherry Topiary
This sour cherry topiary couldn’t any simpler to make and only cost about $4 to make, between the supplies I picked up at the dollar store and what I already had on hand. It looks so great on the dining room buffet for Valentine’s Day, but I now realize it would have also been adorable for Christmas. Guess I’ll be making another one next December! Here’s what I used to make it:

Styrofoam ball
Wooden skewer
Small pot
Piece of styrofoam to place inside the pot
2 bags sour cherry candy
Glue gun
Piece of ribbon

Cut and place a piece of styrofoam into a small pot. Insert the wooden skewer into the styrofoam ball, using a dot of glue to secure. Insert the other end of the wooden skewer into the styrofoam base, using a dot of glue to secure. Using a glue gun, glue the cherry candy onto the ball until it is completely covered. Tie a simple ribbon bow onto the stem.

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  1. This is so cute! I would have loved to get this as a teenager — or even now but especially then :)

  2. Really cute decorations! Those candy bouquets would be great teacher gifts.

  3. wendy c g says:

    so cute thank so much

  4. What a great idea! I love this!

  5. Valarie Lee Gentry says:

    This is so cute and inexpensive! I’m going to make one of the candy bouquets for my daughter! She’ll love it! Thanks for the ideas!

  6. That candy bouquet is beautiful!

  7. Sacha Schroeder says:

    What an awesome idea! I am definitely doing this with my kiddos for friends and family this vday! I really appreciate you sharing!

  8. I love these. Yours turned out great. I have made these in the past and they are always a hit.

  9. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Those are super cute! I love that they weren’t expensive and didn’t take long but show imagination and creativity.

  11. Thanks for all the great ideas :)

  12. So cute! I love Valentine’s Day crafts and the Dollar Store so this is perfect for me. I would so tempted to eat those sour cherries though ;)

    Thanks for sharing. I am pinning this one for sure!

  13. Love these ideas! So creative and crafty.

  14. These are adorable…great ideas. Thanks for sharing

  15. LOVE these crafts! Really love the fact that the supplies come from the dollar stores, so you can have designer looking decor at rock bottom prices. Definitely my kind of style! THANKS

  16. Maddie K. says:

    I’m inspired! I think I will take a trip to my local dollar store and pick up some supplies so I can make some valentines day stuff for my son/daughter in law and college aged daughter! Thanks!

  17. Surely you can’t eat the sour cherry topiary as they have been glued on?

    • It’s definitely not edible. You could alternately cover the foam ball with plastic and use frosting as the glue to keep it edible.

  18. i love all of these ideas

  19. I find these ideas are so insirational.that I have to pin them.Thanks

  20. These are great ideas!

  21. wow i love these ideas!! awesome

  22. These are so cute and you are right they rival any expensive bouquet. I think the sour cherry topiary is really sharp! Stopping by from Talking Tuesdays.

  23. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing! I love how inexpensive they are!

  24. Hi girls: I just added you to g+. I love the candles. Thanks for sharing your projects.

  25. I love the candy bouquet! Super cute and great to know you can make it so inexpensively!

  26. I am a sucker for valentines day.. hehe get it sucker.. bouquet of suckers! Thanks for the cute idea!!

  27. So cute and creative! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Cathy Jarolin says:

    I absolutely Love all three of your Valentines Crafts…Especially your Candy Bouquet.. It definitely looks a lot better than a lot of them I have seen in stores. Its so Pretty!! Your Grandson’s Girl Friend will be Thrilled to get this. You Definitely have talent!! Thankyou for posting!!

  29. What great gift ideas. I am making some truffles for my mom (and putting into a container from there) and a penguin using some socks from there.

  30. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Those are all super cute ideas! I love them ALL!

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