I created this easy DIY gift with Skittles & Starburst candies as part of a sponsored campaign for Collective Bias and their client.
I was checking out my calendar the other day and noticed that Spring is right around the corner. It is my absolute favorite season, and with less than a month to go I am giddy with excitement! Besides being able to work outside and seeing beautiful things in bloom, Spring is when I find myself the most productive. It could be the sunshine, beautiful colors or warm weather that wakes up my crafty side, I’m not sure, but right now I’m bursting with amazing DIY ideas that I can’t wait to share! To kick things off, check out this adorable flower creation I made from Skittles and Starburst. It is really easy to make, won’t cost much and is fantastic to gift to teachers, classmates and more!
Seriously awesome, right?! I have always been a huge fan of edible gifts, and this one is just perfect.
You will need:
- A bucket, box, or small pot. You can use any kind of container that you’d like, just make sure that it isn’t too big but heavy enough to hold your flowers without tipping over.
- A bunch of Skittles and Starburst candies. You will need multiple packs of Skittles in order to have enough for solid colored flowers, so I suggest heading out to Sam’s Club and picking up their 30 pack multipack for $15 to save money.
- Thin yarn or string. You don’t need a lot, maybe six inches per flower.
- Some kind of foam board/floral foam or similar. It helps if you can get something that fits snugly in your container, but if not you can always saw it into shape with a knife like I did.
- Baking sticks – these are found at craft stores for a few dollars each. You will paint them green.
- Green scrapbooking paper.
- Embellishments, labels, or anything else you might want to decorate your container with. Stick on chalkboard labels are adorable for this!
- Scissors, tape and small plastic sandwich bags.
Before you start crafting separate your skittles by color into sandwich bags so you can make your flowers. This is probably the most tedious step, but it won’t take you TOO long. Just try not to eat too many! The flowers are pretty simple, so even if you aren’t very crafty your friends will still think you have awesome DIY skills! For these you will cut one inch off of one side of your sandwich bag, then tape it closed. *If you have the small snack sized bags, you will only have to cut off the zip part.* Next divide your skittles in half and tie your yarn tightly around the middle.
Now do the same thing the other way to make four equal parts. Grab a baking stick, tie it on the back with the rest of your string then cut off the loose ends. Secure the stick with tape.
After that, flip it over and stick a Starburst in the middle with a little bit of tape.
Now all you have to do is cut some leaves from your scrapbook paper and tape them to the back like this:
Pretty easy, right? Now get your container and fit your floral foam into it. You want it to be snug because we are putting a candy layer on top of it. Stick your flower in the middle, making sure it is deep enough to stand upright without falling.
Now take your green Skittles and sprinkle them on top to make a layer of grass. *You obviously won’t eat these since they are just sitting out on the foam.* Top with a few Starburst and you are finished!
Ta-da! Here is the finished product:
I know, this is pretty much the cutest thing ever. Another cute way to do this is to have two flowers in a planter box type container with a stick on chalkboard label for a personalized touch. I whipped this one up for Judah’s teacher, isn’t it great?
There are so many possibilities for this craft that you can use it for pretty much anything – birthdays, Easter, Mother’s Day, baby showers, and so much more! #CollectiveBias