Wednesday, August 12, 2015

CHOCOLATE FLOWER BOUQUET

Hello folks, Welcome to my blog!! Today I have an interesting and a sweet project to share with you all. When I saw the theme of CSCC August challenge # 2 being handmade flowers I wanted to try something new and different. As I googled upon I came across this edible flower bouquet. These bouquets are trending now and a blooming business in gift industry as you can not only relish the chocolates but also keep the bouquet as a remembrance.  So if you are looking out for a home business option then this post is for you as I have a short tutorial for making a simple bouquet at the end of this post. I dedicate this post to our very talented crafter/blogger who taught us innumerable crafts with her precise tutorials and also to make friends in this blogger land. Thank you Dr. Sonia for inspiring us. This post is my humble dedication to you. 


I made all the flowers using crepe papers which I had previously got from India. Actually there are 
different varieties of crepe papers ranging from thin streamer rolls to extra heavy paper.  I have used a medium quality paper for this project. Here I have tried with two type of chocolates - ferrero rocher for the sunflower and candy pop stick for the rose buds. You can use almost all type of chocolates but I prefer using candies as they are easy to wrap around the floral wire. 


For the vase I have used a paper cup filled with sand. I attached a handle using floral wire and covered the entire vase using green crepe paper. The white flowers and the leaves are hand cut using card stock. 


TUTORIAL:



Cut a long strip of crepe paper. Fold it into half. Then make another fold.  Cut it in the shape of a petal.


Take a petal and carefully stretch it by pulling both ends. This is little tricky as if you pull too hard
 the paper may tear. Then using a scissor bend the petal and twist its edges.

 Make similar petals as explained in the above process. Using green color crepe paper make leaves in a similar manner. Take a brown cardstock and cut it into a circular shape. The size of this cardstock must be such that it should accomodate the chocolate at the center.
Take a floral wire and make a loop in one of its end and glue it to the card stock using the hot glue gun.



Now glue the petals onto the card stock as shown in pic 11.  Finally glue the leaves. At the center paste the ferrero rocher chocolate. 


For the bud I have used a candy pop stick. 

THE BUSINESS IDEA:
I find this to be a great business idea as the making cost is cheap but you can sell it for a good profit. Cost of crepe paper ( high quality) : $ 4.00 ( 8.2 ft) you can make 50 to 60 flowers depending on the size of the chocolate.
If you can get candies from a wholesale dealer then the making cost is very cheap. You can sell it for a minimum of $ 25 depending on the number of flowers and chocolates. 
Here are some of the useful links:
wholesale candy store:http://www.candyfavorites.com/


Hope this post will inspire you to try out something new. Don't forget to link back to our challenge hosted by the talented crafter Dr.Sonia... 








3 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful and Creative way to Thanks Dr.Sonia ! She is going to love it for sure :) Loved the bright colors and the texture of crepe paper .Very thoughtful of you to share the tutorial and idea for home business :)

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  2. Oooh I am humbled and honored Ramya. I loved the bouquet when I saw it posted at CSC blog and now hopping to your blog and reading such sweet words...you put a big smile on my face. I am going through a low phase in my online sharing phase so your post made me remember why I was blogging ....blogland is filled with such generous and creative souls who never hesitate to encourage and support each other!!
    Big hugs Ramya
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
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