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Looking for a bouquet of flowers that will satisfy everyone’s taste – have we got a sweet idea for you!

This beautiful “arrangement” (as easy as an Alef Bais Vase” can be simply assembled and is sure to be the most popular bunch of flowers. All it takes is a trip to the candy store, and let your creativity blossom, as you fill the skewers with candy. As an added bonus these flowers are sure to stay looking fresh throughout Yom Tov…unless they’re not eaten first.

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Bouquet #1

Supplies:

Assortment of soft candies that can easily be put on skewers (ex. Fruit gems, sour star candies, etc )

Long skewers Planter (available in craft stores)

Styrofoam Plastic grass, moss, leaves or silk flowers to cover Styrofoam (craft stores)

Heavy rocks (to prevent bouquet from tipping)

Directions

1. Place rocks in planter

2. To assemble the skewers in the planter you will need to anchor them so they stand.

3. Place filler in planter (plastic grass, Styrofoam, moss, leaves…) You may use a glue gun to keep in place.

4. Arrange candies on skewers.

5. Position skewers in planter.

Bouquet #2

Supplies

2 Glass Vases one to be placed within the other

Jelly Beans

Flowers to coordinate with jelly beans

Directions

1. Place flowers and water in the smaller vase

2. Place small vase in larger vase

3. Surround the smaller vase with jelly beans (mixed or layered)

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Esther Ottensoser is a food stylist whose work is featured in various publications. Whether it be party planning, marketing a product, party favors, demos or crafts, Esther takes the simple basic everyday products and transforms them into that extraordinary presentation. Esther lives in Lakewood, NJ and can be contacted via e-mail at estheroinfo@gmail.com.