Have you seen a chocolate flower bouquet? I’ve noticed the rise in popularity of these types of bouquet especially during Valentines, Mother’s / Father’s Day, etc. sold either online or at your favorite flower boutiques. I think it’s one clever idea! Not only does it look good, it’s also a two-in-one present — flower + chocolates, some even comes with small cute stuffed toys. ?
While I love how creative and special it looks, the price takes me aback from purchasing. I checked out the smallest and simplest chocolate bouquet I’ve seen, and lo and behold the price is a whopping P1,500.00+ for the simplest and smallest one! WOW! 😯
If you’re someone like me who prefers not to spend that much but would still like to give your special someone a chocolate flower bouquet, you’ll love what I have for you today because I will be sharing with you how you can create your own chocolate flower bouquet without breaking your pocket!
So without further ado, lets start creating!
- Your choice of chocolates (I used Ferrero Rocher simply because it’s my favorite!)
- Bamboo skewers
- Crepe papers (red and green)
- A pair of scissors
- Floral tape (brown)
- Wrapping materials (Japanese paper, burlap, tulle, or organza)
- Fake flowers (optional)
- Start by inserting the bamboo skewers in your Ferrero chocolates. This will serve as your rose buds (make sure that your chocolates are still cold and fresh from the ref. I find it easier to insert the stick this way).
- Cut your crepe paper vertically, with about 4 inches width.
- Fold in the middle and cut about 3 inches in height.
- Fold again and cut the top part creating a semi-round shape.
- Once done cutting, open the folds. You should have 2 petals in total as shown in picture #4.
- Separate the 2 petals made by cutting in the middle (picture #5).
- Continue creating several pieces of petals in different sizes.
- Using the smaller petals made, wrap it around your rose buds (picture #7).
- Continue going in rounds overlapping the petals as shown in picture #8.
- After each layer, secure with thread. Wrap it around the bottom making sure that the end part of your petals are tightly secured (see pictures 9 & 10).
- Repeat the process until you’re happy with the size of your rose. Create as many rose as you want for your bouquet. I made a total of 6 roses for this project.
- Grab your skewers and roll the tip of your petals outward to give it a realistic petal form.
- When you have made your desired number of roses, you may now cover the receptacle (work on keeping the thread) and the stem with your floral tape.
- Do this on all your roses.
- After wrapping the receptacle and the rest of the stem, time to put the sepal in place. (Note that you can place the sepal first before wrapping your stem with floral tape. However, I wanted to hide and secure the thread in place so I did the wrapping with floral tape first).
- Using your green crepe paper cut a long strip about 3 inches in height and 2 inches in width.
- Keep folding until you can’t fold it.
- Create a pointed tip on one end by cutting a triangular shape (pictures 21 & 22).
- After cutting, you should have something like the one shown in picture #23.
- Open the folds and you should have something like the photo in #24.
- Pinch the tip to create a more pointed sepal.
- Apply glue on base.
- Wrap it around the base of your rose, trim the excess.
- Do this on all your roses.
- Now lets give our roses some leaf.. using your green crepe paper, cut about 6 inches in height.
- Fold as shown in photo #31
- Fold again but this time vertically (photo #32).
- Cut a half leaf shape as shown in photos #33-34.
- Open your cut out, you should have a perfect leaf.
- To make it more perfect, lets add some details into the leaf. Fold it again and cut out tiny triangle shapes like so (picture #37).
- When you open your leaf it should look like that in picture #38.
- Twist the bottom part to give it a more realistic form (picture #39).
- Make several pieces depending on the number of roses you made and how many you’d like each of your roses to have.
- When all your roses are ready, gather them together. You may use additional fake flowers like what I did to decorate. You can also add some small stuffed toys or leave it as it is.. decorate as you wish, it really is up to you. 😉
- Once you’re happy with how you have put everything together, secure by fastening using your floral tape.
- Now you’re ready to wrap your bouquet using your choice of wrapping material — for this project I used pink Japanese paper and then wrapped it with dried organza.
- For the final touch, secure it with a ribbon. 😀
It’s my first time to make paper flowers as well as this bouquet project, but I loved how it all turned out. I must admit though that I now understand why the chocolate flower bouquets are so pricey, it really takes a while to finish. But I think if you get used to making paper flowers, things will be easier and faster.
Doing it yourself gives you the ability to choose how you’d like to make it — from the choice of chocolates or candies, down to the materials to use to wrap your bouquets. Super duper fun!
I hope you enjoyed our project as much as I enjoyed creating this tutorial for you. If you have made yours following the steps we did today, please do link up in the comments. I’d love to see how you decorated your chocolate flower bouquets too. 😉