Easy DIY Candy Roses! Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day!

Easy DIY Candy Roses!


With Mother’s Day around the corner it’s time to find the perfect gift to celebrate the woman that raised you to be who you are today.  You can buy her flowers and a card but where is the originality in that.  A DIY project is perfect for Mother’s Day because it shows you’re willing to take time out of your busy schedule for the woman you love.  That’s why we have this creative yet sweet DIY for you. Don’t forget to check out the BONUS Tips for a little extra flair to your Mother’s Day Gift. Have fun and Share your unique creations with us, on our Facebook Page or DIYgals.com.

What you will need

  • Skewers
  • Red or pink sour straps
  • Green sour straps or as close as you can find 🙂
  • Clear cellophane bags
  • Green ribbon
  • Scissors
what_you_need_candy_rosesSource – Millie and Chloe DIY


1. Wash your hands, Food safety FIRST!
2. Cut straps in half or cut to about 1/2 inch acrossed
3. Roll from one end of the strap, make sure to roll tightly, adding more straps until the diameter of the roll is about 1 1/2 inch. A beautiful start to a candy rose.

rolling_the_rosesSource – Millie and Chloe DIY

4. Take the green straps and fold 1 1/2 in from the end. Then fold the longer end opposite of the first fold and repeat for the leaves. 3 to 4 folds should be enough.
5. Stick the skewer through the folded green strap in the center for the leaves.

leaves_on_skewerSource – Millie and Chloe DIY

6. Next use the same skewer and stick it through the candy rose you made with the red straps. Make sure you don’t go all the way through the candy rose
7. Push the green strap (green leaves) up to the red strap (red candy rose).

assembled_rose_wo_celliSource – Millie and Chloe DIY

8. Place the candy rose in a cellophane bag and wrap the bag around the skewer for a tight seal. Be sure to cut the unneeded portion of the cellophane.
9. Finish it off with a pretty ribbon to hold the seal tight and give it a little pizzaz.
10. Repeat 11 more times for a beautiful sweet dozen candy roses.

finished_roses_with_celliSource – Millie and Chloe DIY


  • Use the leftover ribbon to bundle the dozen sweet candy roses together.
  • Find a flower pot with a cool design or repurpose an old pot and give it a nice Mother’s Day paint job. Place foam inside the pot and place the skewers in the foam for a decorative bouquet of Mother’s Day candy flowers.
  • Make it your own and use different color candies for a extra unique gift.

We also have a video below to help if you have any questions.


Source – Millie and Chloe DIY

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