Candy Cane Bouquet



If you have been to Marcella Rose’s then you know I am a huge lover of fresh cuts. There is simply nothing that brightens up the home or brings cheer to the dreary, like a vase full of gorgeous blooms. They are of course, my natural go-to for little personal rewards for myself and for hostess gifts. But it’s the holidays and though a beautiful bouquet is always well received; let’s up our game just a little.


Now, simply because we are taking our gifting to the next level, doesn’t mean that it has to break the bank or take time that, goodness knows, all of us are short on this time of year. I have this sweet little DIY that can go along with you to all the holiday visits and parties we are all attending this year.

Who would have thought that two boxes of candy canes and a spool of red ribbon could take a simple ball jar from drab to fab! I mean really, is there anything that a ball jar can’t do? Don’t be silly and answer that, it’s rhetorical, there is of course absolutely nothing that a ball jar can’t do or make better. Originally I was going to do this sweet little DIY with red roses for a big burst of color, but when I saw these cherry red tulips I just couldn’t resist. Throw in a few boughs of pine and you have a little gift that simply erupts with holiday cheer. What’s even more lovely, is that the candy canes can be eaten. Yes it’s the gift that just keeps on giving.


You will need

  • Fresh cuts, any ones will do
  • 2 boxes of candy canes, more if like me you plan on eating one….okay two..fine THREE.
  • A jar or cylindrical vase
  • Hot glue sticks and glue gun
  • Satin ribbon


How to

Wash and dry your jar or vase. Heat your glue gun.

Carefully, one by one, glue your candy canes to the jar taking care that they line up nice and straight

Once all your candy canes are glued on take your satin ribbon and tie it around the jar in a big bow.

Fill your jar with water and arrange your flowers.




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Happy Holidays,

Marcella Rose

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Marcella began cooking early, learning from her self-taught mom who prepared brilliant meals nightly. At thirteen, cooking on a Ranch, she learned how to get creative in the kitchen. With an eye for the beautiful, a growing palate, and keen organizing skills she soon began hosting parties and catering events. Moving to New York she was graced to have worked with some of the best interior designers in the city. Taking these skills to the Internet with Marcella Rose’s she shares her passion and innovation hoping to inspire the modern woman.

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