There are in the world what absolutely all adults loveand children are gifts. To date, there is the New Year, the Birthday, the Day of all Lovers, March 8 and many other wonderful occasions to give a nice souvenir that will not commit you to anything, but will simply please a person. The tradition of giving lovely little things appeared a very long time ago. Initially, gifts were a mutual obligation, excluding only leaders and influential persons - they were presented with gifts, seeking an favor or special favor. Something from this tradition is still in our days. Perhaps the most ancient type of gifts were offerings to the gods. On the altar were laid fruit, various kitchen utensils and many other things, in the hope of obtaining the mercy of the gods. The history of the custom of presenting loved ones appeared in the pre-Christian era. Many scientists believe that the origins of the birth of this tradition are related to the celebration of the winter solstice - Jol, revered in the Nordic countries. Ancient people celebrated this winter, which could last almost two weeks, the return of solar heat and an increase in the light time of the day. They spun and gave baskets, using wheat stalks, which served as a symbol of fertility and prolongation of life. No less joyful was the harvest season. According to another opinion of scientists, the tradition of giving presents is due to the appearance of the Roman holiday Saturnalia. He was at winter time, on this day slaves and masters were exchanging places with each other, and at the end of the celebration everyone received a clay figurine and a candle as a present.
There is now a whole industryto create both gifts themselves, and beautiful decorations for their gift. And yet many people embarrassed when the holiday is approaching, but the idea of an original gift does not come to mind. Someone begins to look for options on the Internet, someone goes on a long shopping tour, and only the needlewomen go to the nearest little shop with sweets. Many craftsmen create beauty with their own hands for a long time already mastered one of the very popular directions of needlework - suite design. These are wonderful options for creating crafts, mostly bouquets, from sweets. If you want to present a beautiful, original and at the same time tasty and practical gift, this article is for you. So, let us dwell in more detail on important nuances. The very first thing is, of course, sweets. They represent the basis of such bouquets. Their composition can be absolutely anything - caramels, marshmallows, chocolate or even marmalade bears. The main thing is that the taste of sweets is liked by the person for whom this gift is intended. Wrapping a candy is also not a principle, as you zadekoriruete them. The main thing in choosing candies will be their shape, according to the parameters it should be suitable for future flowers or the decor that you have conceived. The next aspect is the capacity in which you will place your candy composition. This can be a basket, a beautiful shape of a dishwasher or just details like a pedestal or an envelope. There are so many packaging materials and various decor elements that everything will depend on your imagination, the main thing is that the color and decoration correspond to the occasion, the holiday and the person himself. Another nice feature of the gift in the style of the suite design - the ability to use it as a packaging for a surprise. For example, to enclose in one of the flowers a ringlet and the offer of the hand and heart from the enamored young man to his girl. So, if you want to present a beautiful, original and delicious gift to your relatives for the holiday, we offer you several master classes of making bouquets of chocolates. Bouquet of tulips from sweets Materials:
- Fabric (dimensions of blanks 10 x 10 cm) pink, red, white. We took the tissue in a box, so it turned out even nicer;
- A small cut of green felt for the leaves;
- Floral tape is green;
- Wooden skewers (as for shish kebabs, about 20 cm in length);
- Wide satin ribbon.
Make tulips will be very simple. Take our sweets and wrap them in the squares of the fabric. If the sweets you have in the form of a pyramid with a flat base (like ours), just add two candies together. We put the skewer in the bundle and begin to wind it with a green floral tape to the end of the skewer. From the green felt we cut out the leaves (the shape is arbitrary) and attach with the help of the same flora of tape to our tulip. One flower is ready. It remains to do as much as you want, collect in a bouquet and tie a ribbon from the satin with a beautiful bow. We will make the next bouquet of corrugated paper. Delicate crocuses are the best suited for these purposes. Basket of crocuses from sweets Materials:
- Sweets (we have in the form of a cone, these are convenient to attach);
- Wooden skewers;
- Corrugated paper of different colors;
- The basket;
- Decorative mesh for floristics, ribbons and other decor elements;
- The wire is approximately 0.6 mm.
Take the corrugated paper of those shades thatwe chose for flowers and cut into strips 5 x 20 cm. Each strip should be twisted in the middle and bent at this place in half. Halves should be folded evenly. Now firmly hold the lower part of the fingers and fuse the petal in the middle (see photo). Take our candy and drag the tail toskewer with a piece of fine wire. Now we attach several overlapping lobes to the workpiece (3 - 4 pieces). We fix them with a wire. We take a thin ribbon of green color and neatly tighten the junction. From corrugated paper of green color, we cut out long leaves (see photo). We attach them to the stem. For each flower you need 2 leaves. When you make all the flowers, you will need to arrange them in a basket, decorate with a grid and ribbons or decorate the bouquet to your liking. Bouquet of roses with sweets Roses are queen gardens. Such elegant flowers we could not ignore, and now we will make a bouquet of roses with sweets. Materials:
- Corrugated paper. You choose the hue for the flowers yourself, we took the green for the leaves and the pink for the petals;
- Floral wire of large diameter;
- Round big sweets;
- Gold paper for wrapping;
- Double-sided adhesive tape (thin);
- Golden thread;
- Elements of decor (ribbons, beads, anything you want).
First we'll make the core of the flower. If the candy has a tail, carefully tuck it. You can even stick it with adhesive tape. The resultant ball is wrapped in golden wrapping paper. We fix it with a golden thread. It is necessary to tighten tightly, so that the candy does not "fidget" inside. The heart of the rose is ready for us. Now take the pink corrugated paper. First we need two petals. Their value will depend on the size of the candy. The petal must completely cover it and be slightly larger. Cut out the petals, as shown in the photo. Now we move one of them slightly higher than the other and wrap our core in a lap. Now we take up green paper. We will make sepal roses bud. The size of the green workpiece is about the same as that of the pink one. Cut out the teeth to half the square (see photo). Do not forget to choose the right direction of paper compression. Take a picture of how the paper is oriented in the photo. Glue with our double-sided scotch our sepals around the rose. Remove excess paper (see photo). Now we take our wire segments andattach one of them to our bud. Then we take the tape from the green corrugated paper and begin to wrap it carefully, taking care that there are no irregularities. The end of the tape is also fixed with double-sided tape. Our pink bud is ready. Now you can make a few more roses,decorate them with ribbon, beads, crystals or something to your taste. For those who love lush and full inflorescence of roses, we offer this version of this flower in the suite design. Materials:
- Corrugated paper. If you have left from the previous master class - it's wonderful, you will have to add one more shade of pink (darker);
- Floral wire 1.4 mm and 0.6 mm;
- Artificial rose leaves;
- Glue gun;
- Tools for working with wire;
- Floral tape or tape tape.
Take a piece of wire and bend at one end of the loop. The candy wrapper on one side is slightly unfolded, insert a wire loop there and then fold again. From paper of a darker shade, we cut out 4 to 6petals. The width and length of a little more candy. The upper edge of the blanks should be stretched with fingers so that it takes on a wavy form. Also, it is necessary to stretch the middle of the petals a little - this is a hollow for candy. At the lower end of one lobe we applya little hot glue and wrap it in a candy. The next pair of petals glue lapped. Similarly (staggered), glue the second row of petals. Now they need to be tightened and fastened with a thin wire. Now we need a lighter shade of paper. From it, it is necessary to cut out larger and round petals. Slightly stretch them from above. And now we need to round off and turn out the edges of the petals, so that the rose opens up. To do this, you can use a pencil or a stick for Chinese food (see photo). Lap sheets are glued and fixedagain a piece of fine wire. Now we take up green paper. We cut out the blanks almost the same way as in the previous master class. Only the bottom of the teeth do less. Attach the sepals with the help of floras tape. How to make a bud, you know from the previous master class. Now it is only necessary to attach a bud and artificial leaves with the help of the flora of the tape to the opening flower. Our rose is ready. Bouquet of chocolates Ferrero Roche Materials:
- Ferrero's sweets;
- Wooden skewers or pieces of wire;
- Gold foil or corrugated paper;
- Golden thin ribbons;
- Organza (we have a light purple);
- Corrugated paper for processing the finished bouquet.
We wrap sweets with foil or corrugated paper of gold color. You can drop a little glue on the bottom for reliability. At one end of the wires we make a loop, insert it into the wrapping tail and fix the candy. We wind the entire surface of the wire with the same foil or paper. Now you need to cut out the organza of the billet 20 x 20 cm. Fold the squares in half and wrap them with sweets. At the base we tie a golden ribbon with a bow. In order that our bouquet does not crumble together we fix them together with scotch tape. The final touch is that we wrap the whole bouquet with corrugated paper and tie a bow. The edges that surround the bouquet are stretched out with fingers. This will make them wavy. Instead of corrugated paper, you can take a cut of organza of a different shade, glue or sew beads on it and wrap our flowers-candies in organza. Bouquets of sweets come in a variety of forms andsizes. At the same time, it is customary to give flowers to women. But among the strong half of humanity there are so many sweeties that we decided to demonstrate how to make a tasty and beautiful bouquet of sweets in the form of a ship. Such an amazing and original gift will surely please your husband, father, son, all men. Bouquet of sweets in the form of a ship At first glance the design looks complicated and difficult to do, but we will demonstrate that this is only the first impression. So, the materials:
- A small oval or rectangular basket (it will serve as the hull of the ship);
- A piece of styrofoam (in shape and size a bit smaller than a basket, we will attach candies to it);
- Short skewers or toothpicks and long skewers;
- Several shades of wrapping paper;
- Thick threads in the tone of paper;
We take our basket and paste the foam into it. The thickness of the foam should not exceed the height of the rim of the basket. The candy is attached to a toothpick or short skewer and wrapped in several layers of different paper. We took a blue and transparent, as well as a floral grid. We fix our wrapper around the toothpick with a candy with the help of an adhesive tape. Now you need to roll up a thick paper (we haveblue) cone and fasten to the bow of the ship. At the stern you can make a cone smaller. When the cones are glued, take the long skewers. These are the future masts. We have a three-mast, so it took three pieces. Cut out thick paper sails. We mount from the mast-skewers and stick them into our future ship on the middle line from nose to stern. Make the middle mast higher. Now we take our workpieces on toothpicks and begin to stick them into the foam plastic around the perimeter of the ship. Thick threads will be our gear. Glue them to the masts and sides of the ship. Attach the sweets on masts and ropes. Wait until the glue is completely dry and you can safely give this wonderful sweet three-mast to your man. Our delicious, beautiful and original bouquets will certainly please your loved ones.