Jonathan Kantor

Humble supplies can take on an elegant air: Monogrammed stickers and crepe paper decorate clear plastic tubes filled with champagne-bubble candies. They're then piled into a glass compote around a smaller compote of crepe-paper flowers.

Tools and Materials

You will need candies; acrylic tubes, 3 3/4 by 2 inches in diameter, with lids; regular and double-sided tape; scissors; crepe paper cut into 6 1/2-by-3 3/4-inch pieces (two per tube); 3/8-inch-wide double-faced satin ribbon in 6 5/8-inch lengths (four per tube); sticker paper; and a craft punch.

Fancy Candy How-To

1. Fill tubes; tape lids closed. Wrap crepe paper around ends, lining up seams; secure with double-sided tape and fringe ends with scissors.

2. Tape a ribbon around each end where tube meets paper, lining up seams. Gather paper and tie.

3. Photocopy a monogram on sticker paper; punch out, and affix to tubes on side without seams.

Making Paper Flowers

You will need crepe paper, 18-gauge cloth-wrapped floral wire, floral tape, and our petal template. Trace template, and cut out petals (12 to 15 per flower), making sure grain of paper is vertical. For stamens, cut wire to 6 inches. Then cut a 3-inch square of paper, and fold it into a triangle. Bring tips in together; twist. Secure tips to end of wire with floral tape. Cup each petal by holding at center and tugging gently outward; curl top edge outward; and pleat base. Tape petals to stamens, wrapping inner petals low and raising subsequent rows slightly, overlapping them. Fluff out petals.

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Comments (15)

Anonymous
July 2, 2011
What size cylinder do you order from papermart.com?
Anonymous
January 18, 2011
and Lace bridal shower, anyone know where to find nice crepe paper?
Anonymous
January 18, 2011
Making these for a Champagne
Anonymous
January 12, 2011
The tubes are in the last place you would think on papermart.com. Finally found them... http://www.papermart.com/Product Pages/Product.aspx?GroupID=16326
Anonymous
January 12, 2011
The tubes are in the last place you would think on papermart.com. Finally found them... http://www.papermart.com/Product Pages/Product.aspx?GroupID=16326
Anonymous
January 10, 2011
Does anyone know where to buy a suitable compote to make this centerpiece?
bt615
December 7, 2010
Does anyone know where I can find the champagne bubble candies like these?
Anonymous
April 27, 2010
you can find the tubes @ www.papermart.com!!!
Anonymous
June 5, 2009
I bet you can find them at The Container Store, they look like something they would have.
Anonymous
April 26, 2009
Does anybody know where to find the acrylic tubes?
Anonymous
January 30, 2009
I am planning to use toilet paper rolls (cardboard cylinder) for the acrylic tubes, my girlfirend created these as favors for Halloween and they came out great!
Anonymous
September 11, 2008
did we ever figure out where to purchase the acrylic tubes pictured here? Thanks! Tried all day to search, but nothing.
Anonymous
August 13, 2008
Does anyone know where the acrylic tubes can be purchased?
Anonymous
June 6, 2008
SofiaBelle, The template your looking for is under favor centerpieces:mini bouquets the mini bouquets are the ones I'm doing and I've been going crazy because there is this petal template on the same page but no directions to use it in this project I just kept looking till I found a project that says you need to trace the petal template but I don't see the template on the project but it's the same shape I'm sure I'm correct. Happy Crafting!
Anonymous
April 28, 2008
Does anyone know where I can find the template for the paper flower petals?