Make Your Own Candy Bouquet
Step 1: Fill a clear glass container halfway with candy.
Step 2: Use one of two methods to arrange flowers in vase. Place carnation stems in florist picks filled with water or in water-soaked florist foam. ( Tip: Tape together florist picks for smaller vases; for larger containers, cut a piece of florist foam to size before soaking it in water.) To ensure candy stays dry, place picks or foam in a plastic sandwich bag.
Step 3: Place carnations in candy-filled vase so the blooms rest a few inches above the vase. Add or take away candy to achieve the right arrangement height.
Step 4: Fill vase to the rim with candy, and tie on a ribbon.
"Sweet Valentine Flower Arrangements" is from the February 2005 issue of Southern Living.