A hand-made fan of sweets is an original and exquisite way to create a sweet gift composition. Making a bouquet of sweets using a fan does not require expensive materials and tools, it is very exciting and opens up room for a flight of imagination.
Fan of sweets in a laconic style
To make a fan of sweets in a laconic, austere style, you will need canapé skewers or wooden barbecue skewers, sweets in beautiful wrappers, small pieces of lace or organza, beads and bright ribbons.
Wooden skewers connected in pairs using transparent adhesive tape are used as the frame of the fan - if you take one skewer to form the frame, it may not withstand the weight of the chocolates and break. The “span” of the fan and its size will depend on the number of prepared wooden blanks. On average, you may need about 6-10 double skewers.
Wooden blanks fan-shaped are superimposed on each other at a distance, which should take into account the size of the candies used in the composition. The lower edges of the sticks are connected with glue or adhesive tape, the junction is masked with a bow, flower, decorative trimming tape or satin ribbon.
The sweets are fixed on skewers with glue or thin decorative wire in several rows, combining them according to the color of the wrappers. Small strips of lace or organza are glued between the rows and along the top of the fan. For safety and for decorating the fans, the pointed tops of wooden sticks are decorated with beads that match the overall style of the composition.
Fan of sweets with flowers
To create a more elegant composition, you will need to make not only a bright fan, but also flowers from corrugated paper. Roses will look most impressive in such a bouquet: they not only look exquisite, but also, due to the many petals, allow you to hold candies without additional fixing to toothpicks. The absence of fasteners makes it easy to replace some candies with others.
Making roses from corrugated paper begins with the formation of a bud: a 12-15 cm wide strip is rounded along the upper edge, folded into a tube, stretching the paper in the center of the bud - a candy will subsequently be placed in this place. From another strip, about 8-10 cm wide, cut small rectangles, which are slightly rounded along the upper cut and slightly cut obliquely along the lower edges - this is how the petals of the future rose are formed.
Using a toothpick, twist the upper edges of the petals, and slightly stretch the center with your hands to get a convex shape. On a wooden skewer, using tape or glue, the bud blank is fixed, after which a flower is formed by gluing all the resulting petals to the base of the bud. The base of the flower is wrapped with a floral ribbon or a narrow strip of green corrugated paper.
The frame of the composition in the form of a small ball is made of foam. On the front of the base are paper roses and various decorative elements of the composition. The fan is made of wooden skewers, connected with glue, the joint is masked with decorations. On the upper part of the structure, a strip of organza or other well-draped fabric is glued to the folds. The fan is decorated with beads and fixed on the base behind the flowers. Candy is put into the rosebuds, the candy wrappers of which are slightly trimmed for the most convenient placement. If desired, some of the candies can be fixed with glue directly on the fan skewers. The finished composition is decorated with paper butterflies, ribbons, leaves and small branches.