Easter Centerpiece Tutorial: Candy Topiary

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Easter Candy Topiary Centerpiece TutorialWhen I think of spring and the Easter holiday, two things come to mind . . . candy and color! These candy topiaries make delightful Easter centerpieces while bringing the best of April, candy favorites and bright colors, to your Easter table.


Supplies you probably already have:

  • hot glue gun + glue
  • acrylic paint (for the stem)
  • bucket or pot
  • ribbon

Supplies you may not have:

Sizes for these supplies depend on the size of your pot/bucket.

  • styrofoam ball
  • styrofoam half ball
  • wooden dowel
  • candy

I love bright & colorful candies for spring so I chose to use Skittles for my Easter centerpiece.

Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam's Club for Skittles Candy TopiaryI purchased this Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam’s Club in the candy aisle.

Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam's ClubTutorial

To begin crafting your topiary, you will want to paint your styrofoam ball and your dowel. Only one coat is needed. Why do we paint the ball? Nobody wants to see hints of white peaking out in between your candies.

Easter Candy Topiary Centerpiece via The Newlywed PilgrimageWhile the paint is drying, sort your Skittles by color. I decided to leave out colors that were not reminiscent of Easter. Aren’t these Skittles simply gorgeous?

Skittles - Candy Topiary TutorialNext, plug in your glue gun. When the styrofoam paint has completely dried and your glue is hot, begin gluing the Skittles onto the styrofoam ball.

Easter Candy Topiary Centerpiece with SkittlesIt’s fun to make patterns! I chose to do colorful flowers with lots of green separating them.

Easter Centerpiece Tutorial Skittles Candy TopiaryOnce your ball is covered in Skittles, you will insert one end of the dowel into the ball and the other into the half ball. Place the half ball into your  bucket or pot to stabilize the topiary. Adorn the topiary with ribbon and Easter grass and your are all set.

It may take some time but your finished product is bright, bold and beautiful!

Candy Topiary for EasterEaster Candy Topiary CenterpieceEaster Centerpiece - Skittles and Starburst EggsHappy Easter!

I hope it’s delicious. For more candy craft projects like mine, search #VIPFruitFlavors. Xo


  1. So cute! A great project for the kids to help with color sorting!
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  2. This looks beautiful! I love the flowers on it..such a nice touch #client
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  3. I’ve made many topiary’s but never thought to use candy. I love yours!
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  4. I love the bright colors. It’s so perfect for spring.
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  5. HI Jennifer, This is one of my very favorite link parties. I really enjoy your site and the other hostesses as well. This looks like such a fun craft for Easter.
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  6. Looks amazing Jennifer but I know I would end up eating more Skittles than ended up on it :) Thanks for sharing I love visiting your blog.
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