DIY Wedding Candy Bar

While I was living in the city I was invited to a fancy wedding in Manhattan where everything was gorgeous, but my favorite part was the massively eye-catching candy bar. I was instantly transported back to my childhood and could not wait to fill up my take home bag with goodies. At that point I knew that whenever I got married, I was having a candy buffet!

Since the hubby and I were having a Do-It-Yourself-Ish Wedding, I needed to think of how to execute an awesome candy bar without breaking our bank.

First step was to constantly scour the clearance aisles of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls for marked down apothecary jars. Luckily, these go on sale quite often and come in a variety of shapes and sizes, just what I needed to accomplish the look I was going for. Of course I wanted to have them embellished a little bit, so off I went to the craft store for clearance bin ribbon in our wedding colors and I also grabbed a roll of “blingy” ribbon as well for some pizazz.

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Now onto the candy. Where could I order candy in bulk?  That wouldn’t melt in the August heat? Wouldn’t cost me and arm and a leg?  After some online research I was directed to and I was thrilled. Not only were the prices amazing, you could also chose candy by COLOR! This is exactly what I needed since our wedding colors were pink and green, I wanted a pink and green candy scheme.

Can I tell you how hard it was to not eat all of the candy once it was delivered to me?!

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The final pieces of my Candy Buffet were the signs. I was struck with inspiration at Joann Fabrics when I saw glittered pink letter stickers. I thought that placing them in little wood frames with fabric swatches glues into them would accomplish the exact look i was going for. I purchased the letters, frames, swatches of fabric (which was in the clearance bin), and spray adhesive for a total of $18.

To create the frames I first spray painted the frames a neutral ivory color (which I had leftover from spraying our flower girl’s basket). After the frames dried, I measured and cut the material to attach to the back of the frame; I used the spray adhesive to do this. After I let all of that thoroughly dry I carefully placed the stickers on. Luckily they were removable, so if (more like when) I made a mistake I would be able to fix it without a problem.

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I was thrilled with how our candy bar came together on our big day. Our guests enjoyed it as well since there wasn’t any candy leftover.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Great! Love the combination of pastel pink and mint☺️

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  2. mylifeasishan says:


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  3. h.waldron1gmailcom says:

    nice, im doing one myself!

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    1. That’s fantastic! It was a huge hit with my guests. It seemed the adults liked it more than the kids 😊


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