Sign us up if you’re ever throwing a party that involves a candy buffet. Specially if it also involves a candy buffet backdrop, literally. Filled with Hershey Kisses and Rolo Minis to our heart’s content, this DIY Coffee Filter Floral Backdrop is just one of those projects that you see come to life on its own, and it’s as easy and quick as you can unwrap a Hershey Kiss.
Materials you need:
Mini ROLO chewy caramels
Almond Hershey’s Kisses
Silver Hershey’s Kisses
Disposable K-Cup filters
Tissue Paper in Coral and White
Tin snips or wire cutters (like the jewelry kind)
Food coloring or watercolor
Candy Table Supplies:
We made two different types of flowers: coffee filter flowers and tissue paper flowers.
To make the miniature coffee filter flowers:
We used disposable K-Cup filters since the diameter is small enough that you can use Hershey’s Kisses as the stamen. We used a mix of plain white filters and a few colored ones with the help of a spray bottle. This will give you a fluid pattern on the filters, but you can also dip them entirely for a solid dye.
Wait an hour or so till they dry and using 3-4 filters per flowers to add texture, glue Hershey’s Kisses on the center.
To make the tissue paper flowers:
Cut 3-4″ squares and stack 3-4 sheets in alternating angles. Glue a Rolo on the center of each as the stamen.
Place your flowers at random on the suspended chicken wire by tucking the stamen in the chicken wire. No need to glue! We cut the chicken wire in an organic irregular shape and suspended from the ceiling using hooks. If you can’t use the ceiling and need a free-standing option, we recommend suspending from a backdrop frame like the ones used for photography studio backdrops or pouring Quickrete in two bukets with PVC pipe cut to length. Candy used in the backdrop is for decorative purposes only.
Thank you Hershey’s for partnering with us! You can find more wedding inspiration treats on their page here.