I have made a few of these candy bouquets over the past couple of years for 40 and 50 birthdays.
The latest is pictured above. I used a wine bottle as the base and added a sign that said “50 Sucks, So drink Wine!” I used a square of floral foan I had and carved some away from the top and sides. I glued small crinkled pieces of tissue paper to fill in empty spots.
Last year, I made one for my uncle and used an empty coffee can as the base and glued packages of licorice and Mike & Ikes around it.