Need a quick and simple gift that still makes a big impact. Try a beautiful DIY mini floral bouquet, and create many easy gifts even from supermarket blossoms!
When a holiday comes ’round the corner, like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, flowers are definitely something that tops many lists. The thing is… many times there are many givers or many receivers. What do I mean by that? Well, there may be quite a loved ones in your life that you’d like to make feel special. Also, we have three little ones, and they each like to have a part in the giving of gifts… so in our home there are many generous little hands.
I’ve found that making a DIY gift, even when simple like a mini floral bouquet, can make a big impact on the recipient, and can also save you some big bucks while keeping gifts on a mini scale. The plus is that generous little hands can get in to help create and help give out these sweet gifts!
Start with a couple of simple bouquets, supermarket finds are just fine for this! Choose a similar or matching color palette and separate the blooms to rearrange into your mini bouquets. Bunch a few of the flowers together, cut them down to the desired mini length and use a rubber band or floral tape to bind them together.
I first wrapped my mini bouquets in tissue paper, just as an extra “filler” and to give some extra fullness to the arrangements. You can skip this step, but I like the added effect. Lay down a square of tissue paper and place your mini bouquet in one of the corners. Fold the left side over the bouquet, and then fold up the bottom. You may have extra tissue paper like I did, so I just folded it back down. Then fold the right side over the bouquet and wrap around. Using your printed “i love you”, lay it face down and repeat with the tissue wrapped bouquet. Tie with ribbon, a cute string or twine.
I could see this being a great gift or favor at any event, and of course it’s totally customizable based on the colors and flowers you choose. You can also use kraft paper instead of the “i love you” print or let little ones color their own paper to use! It would work wonderfully for teacher appreciation days, Valentine’s Day, Easter bouquets, Mother’s Day or just because. I know I would love getting a sweet little wrapped up gift like this, wouldn’t you?!