Sorry I have been slow to post this week. I had a ground breaking for the Science Center at Cheyney University yesterday and it is Teacher Appreciation Week at school. I signed up to make 32 bouquets for the teachers at my kids’ school. I am not particularly crafty but I decided to pretend to be Martha for a couple of hours and put them together.
Goal: Create small pretty bouquets with at least one large flower in each
Budget: $50 tops
3 bunches of Tulips: 3 x $6.99 (at the Grocery Store)
3 bunch of Wax Flowers: 3 x $3.99 (at the Grocery Store)
2 spools of ribbon (1 thick roll (3 yards) & 2 thin role (10 yards) on sale at Michaels: 2 x $1.99
1. Buy 1 type large flower & 1 type small flower in complementary colors.
2. Buy 2 types of ribbon (1 thick & 1 thin)
3. Put all of the flowers in a large vase or bucket
4. Cut smaller flowers into short pieces (These were about 9 inches)
5. Cut thick ribbon to about 4-6 inches (this will hold the bouquet together)
6. Cut thin ribbon to about 12″.
7. Pick out large flower and cut. I also used a leaf from each tulip to help wrap the back of the bouquet.
8. Add a couple of pieces of the smaller flower in front of large leaf.
9. Add large flower
10. Wrap with thick ribbon and fold over end. (Or you could use a rubber band underneath)
11. Pin temporarily in place.
12. Wrap with thin ribbon and tie.
13. Take out pin.
14. Place in water.