Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wondering what to do with your wedding bouquet? Take a look at how Susie, a creative Guest Blogger, turned her bouquet into a treasured keepsake. ♥

 

Wedding Bouquet DIY

 

A few weeks ago, I was about to throw my wedding bouquet in the trash.  I got married 1 ½ years ago, and didn’t want to throw it away, but it just kept sitting on my dresser collecting dust and looking worse and worse by the day. 

 

I couldn’t quite bear to toss it, and then one of my friends told me about the following idea, and I knew it would be perfect for me to do!

 

First, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some clear glass 4” ornaments. [I wanted something that had a wide opening.]  I got it home, took the top off, and got started.

 

 

Second, I dismantled my bouquet and cut off the flowers, berries, and leaves.

 

 

I then took my flower pieces and put them into the top of the ornament, being careful not to squish them on the way in.

 

 

After I filled it up, I put the top back on the ornament, and voila! I have a wonderful keepsake for my Christmas tree this winter.  It’s so great, because now I have my bouquet preserved, and it’s not sitting around collecting dust anymore.  

 

 

-- Susie, from Photography by Susie

 

 

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  • I just can't bear to disassemble my bouquet. I want to put it in a shadowbox, but I'd have to get custom, and that's expensive, even at Hobby Lobby.

    Posted on August 16, 2012

  • so adorable!!

    Posted on September 19, 2012

  • I just love this. Thank you for posting it. We celebrated our 40th this year and my bouquet will be on our tree instead if in a box in storage. Can't wait to get started.

    Posted on November 18, 2012

  • Great idea! I was looking for a way to give my grandson his Christmas cash w/o just putting in a card. I will use this idea, add Christmas confetti and cash, put his name on the bulb and hang it on the tree. He will have fun removing the cash, and even if he has to break the bulb it won't be a big deal (He is nearly 18)

    Posted on December 22, 2012

  • I loved this idea and knew right away that I wanted to do this. We were also married 1 1/2 years ago and my bouquet has been hanging upside down at my parents' house the whole time. I was afraid to bring it home (6-hr car trip) in case it got bumped around. I bought one of the plastic (shatter proof) DIY snow globes at Michaels for $7. This has a really wide opening (2-3 inches). It is also flat on the bottom so not a real ornament, but I wanted to fit many flowers and this allowed me to set them in and where I wanted them. It will also allow me to display it easily throughout the year. My dad drilled a hole in the top, I threaded a ribbon through and put a small washer on the ribbon and sent it back through the hole and tied a bow to be the ornament string. I filled it up and am so happy with the result. Thank you for the idea!

    Posted on December 26, 2012

  • Hi Ladies-
    This is a great idea! Do we think it would work with flowers that haven't yet dried? We're having a destination wedding so transporting the flowers back would be a lot easier if they were already in the ornament!
    Thanks!

    Posted on December 27, 2012

  • Very interesting.. Who would though dried flowers will look good as that. Nice and impressive Idea. Love it.

    Posted on April 1, 2013

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