There are days I know that I could use a pick me up. Being a mama is one of the most exhausting things in the world, and when a friend drops off a pint of ice cream, coffee, or flowers just because, it turns my entire day around.
I love doing these for the other mamas in my world as well, and one of my favorite things to give to others is flowers. They brighten anyone’s day and last for a few days, versus, you know when my friend dropped off that ice cream, it got eaten within minutes behind the pantry door so that I wouldn’t have to share with my two-year-old. You judging me right now? Don’t even. I know you do it too, if not with ice cream, I know you’re drinking wine behind that laundry door counting the minutes before bedtime. =)
Nonetheless, buying flowers for all your friends could get really expensive, so I came up with an easy way to break up $20 worth of flowers to make six mini bouquets! You could make six mama friends in your life really happy, and put some smiles on those tired faces!
DIY Mini Flower Bouquets
- Flowers ( a few bunches of different flowers that compliment each other). I spent a total of $20 on three different types of flowers and fillers just at the grocery store flower mart.
- Tissue Paper that compliments the colors of the flowers you got. You can always do white to be on the safe side!
- Brown Craft Paper
- Separate your flowers and get to cutting them to make them a similar size. I love roses so naturally they were the main flower in my bouquets.
I like to cut mine to about this size so it makes the bouquets more full since there aren’t that many flowers going into it. The stem is probably about 4-5 inches long. I take the rest of my flowers and cut them all the same length.
2. Get them all bunched up evenly and start tying the rubber bands around them so they are easier to handle when wrapping with tissue paper.
3. Once you have them all tied, you can begin to wrap the colored tissue. I cut the tissue into squares and then put the flowers at one of the points of the square. Look at the pictures below to follow the steps on how I wrapped them. Once I brought that last fold over, I just tucked it behind.
4. Do the same thing with the brown craft paper. Once you’ve tucked that paper behind, tie it with some yarn or twine or whatever you have on hand!
And voila! Just like that, you’ve got six beautiful bouquets to share with your friends!
If you get clobbered with hugs at each friends’ house, don’t blame me! And don’t worry about making these perfect. I think imperfection in these bouquets is actually quite perfect.