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Fall Flower Bouquet

Hi friends! I hope your week has been a great one.  Today I have a fun and fresh tutorial for you all.  I hope you enjoy it!

In September, my friend Lisa Marie  brought me a beautiful fall bouquet of sunflowers wrapped in a green wax tissue paper.  It was so elegant and I thought to myself, “I’ve got to try something similar.”  This year I’ve dabbled with making my own flower arrangements for my home and last week I decided to make make a little flower arrangement for a gift. You don’t have to be a florist to make this bouquet.  All you have to know is how to use a pair of scissors, fold a piece of fabric and tie a ribbon. It is really that easy!

Here is what you need

  • A store bought bouquet of flowers (or fresh flowers from your garden to decrease your out of pocket expense)
  • 20 in by 20 in piece of burlap
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Bow or flower embellishment

My cost for this project:

The cost of this project was roughly 8 dollars. The majority my cost was the flowers. If you have an over abundant garden, play with some flowers you already have. Or be on the look out for discount flowers or flowers from a farmers market.  I used a Costco bouquet and broke the flowers into two parts to make two arrangements. Use fabric or tissue paper you have on hand, utilize scrap ribbon to add the finishing touches.
After you’ve gathered all your supplies, lets make a bouquet!

Using fabric scissors,  cut a 20 by 20 inch piece of burlap.  I used burlap  because I love it’s rustic texture, I had it on hand and it’s a sturdy fabric to use for this bouquet.

Place flowers in the  center of burlap diagonally. (I ended up bringing the flowers down a little bit more then what is pictured here.)  Then trim the stems to line up with the end of the burlap.

Starting from one side, fold burlap under to create a roll effect and repeat on the opposite side.

Tie with ribbon.

Add a bow or fabric flower to the bouquet. Instead of ribbon like the tutorial uses, I cut scrap fabric into 1.5 inches by 4 inches to create my flower. I  hot glued a  scrapbook embellishment for the center of the flower.  Then added an alligator clip to the back to attach the flower easily to the ribbon.

 All done. A simple store bought flower arrangements can be transformed into a little creation with just a few craft items.

Have you received a flower arrangement before that you just loved? Do you remember how it was made? I challenge you to recreate one of your favorite flower arrangements, decorate your home with it or give it as a gift.

Have a fabulous weekend my friends!

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