Saturday, January 10, 2009
Favors, Flowers, and Centerpieces!
All three in one shot! I just love this idea and saw it displayed so elegantly and simply in the Winter 2009 edition of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. I heart Martha.
Anyway, this idea is so resourceful and I just love it. It has soooo many possibilities. You can have little potted plants stacked in tiers for centerpieces and also serve as wedding guest favors! If you want to be even more eco-friendly, you can use little trees to be planted later. A wonderful reminder of your special day and all of those who participated.
Did you ever wonder what was going to happen to all those beautiful centerpieces that you spent thousands of dollars on? So many times they end up in the trash. At best some of your guests or bridal party take home the flowers.
So here are a few ideas and a real easy DIY project to get you motivated to try this different approach to favors, flowers and centerpieces!
and the DIY project: Mini Bouquets!
Tools and Materials
You will need glass cylinders, 5 inches tall and 5 inches in diameter; 1 1/2-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon; scissors; double-sided tape; plastic flower tubes; sturdy decorative paper; flowers; and our cone template.
Mini Bouquet How-To
1. Cut ribbon to fit around base of each glass cylinder, and tape in place.
2. Make paper cones: Using a template, trace and cut out as many as you need. Curl into cones, and tape.
3. For bouquets, remove lower leaves from the flowers, and trim stems. Fill plastic floral tubes with water; insert flowers. Slip tubes into paper cones, and place a pair of bouquets in each glass cylinder.
Don't forget to have fun with this and get your bridal party in on the assembly action!