DIY Valentine's Day Mini Bouquets
February 12, 2015
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Flowers and Valentine's Day just seem to go hand in hand, but the blooms below will surely get you a gold star from your loved one. They say good things come in small packages, and these itty bitty bouquets snapped up by Ruth Eileen prove that point in the prettiest of ways. Oh, and you can whip these up in no time. Promise.
MaterialsFresh flowers with small to tiny blossoms (think spray roses and wax flowers)
Fresh greenery
Pink striped treat bags (we found them at Michaels)
White paper cording or string (we found it at Michaels)
White paper
Scissors
Rubber bands
Red heart confetti
Copper wire
Needle nose pliers
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Double sided tape

instructions

step-1Cut a 4” piece of copper wire with the wire cutters on the needle nose pliers.

step-2Cut a piece of paper to 2” x 1”. Fold paper in at ¾” to form the bottom of the envelope. Fold down the remaining paper over the envelope bottom to form the top flap. Fold under the corners of the top flap to make a point. Glue a heart confetti onto the point of the flap.

step-3Cut a piece of paper to 1” x ¾” and write a teeny tiny note to your Valentine. Tuck the note into the envelope and use a tiny piece of double sided tape to close the envelope. Glue the copper wire to the back of the envelope.

step-4Trim the flower and greenery stems to about 3” long and remove any excess leaves from the flower stems. Gather a small bundle of flowers, mixing 2 or 3 larger blossoms with a few sprigs of greenery and several stems of smaller flowers. Arrange them in your hand and tie the bundle with a rubber band. Tuck the envelope into the arrangement.

step-5Tuck the flower stems inside the treat bag. At the bottom of the bag, take one corner of the bag and wrap it around the bag to form more of a cone shape and glue in place. Tie the bag with a bit of paper cording in a bow. Repeat steps 1-5 to make as many mini bouquets as you like, then hand off to teachers, coworkers, and all the special someones in your life!

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Design & Styling: SMP Living